Newport News, Va. — Ferguson is celebrating the end of 2012 with a gift that will support industry education year round. The company has made a significant contribution to support the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors (PHCC) Educational Foundation’s 2012 Invest in Your Future Annual Giving Campaign. This is the eighth consecutive year that Ferguson has made a major gift to the Foundation’s annual fundraising campaign.
“We are all aware of the need for more skilled workers and better trained managers in the trades,” said Foundation Chairperson Bill Jones. “With its annual support of this campaign and the training it funds, Ferguson is making an investment that will provide long lasting returns.”
“This gift is a simple, but powerful way for us to give back to the plumbing-heating-cooling industry,” said Henry Wood, Director, Residential Business Group and Corporate Counter Development at Ferguson. “We are confident that our support of this training not only helps us, but it helps our customers and the public they serve. We are happy to be able to say we are doing our part to improve our industry.”
Ferguson has been a major supporter of the PHCC Educational Foundation for over twenty years and is a Corporate Founder level donor to the Foundation’s endowment fund. Combined past and present contributions from Ferguson now total more than $205,000 in support of industry education.
The campaign fundraising goal for 2013 is $145,000 in gifts to support the Foundation’s mission of providing quality business management and technical education programs to contractors and their employees. A portion of the proceeds also supports the PHCC National Auxiliary Scholarship Program. InSinkErator also provides matching contributions for the fundraiser.
Industry contractors, suppliers and manufacturers can show their support and be represented on the contributor thank you list by making a gift to the annual giving campaign. Forms and a list of industry donors are available directly from the Foundation website at phccfoundation.org or by calling (800) 533-7694.