PPG Industries Foundation donates more than $55,000 to educational programs in Pittsburgh area

26/11/2014
The PPG Industries Foundation recently donated more than $55,000 to seven organizations for education-related initiatives in the Greater Pittsburgh area, where the company maintains its global headquarters and several facilities. The grants highlight PPG Industries’ commitment to supporting its local communities and align with the PPG Industries Foundation’s priority of enhancing educational opportunities.
 

The PPG Industries Foundation recently donated more than $55,000 to seven organizations for education-related initiatives in the Greater Pittsburgh area, where PPG Industries (NYSE:PPG) maintains its global headquarters and several facilities. Included in this support is a $9,000 grant to Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh for naming as “Official Provider of Color” for the museum. The funding supports all color-related activities in the museum's multimedia art studio, where children can create their own artwork, and sponsorship of a quarterly PPG Color Week – a billboard for which is shown here – as well as an annual PPG Color Day.

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 26, 2014 – The PPG Industries Foundation recently donated more than $55,000 to seven organizations for education-related initiatives in the Greater Pittsburgh area, where the company maintains its global headquarters and several facilities. The grants highlight PPG Industries’ (NYSE:PPG) commitment to supporting its local communities and align with the PPG Industries Foundation’s priority of enhancing educational opportunities.

The recent grants funded:

“The PPG Industries Foundation is proud to support many great education programs that operate close to our home,” said Sue Sloan, executive director, PPG Industries Foundation. “These initiatives all encourage students to explore their world, and many emphasize the science, technology, engineering and math disciplines that are so important to the future success of advanced manufacturing companies.”

Established in 1951, the PPG Industries Foundation demonstrates the values of PPG Industries by enhancing the quality of life in communities where the company has a presence. Interests of the foundation, in order of priority, are education, human services, culture and arts, and civic and community affairs. PPG also supports charitable causes by encouraging employees’ volunteerism and board service with nonprofit organizations. For more information, visit www.ppgfoundation.com.

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Media:
K.C. McCrory
PPG Corporate Communications
412-434-2445
kmccrory@ppg.com
www.ppgfoundation.com

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