PITTSBURGH–(BUSINESS WIRE)–PPG (NYSE:PPG) today announced that PPG and the PPG Foundation invested
more than $10.5 million in communities worldwide in 2017. The funds,
which support community sustainability and educational programming, will
positively impact hundreds of community organizations in 29 countries
where PPG employees live, work and play.
“PPG’s innovative products aren’t the only asset that help us protect
and beautify the world,” said Sue Sloan, executive director, the PPG
Foundation and corporate global social responsibility. “Our engaged
employees and dedicated partners are truly what bring PPG’s community
engagement efforts to life.”
A selection of the grant recipients and funding purposes include:
Science Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: $600,000 in 2017, with
a total of $7.5 million being donated over a period of time for a new
building that will be named the PPG Science Pavilion. The pavilion
will house science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) learning
labs; a two-story, 14,000-square-foot exhibitions gallery, allowing
for large touring exhibitions; PointView Hall, a conference and event
space overlooking the city skyline; and new and expanded STEM
education programs. With nine classrooms, the PPG Science Pavilion
will enable Carnegie Science Center to offer more programs for
children and adults, such as day camps for students and
professional-development programs for teachers. Click
here to learn more.
Zoo & PPG Aquarium in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: $550,000 for
hands-on educational programs for students and children.
Way of Southwestern PA in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: $406,250 for
the Impact Fund campaign; United for Women Initiative; disaster
relief; Children & Youth STEM; and other initiatives.
Science Museum in Amsterdam, Netherlands: $64,800 for the
development of STEM-related curriculum at Dutch primary schools. The
curriculum helps students experiment with realistic technology
challenges; sparks interest in technology and engineering; increases
self-confidence and inquiry-based attitudes; makes connections with
real engineering professionals; and challenges gender stereotypes in
Red Cross: $150,000 for earthquake relief efforts.
Korean universities: $72,700 for 26 females to receive higher
education in Busan and Cheonan universities. These students will then
tutor underprivileged middle school students in math and English.
Chinese universities: $117,451 for PPG’s University Talent Power
Program, which offers scholarships and career counseling services at
11 Chinese universities.
of Life Studies Malaysia: $30,000 for the continued support of The
Solar Academy, which offers 100 underserved Malaysian youth free
education and training in the practice and theory of solar energy.
In addition, PPG reached a milestone in 2017 by completing 125 COLORFUL
COMMUNITIES™ projects since the program’s inception. With 13,000 gallons
of paint and 34,000 hours volunteered by 6,000 employees and community
volunteers, PPG has brought color and brightness to more than 4 million
people in 23 countries through the transformation of community assets.
EDITOR’S NOTE: For additional information regarding PPG’s
community engagement efforts in 2017, visit our online newsroom at newsroom.ppg.com/PPGCommunityEngagement2017.
PPG and the PPG Foundation aim to bring color and brightness to PPG
communities around the world. We invested more than $10.5 million in
2017, supporting hundreds of community organizations across 29
countries. By investing in educational opportunities, we help grow
today’s skilled workforce and develop tomorrow’s innovators in fields
related to coatings and manufacturing. Plus, we empower PPG employees to
multiply their impact for causes that are important to them by
supporting their volunteer efforts and charitable giving. Learn more at www.ppgcommunities.com
and follow @PPG_Communities
PPG: WE PROTECT AND BEAUTIFY THE WORLD™
At PPG (NYSE:PPG), we work every day to develop and deliver the paints,
coatings and materials that our customers have trusted for more than 130
years. Through dedication and creativity, we solve our customers’
biggest challenges, collaborating closely to find the right path
forward. With headquarters in Pittsburgh, we operate and innovate in
more than 70 countries and reported net sales of $14.8 billion in 2017.
We serve customers in construction, consumer products, industrial and
transportation markets and aftermarkets. To learn more, visit www.ppg.com.
We protect and beautify the world and Colorful Communities
are trademarks and the PPG Logo is a registered trademark of PPG
Industries Ohio, Inc.
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