PPG Greensboro employees get $4,345 in grants for local schools, organizations

PPG Industries Foundation donates for six requests through employee programs

PPG Greensboro employees who helped to obtain $4,345 in grants for local public schools and nonprofit organizations through the PPG Industries Foundation in 2010 include, from left, Dominic Delph, Mark Dvorsky and Wayne Johnson. Missing from the photo are Caussie Hairston and Michael Moorehead.
GREENSBORO, N.C., Feb. 23, 2011 – Employees at PPG Industries’ (NYSE:PPG) coatings manufacturing operations in Greensboro helped to obtain $4,345 in grants through the PPG Industries Foundation for local public schools where they have an interest and area organizations where they volunteered in 2010. The grants were obtained through the Grant Incentives for Volunteerism by PPG Employees and Retirees (GIVE) and the Public Education Leadership Community (PELC) grant employee programs of the foundation.

Through the GIVE program, which recognizes employee and retiree volunteer efforts with annual grants of $500 for an ongoing volunteer relationship or $1,000 for serving on an organization's board of directors, PPG Greensboro employees obtained three grants totaling $2,000 for eligible local organizations where they volunteered in 2010. Dominic Delph served on the board of the AAU - NC Rising Stars, Caussie Hairston volunteered with the East Walnut Cove Community Council, and Michael Moorehead supported Habitat for Humanity - Forsyth County.

Also in 2010, two PPG employees obtained funding for three public school initiatives through the PELC grant program, which provides grants of up to $1,000 each to fund school projects, materials and activities. Mark Dvorsky requested funding for Mad Science Lessons and a global citizenship project for Huntsville Elementary School, and Wayne Johnson requested a grant to fund a Jamestown field trip for fourth-graders of Mt. Olivet 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.

“PPG is strongly committed to supporting the communities where its employees work and live,” said Lori Leffler, plant manager for PPG’s Greensboro coatings operations. “We are proud that our employees actively support local schools and assist area nonprofit organizations, along with participating in the PPG Industries Foundation’s employee programs to help provide financial support where they have an interest. It’s a great opportunity for us to give back to the 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.

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.

K.C. McCrory
PPG Corporate Communications