The University of the Aftermarket Foundation welcomes O’Reilly Auto Parts as a lifetime trustee. The O’Reilly and Wooten families recently contributed $100,000 to the foundation, investing in the future of the aftermarket through education and training.
“For many years, AWDA University, as well as numerous other industry contributors, provided our family and company outstanding educational opportunities and value. We are so very grateful for the university and what it has done for us, we wanted to participate in the ongoing educational effort of the foundation and its programs,” said David O’Reilly, chairman of O’Reilly Auto Parts.
David O’Reilly will serve as the company’s representative on the University of the Aftermarket Foundation board of trustees.
“On behalf of the University of the Aftermarket Foundation, we thank the O’Reilly and Wooten families for their generous contribution and welcome O’Reilly Auto Parts as a lifetime trustee,” said Rusty Bishop, chairman of the University of the Aftermarket Foundation. “Aftermarket education is important to O’Reilly Auto Parts and we know that David will be an excellent addition to the foundation’s board of trustees.”
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, call (816) 584-0511.