PPG Dover plant kicks off United Way of Delaware campaign with $6,000 donation

Corporate foundation provides early-commitment funds to encourage employee giving

PPG Industries’ architectural coatings manufacturing facility in Cheswold recently kicked off its 2012 annual fund-raising effort for United Way of Delaware when employees and campaign co-chairs Bev Cherriman (left), accounting services coordinator, and Lynn Glanden (right center), human resources administrator, presented an early-commitment contribution of $6,000 from the PPG Industries Foundation to Deborah Armstrong, Kent County director for United Way of Delaware (left center). Armstrong visited the plant with Zach Hahn of the YMCA Back on Track Program (right) to provide information about United Way-supported organizations and encourage PPG employees to contribute to the annual campaign.
DOVER, Del., Aug. 20, 2012 – The PPG Industries Foundation has made an early-commitment contribution of $6,000 to kick off fund-raising for the United Way of Delaware’s annual campaign at PPG Industries’ (NYSE:PPG) architectural coatings manufacturing facility in Cheswold.

"We appreciate PPG’s ongoing efforts to support the annual campaign," said Michelle A. Taylor, president and chief executive officer of United Way of Delaware (UWD). “Funding from companies such as PPG enables United Way of Delaware to support programs focused on improving education, income and health in Kent, Sussex and New Castle counties.”

In addition to funding a network of health and social service programs, UWD is engaged in Live United 2015, a long-term strategy to improve the quality of life for all Delawareans. UWD is leading efforts to help children and youths achieve their potential, to promote financial stability and independence, and to connect Delawareans in need with health-care resources.

“PPG and its employees are strongly committed to enhancing their communities, especially by supporting the great work of the many United Ways throughout the U.S.,” said Mitch Magee, PPG Dover plant manager. “We are pleased that the PPG Industries Foundation supports United Way of Delaware and helps kick off our plant’s annual fund-raising campaign. We’re even more pleased that our employees exceeded the foundation’s total giving the last three years, with a total of $32,010 pledged by employees and $15,000 donated by the foundation. We hope many PPG Dover employees will express their generosity again this year.”

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 employees' volunteerism and board service with nonprofit organizations. For more information, visit www.ppgfoundation.com.

About United Way of Delaware
United Way of Delaware’s mission is to maximize the community’s resources to improve the quality of life for all Delawareans. UWD is implementing Live United 2015, a five-year strategy to achieve long-lasting, measurable improvements throughout the state in the areas of Education, Income and Health. UWD works collaboratively with business, labor, government, nonprofit organizations, academic groups, faith groups, community organizations, concerned citizens and others to effect positive, long-lasting solutions. For more information, to make a contribution or to volunteer, please visit www.uwde.org or call 302-573-3700.

PPG Industries' vision is to continue to be the world’s leading coatings and specialty products company. Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG helps customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company. Founded in 1883, PPG has global headquarters in Pittsburgh and operates in more than 60 countries around the world. Sales in 2011 were $14.9 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG). For more information, visit www.ppg.com.

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K.C. McCrory
PPG Corporate Communications