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University of the Aftermarket Foundation Names New Lifetime Trustees

The University of the Aftermarket Foundation has recognized several donors as lifetime trustees and one as a gold lifetime trustee for their support of educational programs to develop an aftermarket workforce.

The new gold lifetime trustee is National Pronto Assocation. The new lifetime trustees are Genuine Parts Company, MAM Software Group, Mevotech, The Schwartz Family, Women in Auto Care and the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA).

University of the Aftermarket Foundation Chairman Bob Egan recognized the new trustees Automotive Warehouse Distributors Association’s (AWDA) luncheon held Monday, Oct. 29, in Las Vegas.

“I’d like to extend my sincerest thanks to our newest lifetime trustees for their generous support of the mission of the University of the Aftermarket Foundation,” said Egan. “Their contributions will help attract and educate talented individuals and future industry leaders through scholarship and educational opportunities.”

The gold lifetime trustee designation is reserved for those donating $250,000 to $499,999 to the University of the Aftermarket Foundation. National Pronto Association joins the following organizations in this category of donors: Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance, Automotive Distribution Network (ADN), Automotive Warehouse Distributors Association (AWDA), Dayco Products, Federated Auto Parts, Gates Corp. and Tenneco Automotive.

The lifetime trustee designation is reserved for those donating $100,000 to $249,999 to support the foundation’s mission of providing scholarships and educational opportunities to the next generation of industry leaders. The new lifetime trustees join the following organizations in this category of donors: ACDelco, Advance Auto Parts, Affinia Group, Inc., Arvin Foundation, AutoZone, Babcox Media, Bosch, Brenton Productions, The Clay Buzzard Family, Cardone Industries, Dorman Products, East Penn Manufacturing Company, Epicor Software Corporation, Morris/Rupp & McCartney Educational Trusts, Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association, O’Reilly Auto Parts/O’Reilly and Wooten Families, Robert Raff, MAAP & Margie Raff, Standard Motor Products and N.A. Williams Co.

“AASA’s lifetime trustee donation will be recognized as the Steve Handschuh Educational Fund,” said Egan. “What a wonderful way to honor an industry leader for his long, successful aftermarket career.”

The University of the Aftermarket Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization and all contributions are tax deductible to the extent provided by law. To make a donation, visit www.uofafoundation.com.

About the University of the Aftermarket Foundation

Since 1986, the University of the Aftermarket Foundation has funded millions of dollars of scholarships, grants, research and ongoing educational programs to help develop a strong, knowledgeable aftermarket work force. The foundation encourages industry support, including donations for the purpose of honoring or memorializing individuals or otherwise recognizing special events, to help ensure the continued availability of training and education that strengthen the industry. For more information about the University of the Aftermarket Foundation, visit www.UofAFoundation.com.

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