PPG donates $1,500 to Friends of the Henn Mansion

Ongoing annual funding supports operating expenses, repairs

 
The PPG Industries Foundation donated $1,500 to the Friends of the Henn Mansion, Inc., in 2010 to support renovation and operation of the historical Albert W. Henn Mansion in Euclid, Ohio’s Sims Park.
EUCLID, Ohio, Jan. 31, 2011 – The PPG Industries Foundation donated $1,500 to the Friends of the Henn Mansion in 2010, helping to cover maintenance and repair costs for the historical Albert W. Henn Mansion. The corporate foundation has made annual grants to support renovation and operation of the property since 2001.

“The Friends are very grateful to have established a relationship with PPG and to receive the foundation’s ongoing support,” said Jean Reilly, president of the Friends of the Henn Mansion board of directors. “We still have some major renovations to accomplish, in addition to keeping up with maintenance of the leaded glass windows, ornate decorative architecture and other beautiful features that make this old house so special, so we truly appreciate this funding.”

The Friends of the Henn Mansion's mission is to preserve, maintain and ensure the continued viability of the Albert W. Henn Mansion as a historic resource for the citizens and businesses of Euclid and the surrounding communities. The group generates funding in part by renting the property to companies and community groups for events such as church gatherings, children’s programs, historical lectures and business meetings.

“PPG is strongly committed to supporting the communities where its employees work and live,” said Ralph Stasiak, site manager at the company’s Euclid coatings pretreatment plant. “Employees at PPG Euclid have held offsite meetings and training sessions at the facility through the years, and we are proud to help support the Friends in their efforts to preserve this unique community treasure.”

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 Friends of the Henn Mansion
Friends of the Henn Mansion, Inc., formed in 1996, made it their goal to restore and preserve the Albert W. Henn Mansion, located at 23131 Lake Shore Blvd. in Euclid, Ohio's Sims Park, for future generations. The mansion is offered for short-term cultural, educational, business and private event rental. Built in 1923, the brick English Tudor/Manor-style home is located in a 30-acre park and bird sanctuary on the shores of Lake Erie and features 9,200 square feet and 23 rooms. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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 2010 were $13.4 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG). For more information, visit www.ppg.com.

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Contact:
K.C. McCrory
PPG Corporate Communications
412-434-2445
kmccrory@ppg.com
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