2022 AWDA Aftermarket Challenge is under way

The annual campaign raises funds for scholarships and programs that strengthen the aftermarket through education. 

The 2022 AWDA Aftermarket Challenge to benefit the University of the Aftermarket Foundation (UAF) is underway. The annual campaign raises funds for scholarships and programs that strengthen the aftermarket through education. 

The following organizations participated in last year’s AWDA Aftermarket Challenge, contributing over $180,000 to help develop a strong, knowledgeable aftermarket workforce. The generosity of these donors helped UAF and its collaborating partners award 461 scholarships, totaling $731,350, for the 2022-23 academic year.

Program Distribution Groups – Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance, Automotive Parts Services Group, Federated Auto Parts and The Pronto Network.

Platinum Level Suppliers – DriV, East Penn Manufacturing, Mevotech and Standard Motor Products.

Gold Level Suppliers – Bosch, Dayco, Dorman, Epicor Software, First Brands Group, Gates Corporation and MANN+HUMMEL.

Silver Level Suppliers – BBB Industries, Interstate Batteries, NTN Bearing Corp. of America, Siggins and Winhere Brake Parts.

Bronze Level Suppliers – Akebono, AMS Automotive, AP Emissions Technologies, Autologue Computer Systems, Borg-Warner, Cardone Industries, Clarios, Continental Corporation, Dana Incorporated, Dash4 Brake Products, DENSO, Elite EXTRA, ElringKlinger AG, EnerSys Batteries, FCS Automotive, G.K. Industries, Gabriel Ride Control, GB Remanufacturing, GCommerce, Genera Corporation, Global Parts Distributors, GMB North America, Grote Industries, GSP North America, Holstein Parts, IAP/DuraGo, Idemitsu Lubricants America, ISC Industries, KYB Americas Corp., Lisle Corporation, Lumileds, MAHLE Aftermarket, MotoRad of America, Motorcar Parts of America, NGK Spark Plugs, NSK Corporation, OptiCat, Peterson Manufacturing, Pioneer Automotive Industries/ATP, Plews & Edelmann, Powerstop, Schaeffler, Schrader TPMS Solutions, Sherwin-Williams, Spectra Premium, Sunsong, The Timken Company, Unity Automotive, Uquality Automotive Products, Valeo, Valvoline, Warren Distribution, Wells Vehicle Electronics, Wonh Industries and ZF Aftermarket.

Manufacturers’ Representatives – Bill Murray & Associates, Glazier Sales Associates, Hirsig-Frazier, Kitchin & Sons, N.A. Williams Company, Pacific Marketing, RPS Marketing, Stan Padover Associates, Seth Johnson Sales, Shamrock Sales & Marketing, SRS Marketing Company, SRS Marketing and Tasco.

“We thank these fine organizations who took part last year and invite all industry members to support the 2022 AWDA Aftermarket Challenge,” said Bob Egan, MAAP, chairman, University of the Aftermarket Foundation. “The future of the aftermarket depends on the next generation of automotive professionals, and that makes our mission of funding scholarships and educational programs very important. Together we can make a real difference.” 

To support the University of the Aftermarket Foundation by joining the AWDA Aftermarket Challenge, contact UAF Executive Director Jennifer Tio at jennifer.tio@maxmarketing.com. To learn more about the foundation and its available scholarships, or to make a donation, visit 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. 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. For more information, visit UofA-Foundation.org


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