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AWDA Members Donate $45,000 to University of the Aftermarket Foundation

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Dec. 2, 2014—Distributors and suppliers participating in the 2014 Automotive Warehouse Distributors Association (AWDA) Business and Education Conference made a donation of $45,000 to the University of the Aftermarket Foundation.

The funds will be used to support the foundation’s mission of providing educational scholarships to worthy students interested in pursuing careers in the auto care industry.

“This is a proud day to be a member of AWDA,” Tim Lee, chairman of the University of the Aftermarket Foundation, said in a release. “The success of this fundraising campaign clearly demonstrates AWDA’s rock solid commitment to education. As the fountainhead of industry leadership, AWDA has been integral to the foundation since its inception. Obviously, that commitment has not been diminished over time.”

The Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance, Automotive Distribution Network, Federated Auto Parts, National Pronto Association and Uni-Select each made a $10 donation for every one-on-one meeting held between their member distributors and vendor partners during the conference. Other participating distributors not aligned with one of these groups also committed to contribute.  

Additionally, many participating vendor companies, led by members of AWDA’s Manufacturers’ Advisory Council (MAC) each made a $25 donation per one-on-one meeting.

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