Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance Contributes $15,000 to University of the Aftermarket Foundation
Feb. 5, 2015—Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance shareholders and supply channel partners helped raise more than $15,000 for the University of the Aftermarket Foundation by participating in recreational events during its winter shareholder meeting at the Turnberry Isle Resort in Miami.
The recent donation follows a $100,000 donation made to the foundation in 2013 in memory of Walter Spence Jr., a beloved Alliance board director. An additional $55,000 was raised during a golf tournament held in honor of Spence during the group’s winter shareholder meeting the same year.
“We felt as though we had established a meaningful precedent with the golf tournament and we wanted to keep that momentum going,” Tim Lee, Alliance shareholder and chairman of the University of the Aftermarket Foundation, said in a release. “We were proud to see so many of the 400 attendees contribute to such a worthy industry organization as the University of the Aftermarket Foundation.”
Alliance shareholders and supplier channel partners were invited to participate in their choice of deep-sea fishing, poker, tennis or a golf tournament. Upon registering, attendees had the option of donating to the University of the Aftermarket Foundation. The result was a contribution to the foundation to help strengthen the future of the auto care industry through scholarships, grants and educational opportunities.