PPG donates $100,000 to Hill House Association
Funding supports programs, renovations of historic Kaufmann Center
PITTSBURGH, Dec. 15, 2010 – The PPG Industries Foundation has donated $100,000 to the Hill House Association in support of its capital campaign, implemented to fund programs and renovation and maintenance of the organization’s six-building campus in Pittsburgh’s Hill District. Efforts are currently focused on repairing and restoring the historic Kaufmann Center, which will include seeking Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification through the U.S. Green Building Council.
“A newly renovated Kaufmann Center will positively impact the Hill District through community development, education, and arts and culture,” said Victor Roque, president and CEO, Hill House Association. “PPG’s generous support will help turn our vision of what the center can be into reality.”
Denise Cade, PPG assistant general counsel and corporate secretary, who serves on the Hill House Association’s board of directors, said the aim in renovating the Kaufmann Center – once an entertainment venue hosting world-class musicians, award-winning authors, artists and statesmen – is to draw regional events to the facility. “The revitalization of the area is expected to increase annual rental revenue for our organization, boost the local economy and help to socially reconnect the Hill District to the Pittsburgh community,” she said.
“We are thrilled to support this renovation project for the Hill House Association,” said Sue Sloan, executive director of the PPG Industries Foundation. “I am excited to see the benefits of the beautification efforts and wish the Hill House much success in accomplishing its goals. PPG is continuously interested in local neighborhood projects like this one as we work to improve the quality of life where our company has a presence.”
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 Hill House Association
Hill House Association is a comprehensive community service provider and facilitator that meets the needs of Hill District residents and diverse constituents in the Greater Pittsburgh area. By housing health, education and human service agencies under its roof, the Hill House serves as a one-stop resource and advocate for individuals looking to improve their lives. Over the past four decades, it is estimated that the Hill House has provided care and support for more than 500,000 children, adults and seniors living in urban environments. Last year, nearly 70,000 were impacted directly or indirectly by Hill House programs.
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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