HUNTSVILLE, Ala.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PPG (NYSE:PPG) today announced that the PPG Foundation completed grants totaling $62,000 to 12 Alabama organizations in support of educational programs during 2017. The grants were made on behalf of PPG’s aerospace facility in Huntsville, Alabama.
The grant recipients and funding purposes were:
- American Association of University Women: $6,000 to sponsor young women from across Alabama to attend the organization’s Tech Trek science and math camp.
- Cap & Gown Project: $1,000 to fund college tours for high school students requiring full financial aid to attend college.
- Madison City Schools (to be managed by the City Of Madison, Alabama): $5,000 for Project Lead the Way, which is the nation’s leading provider of K-12 science, technology, engineering and math programs that create activity-, project- and problem-based curriculum and teacher professional development models that help students develop the skills needed to succeed in the global economy.
- Free 2 Teach Foundation: $1,000 in free student supplies and classroom resources for public school teachers in Madison County, Alabama.
- GreenpowerUSA Foundation: $5,000 for a project-based science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) learning initiative based around designing and building a single-seat electric powered racecar.
- John Stallworth Foundation: $7,000 in scholarships for deserving, academically gifted students who are unable to pay for college due to diverse economic circumstances.
- Merrimack Academy for the Performing Arts: $1,000 toward a pottery studio for children and adults with special needs.
- Much Is Expected: Nearly $1,000 to support STEM education focused on designing, building and racing an electric car.
- National Center for Advanced Technologies (to be managed by the Aerospace Industries Association): $10,000 to support an educational program for middle school students focused on STEM, the aerospace industry and future aerospace and defense careers.
- U.S. Space & Rocket Center Foundation: $15,000 to sponsor AVIATION CHALLENGE® teams for summer and scholarships for children with financial need to attend Aviation Challenge programs.
- University of Alabama Huntsville Foundation: $5,000 in scholarships for underprivileged girls to attend Girls Science and Engineering Day.
- Village of Promise: $5,000 to support the Summer Freedom School Program, which combats summer reading and learning loss in children from low-income families.
“PPG is proud to support educational organizations that are helping prepare youth for careers in advanced manufacturing,” said Tom Meyer, PPG plant manager, Huntsville. “Engaging students in science and engineering will open many career opportunities to them.”
The PPG Foundation also donated more than $69,000 to 14 organizations in other PPG U.S. Aerospace plant communities during 2017.
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 and follow @PPG_Communities on Twitter.
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