Jeffrey Picard (right), batch maker at PPG Industries’ industrial coatings manufacturing facility in Mt. Vernon, Ill., presents a PPG Industries Foundation check to David Schulte, Irvington Grade School superintendent, for $896 to support subscriptions to online math, reading, science and social studies programs. The subscriptions provide access to interactive educational tools that help students better understand these subjects. Chris Campbell, PPG Mt. Vernon facility manager, stated that the company and its foundation strongly support community involvement and education. “The subscriptions for online tools that Irvington Grade School is getting will help students of differing abilities to progress at their own pace. This is an exciting way to really engage students with their lessons, and we’re pleased to support programs like this in our community.”
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.