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In Support of Culture


New cultural grants have increased accessibility for all citizens to arts activities and performances through intervention and outreach programs, computers and technology at libraries, and the country’s public and natural resources. Civic programs provide leadership in public affairs nationally, statewide, and regionally. Major interests include environmental education, community and economic development, and promotion of an effective civic environment.


PPG donates $55,000 to COSI for Innovations in Energy project. The funding supports multiyear energy-focused project, general programming expenses

In 2011, the PPG Industries Foundation donated  $50,000 to COSI, the Center of Science and Industry, located in Columbus, to help fund its Innovations in Energy project, along with $5,000 to assist COSI in covering general programming expenses. Additionally, PPG experts assisted in the development of the center’s Innovation Showcase: Innovations in Energy exhibit, which opened in late August 2011.


Carl Johnson, PPG North America director of refinish manufacturing based at the company’s Delaware, Ohio, manufacturing plant, spoke on behalf of PPG during the grand opening of COSI’s Innovation Showcase: Innovations in Energy exhibit. Johnson, center, joined Paul W. Bush, PPG manager of technical services for flat glass, based at the PPG Glass Business and Discovery Center in Harmar, Pa., and COSI President and CEO David E. Chesebrough, Ed.D., at the grand opening, standing before a home-weatherization display that features energy-efficient PPG glass technology. The PPG Industries Foundation has an ongoing relationship with COSI, donating for nearly 20 years to support the center’s general programming. (Pictured left to right: Paul W. Bush, Carl Johnson, and David E. Chesebrough.)