PPG donates $2,500 to Batavia United Way in 2010
Support on behalf of local PPG operations funds day-to-day United Way operating costs
BATAVIA, Ill., March 9, 2011 – The PPG Industries Foundation donated $2,500 to Batavia United Way in 2010 on behalf of the local PPG Industries coatings manufacturing and distribution facilities. The relationship between PPG Batavia and Batavia United Way, previously operating as Batavia Community Chest, has been ongoing for more than a decade.
Plant Manager Hank Saunders (front) and PPG employees (rear, from left) Todd Welsch, Dave Hughes and Cliff Craig greeted Jody Haltenhof, executive director, Batavia United Way, during her recent visit to the PPG Batavia architectural coatings manufacturing facility.
"We are very pleased to continue receiving support from PPG," said Jody Haltenhof, executive director of Batavia United Way. “It’s great to be able to count on partner companies such as PPG that help us to provide support to our service partners in the Batavia community.”
The Batavia United Way raises funds for programs that directly benefit Batavians, partnering with 18 organizations in 2011 to do so, such as the local American Red Cross, Batavia Teen Center, Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois, CASA of Kane County, and Elderday Center. Batavia United Way envisions a community where all individuals and families achieve their human potential through education, income stability and healthy lives. It values all members of the community as well as its volunteers, donors and partners, and it seeks to make a measurable, lasting impact in Batavia with accountability and integrity.
“PPG is strongly committed to supporting the communities where its employees work and live,” said Hank Saunders, plant manager of PPG’s Batavia coatings manufacturing facility. “We recognize the important work of the Batavia United Way, and we are proud to help it fulfill its goal of improving life for local residents.”
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 Batavia United Way
The Batavia United Way is a nonprofit community-based organization that raises funds for programs directly benefiting Batavians. Batavia United Way envisions a community where all individuals and families achieve their human potential through education, income stability and healthy lives. The group values all members of the community as well as its volunteers, donors and partners. The goal is to have a measurable, lasting impact in the community and to do so with accountability and integrity. Batavia United Way is run by an all-volunteer board and an executive director. For more information, visit www.BataviaUnitedWay.org or call 630-879-4041.
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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