CIF Raises Big Again at 8th Annual Gala Fundraiser
February 25, 2018 – Palm Springs, CA – For the 8th time, the Collision Industry Foundation (CIF) held its annual Gala Fundraiser in Palm Springs, California. Continuing the well-known tradition, the Foundation again hosted a lively cocktail party, complete with delicious Asian Fare hors d’oeuvres and cocktails at the renowned Lulu California Bistro.
117 attendees from the collision industry set a new record the fun event. The gala guests were able to participate in a raffle and silent auction featuring many items. Items were donated by companies and individuals and included high-end electronics, custom art work, a Chip Foose-signed picture, a NASCAR® package as well as vouchers for I-CAR and AMI training classes.
The gala was successful and CIF was able to raise over $59.000. The foundation’s major focus has been the Collision Industry Relief Fund to assist collision repair professionals who have lost their livelihoods from a natural disaster or other catastrophe. Most recently flood victims in Houston/Texas and Florida as well as Wild fires in California.
Commenting to the success attributed to sponsors and attendees, Cheryl Boswell, CIF trustee and treasurer said that, “Our sponsors – companies and individuals – continue to see the value of the Foundation and have supported us significantly.”
CIF’s vision is to bring awareness and emergency relief to Collision Repair Professionals. If you know of someone in need, please direct them to the CIF website www.collisionindustryfoundation.org