PPG supports Rome Grade School pre-kindergarten

DIX, Ill., Feb. 15, 2014 – Donna Burlison (second from left), customer service representative at PPG Industries’ industrial coatings manufacturing facility in Mt. Vernon, Ill., presents a PPG Industries Foundation check for $995.49 to support Rome Grade School’s pre-kindergarten program to (from left) Ali Tkaczenko, Rome Grade School principal; Anne Brands, pre-K teacher; and Dr. Dwain Baldridge, Rome Community Consolidated School District 2 superintendent. The grant will pay for classroom supplies to help 41 pre-K students prepare for kindergarten. Chris Campbell, PPG Mt. Vernon facility manager, said the company and its foundation strongly support community involvement and education. “We are happy to support Rome Grade School in engaging preschoolers and helping them develop a love of learning by providing classroom resources for better educational experiences,” she said.

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.

Chris Campbell
PPG Industrial Coatings, Mt. Vernon Plant
618-244-1414 x106