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PPG Industries Foundation donates more than $55,000 for Pittsburgh-area educational programs

PPG Industries Foundation donates more than $55,000 for Pittsburgh-area educational programs

Article Published: December 1, 2014

The PPG Industries Foundation recently donated more than $55,000 to seven organizations for education-related initiatives in the Greater Pittsburgh area, where the company maintains its global headquarters and several facilities. The grants highlight PPG Industries’ (NYSE:PPG) commitment to supporting its local communities and align with the PPG Industries Foundation’s priority of enhancing educational opportunities.

The recent grants funded:

· The Pittsburgh Section of the American Chemical Society for support of National Chemistry Week 2014;

· Carnegie Science Center for STEM Center support and sponsorship of SciTech Days, where middle- and high-school students connect with scientists and technologists at the center;

· Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh for PPG Color Weeks, which introduce children to the science behind color through hands-on activities;

· Support for pre-K to 8th-grade students through the Extra Mile Education Foundation;

· Pirates Charities for the Pittsburgh Pirates Education Days program;

· Operating support for Reading Is FUNdamental Pittsburgh to help foster a lifelong love of reading in children from low-income families; and

· Support with the Rooney Foundation to make the Academics in Motion program available in two Pittsburgh-area high schools.

“The PPG Industries Foundation is proud to support many great education programs that operate close to our home,” said Sue Sloan, executive director, PPG Industries Foundation. “These initiatives all encourage students to explore their world, and many emphasize the science, technology, engineering and math disciplines that are so important to the future success of advanced manufacturing companies.”

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.

PPG: BRINGING INNOVATION TO THE SURFACE.®

PPG Industries’ vision is to continue to be the world’s leading coatings and specialty materials 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 nearly 70 countries around the world. Reported net sales in 2013 were $15.1 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG). For more information, visit www.ppg.com and follow @PPGIndustries on Twitter.

Bringing innovation to the surface is a trademark of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.

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