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PPG Foundation Invests $28,000 in 3 Northern Ohio Organizations

Funding supports educational, economic development programs

Friday, February 15, 2019 10:02 am EST


"By providing students with the tools they need to succeed in the sciences, we can help fuel their passions and foster innovation in the field."

CLEVELAND--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PPG (NYSE:PPG) today announced that the PPG Foundation recently invested $28,000 in three northern Ohio organizations to support educational and economic development efforts. The grants were made in the fourth quarter of 2018 on behalf of PPG’s Cleveland automotive original equipment manufacturer (OEM) coatings facility, Euclid industrial coatings facility and PPG’s automotive refinish business, which operates two facilities in Ohio.

The foundation provided an $18,000 grant to the American Association of University Women to sponsor young women from across Ohio to attend the organization’s Tech Trek science and math camp.

A $7,500 grant to Case Western Reserve University will support its Women in Science & Engineering Roundtable (WISER), which is a program for undergraduate women majoring in science, technology, engineering, math and medicine (STEMM). The funding will help expand the professional mentoring program, support participation in the annual student lightbulb drop and grow leadership training programming that is provided to the students in WISER.

The foundation provided a $2,500 grant to Open Doors for its Summer Internship Program, which forms partnerships with local businesses to provide paid summer work experiences to high school scholars.

“PPG is committed to increasing educational opportunities for young people,” said Jim Priddy, PPG plant manager, Cleveland. “By providing students with the tools they need to succeed in the sciences, we can help fuel their passions and foster innovation in the field.”

PPG and the PPG Foundation aim to bring color and brightness to PPG communities around the world. We invested more than $9 million in 2018, supporting hundreds of community organizations across 28 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.


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 $15.4 billion in 2018. We serve customers in construction, consumer products, industrial and transportation markets and aftermarkets. To learn more, visit www.ppg.com.

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