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PPG Foundation Invests $555,000 in Pittsburgh Programs

Funding supports educational, community sustainability initiatives

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 10:14 am EDT

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"Pittsburgh is our hometown, and we remain committed to increasing the educational, cultural and recreational opportunities for our employees, customers and neighbors."

PITTSBURGH--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PPG (NYSE:PPG) today announced that the PPG Foundation recently invested $555,000 in two organizations to support educational and community sustainability programs in the Greater Pittsburgh area, where PPG (NYSE:PPG) maintains its global headquarters and several facilities.

The foundation provided $550,000 in funding to the Zoological Society of Pittsburgh to support the general operations of the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, including educational programs, animal care and site maintenance.

A $5,000 grant to the Pittsburgh Symphony will support the Kraft Heinz Audience of the Future program, which provides students with opportunities to explore science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) concepts through hands-on technologies and maker activities focused on music and the science of sound.

“PPG and the PPG Foundation are pleased to continue our relationships with both of these important Pittsburgh organizations,” said Malesia Dunn, executive director, the PPG Foundation. “Pittsburgh is our hometown, and we remain committed to increasing the educational, cultural and recreational opportunities for our employees, customers and neighbors.”

PPG and the PPG Foundation also committed $7.5 million to the Carnegie Science Center of Pittsburgh earlier this year for the recently opened PPG Science Pavilion. Click here to learn more.

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.

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 135 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 $14.7 billion in 2017. We serve customers in construction, consumer products, industrial and transportation markets and aftermarkets. To learn more, visit www.ppg.com.

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