PPG Foundation Donates $95,000 for National Science Education Initiatives

PITTSBURGH–(BUSINESS WIRE)–$PPG #CSR–The PPG Foundation recently donated a combined $95,000 to support
national science education initiatives of three organizations. The
grants highlight PPG’s (NYSE:PPG) commitment to increasing educational
opportunities for youth in the areas of math and technology.

  • A $45,000 grant to the American
    Chemical Society
    is supporting the development of Chemistry of
    Color, an online chemistry module for elementary-, middle- and
    high-school teachers and students. The 18 lessons, which are divided
    by school levels, will be supplemented with a video series.
  • The Chemical
    Educational Foundation
    received a $25,000 grant to support its YOU
    BE THE CHEMIST® science education programs. Designed for
    kindergartners through eighth-graders, the programs introduce students
    to real-world applications of chemistry.
  • A $25,000 grant to Twin
    Cities Public Television
    in Minnesota supports national
    programming of the “SCIGIRLS®PBS KIDS television show and
    website for young people ages 8-12. The SciGirls show features
    girls using science and engineering in their daily lives.

“We are very pleased to support these three organizations as they
introduce students across the U.S. to science and chemistry through
engaging, hands-on education,” said Sue Sloan, executive director of the
PPG Foundation. “Ensuring this next generation of innovators is equipped
with the skills and knowledge needed to be successful in areas like
advanced manufacturing is a priority for PPG and the PPG Foundation.”

The PPG Foundation aims to bring color and brightness to PPG communities
in the United States. By investing in educational opportunities, we help
grow today’s skilled workforce and develop tomorrow’s innovators in
industries related to coatings and specialty materials. Plus, we empower
PPG employees to make an 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
on Twitter.


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 $15.3 billion in 2015.
We serve customers in construction, consumer products, industrial and
transportation markets and aftermarkets. To learn more, visit www.ppg.com.

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National Productions and is made possible by the National Science
Foundation. Additional support provided by L’Oreal USA’s For Girls in
Science program, Northrup Grumman Foundation and PPG Foundation. SciGirls
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PPG Media Contact:
Mark Silvey, 412-820-8138