PPG donates $5,000 to United Way of Delaware

Early commitment to 2010 campaign jumpstarts local PPG facility’s fund-raising effort

PPG employees Rich Brandeburg (far left), distribution manager, and Lynn Glanden (third from left), human resources representative, who co-chair the PPG Dover architectural coatings manufacturing facility's United Way campaign, kicked off the plant's 2010 fund-raising effort with Captain Lawrence Shurtleff II of the Salvation Army (second from left), Melissa M. Firman of Children’s Advocacy Center of Delaware (center), Deborah Armstrong, assistant director of United Way of Delaware, John Moore, vice president for resource development and strategic partnerships for United Way of Delaware, and Heidi Phillipson, Olympic Paints representative for PPG in Delaware.
DOVER, Del., Sept. 9, 2010 – The PPG Industries Foundation has made an early-commitment contribution of $5,000 to United Way of Delaware’s Kent County campaign to jumpstart a fund-raising effort at the local PPG Industries architectural coatings manufacturing plant in Cheswold.

"We are very pleased to receive this support from PPG," said Michelle A. Taylor, president and CEO of United Way of Delaware (UWD). “By becoming involved in the 2010 campaign, companies such as PPG are helping United Way of Delaware to address the root causes of Delaware’s most pressing social problems. Our dedicated partner agencies are making great progress, but there is much yet to be done.”

In addition to funding a network of crisis alleviation and other social service programs, UWD is engaged in a long-term strategy to eliminate the root causes of pressing social service problems in Delaware. To do this, UWD is leading collaborative efforts to help children and youth achieve their potential, promote financial stability and independence, and improve health.

“PPG is strongly committed to supporting the communities where its employees work and live,” said Mitch Magee, plant manager at PPG’s Dover facility. “We recognize the important work of United Way of Delaware, particularly here in Kent County, and we are proud that, for last year, our plant’s total campaign donation exceeded $16,000 and employee participation was more than 70 percent.”

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 United Way of Delaware
United Way of Delaware (UWD) is Delaware’s largest and oldest nonprofit fund-raising organization. One of only two statewide United Ways in America, UWD’s mission is to maximize the community’s resources to improve the quality of life for Delawareans. With statewide headquarters in Wilmington, and offices in Dover and Rehoboth Beach, UWD funds more than 115 social service programs in New Castle, Kent and Sussex counties, thanks to the generous support of individual and corporate donors, as well as foundation grants and other gifts. For more information, to make a contribution or to volunteer to work with UWD, visit www.uwde.org or call (302)573-3700.

About PPG
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.

K.C. McCrory
PPG Corporate Communications