PPG Circleville employees support local schools, organizations
PPG Industries Foundation donates $10,950 total for 17 employee requests
CIRCLEVILLE, Ohio, June 22, 2010 – Employees at PPG Industries’ (NYSE:PPG) automotive coatings plant in Circleville helped to obtain $10,950 in grants through the PPG Industries Foundation for local schools and organizations in 2009 and to date in 2010. The employee-requested grants were obtained through foundation programs that recognize PPG employees’ participation in their communities.
Plant Manager Dave Moss, far left, helped to get funding for Circleville-area public school initiatives and nonprofit organizations through PPG Industries Foundation employee programs, along with 11 other plant employees, including Greg Slavka, Scott Rinehart, Tina Lake, Donn Mason and Heidi Ward.
Through a program called Public Education Leadership Community (PELC) grants, three PPG Circleville employees requested grants in 2009 to support assembly presentations of Carnegie Science Center of Pittsburgh’s “Ion Jones and the Lost Castle of Chemistry” program at Winchester Trail Elementary, Laurelville Elementary and Pickaway Elementary schools. Also last year, a PELC grant supported a Literacy Night at Nicholas Drive Elementary School. Any PPG employee may sponsor up to three PELC grant requests annually, to support projects meeting program requirements at public schools where they are involved.
Additionally in 2009 and to date in 2010, 8 PPG Circleville employees obtained 13 grants for eligible local organizations through the foundation’s Grant Incentives for Volunteerism by PPG Employees and Retirees (GIVE) program, which recognizes employee and retiree volunteerism with annual grants of $500 for an ongoing volunteer relationship or $1,000 for serving on an organization's board of directors. Cozy Cat Cottage, Circleville Booster for Private Funding, the Hugh O’Brien Youth Foundation, United Way of Pickaway County, Pickaway County Community Action Organization and Workforce Services Unlimited Inc. benefited from the grants in recognition of PPG employees’ volunteer service.
“PPG is strongly committed to supporting the communities where its employees work and live,” said Dave Moss, plant manager for PPG Circleville and board member of United Way of Pickaway County. “We are proud that our employees participate in the PPG Industries Foundation’s employee programs to actively assist local public schools and nonprofit organizations where they have an interest. It’s a great opportunity for us to give back to the Circleville community in ways that are personally significant to employees.”
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.
PPG Industries’ vision is to continue to be the world’s leading coatings and specialty products company. Founded in 1883, the company serves customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets. With headquarters in Pittsburgh, PPG operates in more than 60 countries around the globe. Sales in 2009 were $12.2 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG). For more information, visit www.ppg.com.
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