PPG donates $2,500 to Chapman Middle School

Funding supports ‘Learning to Love Math’ program

Brian Pollock (left), plant manager at the PPG Industries aerospace transparencies manufacturing facility in Huntsville, presents Dr. James Waters, Chapman Middle School principal, with a check for $2,500 from the PPG Industries Foundation.

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Jan. 15, 2009 –
The PPG Industries Foundation has pledged $2,500 to Chapman Middle School to support the “Learning to Love Math” program.

"We are very pleased to receive support from PPG for this program," said Dr. James Waters, principal, Chapman Middle School. "It is helping us to engage sixth- through eighth-grade students with a history of math failure and encouraging them to improve their math performance."

The “Learning to Love Math” program is a research-based initiative that has proven effective in helping public school students who have shown difficulty with mathematics to make significant, lasting gains in their math achievement.

“PPG is strongly committed to supporting the communities where its employees work and live,” said Brian Pollock, plant manager for PPG’s aerospace manufacturing facility in Huntsville. “We are proud to support Chapman Middle School in helping students to enjoy and achieve in math, as a solid understanding of this subject will help them to attain success in school and to qualify for a broader range of professional opportunities in the future.”

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 employee volunteerism and executives’ involvement with nonprofit organizations.

About Chapman Middle School
The mission of Chapman Middle School, in partnership with parents and the community, is to provide an environment conducive for learning where students may achieve their full potential and become responsible, productive citizens.

About PPG
Pittsburgh-based PPG is a global supplier of paints, coatings, optical products, specialty materials, chemicals, glass and fiber glass. The company has more than 140 manufacturing facilities and equity affiliates and operates in more than 60 countries. Sales in 2009 were $12.2 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG). For more information, visit ppg.com.


K.C. McCrory
PPG Corporate Communications