Group gives $15,000 to Univ. of Aftermarket

Feb. 6, 2015

Shareholders and supplier channel partners of the Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance helped raise more than $15,000 for the University of the Aftermarket Foundation by participating in recreational events during the winter shareholder meeting at the Turnberry Isle Resort in Miami, Fla.

The donation follows a $100,000 gift made to the foundation in 2013 in memory of Walter Spence Jr., beloved 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,” said Tim Lee, a group shareholder and chairman of the University of the Aftermarket Foundation. “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.

To learn about available automotive scholarships, and to apply online by March 31, 2015, visit

To make a donation to the University of the Aftermarket Foundation, call (816) 584-0511 or email Barbara Cunningham at [email protected]. The foundation is a 501(c) 3 not-for-profit organization and all contributions are tax deductible to the extent provided by law.