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New UAF Lifetime Trustees recognized during AWDA

Designations are reserved for exceptional donors who support the foundation’s mission of providing scholarships and educational opportunities to the next generation of industry leaders

Bethesda, Md.—University of the Aftermarket Foundation (UAF) recognized three new UAF Lifetime Trustees during the recent Automotive Warehouse Distributors Association (AWDA) luncheon held at The Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas.

During his remarks, Bob Egan, MAAP, chairman of UAF, thanked Rollie & Gayle Olson and Family, Parts Authority and Parts Warehouse/Crow Burlingame for becoming new lifetime trustees. He also noted that three organizations, Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance, AWDA and The Pronto Network, achieved Diamond Lifetime Trustee status.

The University of the Aftermarket Foundation lifetime trustee designations are reserved for those exceptional donors who support the foundation’s mission of providing scholarships and educational opportunities to the next generation of industry leaders.

“We are proud to welcome the Olson family, Parts Authority and Parts Warehouse as new UAF lifetime trustees,” said Egan. “I’d also like to extend my sincerest thanks to all of the UAF lifetime trustees, including those recently achieving the diamond level. Their generous support of the University of the Aftermarket Foundation will help fund scholarships and educational initiatives for generations to come.”

At the AWDA luncheon, Egan also recognized Pete Kornafel, recipient of the prestigious UAF Educational Advocacy award and thanked him for leading the industry’s scholarship program for the past 25 years. Under Kornafel’s leadership, more than 5,700 scholarships have been awarded to students pursuing an aftermarket career. This rarely presented award honors an aftermarket leader for exceptional dedication to the pursuit of excellence in education.

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 learn more, make a donation, or apply for a scholarship or grant, visit www.uofa-foundation.org.


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.UofA-Foundation.org.

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