PPG donates more than $52,000 to educational programs in Pittsburgh area

24/02/2014
The PPG Industries Foundation recently donated more than $52,000 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 increasing educational opportunities.
 

The PPG Industries Foundation recently donated more than $52,000 to seven organizations for education-related initiatives in the Greater Pittsburgh area, where PPG Industries (NYSE:PPG) maintains its global headquarters and several facilities. For one of these grants, the foundation donated $5,000 to Girl Scouts of Western Pennsylvania as presenting partner of the first-ever National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend events in Pittsburgh and Erie, Pa. Here, PPG Industries Foundation Executive Director Sue Sloan (center) joins local Girl Scouts for a National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend event at PPG Place in Pittsburgh.

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 24, 2014 – The PPG Industries Foundation recently donated more than $52,000 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 increasing educational opportunities.

The recent grants funded:

“We’re happy to support these national and locally-based organizations in bringing positive impact to education in the Pittsburgh region,” said Sue Sloan, executive director, PPG Industries Foundation. “Supporting access to programs and resources such as these for students, teachers and the general community will help provide children in the community with better, more engaging learning experiences.”

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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PPG Industries’ vision is to continue to be the world’s leading coatings and specialty materials company. Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG helps customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company. Founded in 1883, PPG has global headquarters in Pittsburgh and operates in nearly 70 countries around the world. Sales in 2013 were $15.1 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG). For more information, visit www.ppg.com and follow @PPGIndustries on Twitter.

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

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