Ferguson & PHCC Educational Foundation Celebrate a Decade of Industry Education
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March 18, 2014
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Ferguson and the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors (PHCC) Educational Foundation are celebrating ten years of educational programs made possible by Ferguson contributions. These generous gifts to the Foundation’s annual giving campaign have supported the Foundation’s mission of providing quality business management and technical educational programs to contractors and their employees. The campaign also funds scholarships through the PHCC National Auxiliary’s scholarship program.
In 2005, Ferguson made a major charitable gift to the Foundation’s Invest in Your Future Annual Giving Campaign in support of industry education, and has continued to give generously each year since.
“Ferguson’s track record of support illustrates that loyalty and a belief in the value of long-term relationships are integral parts of their corporate values,” said Foundation Chairperson Roger Peugeot. “They have our thanks – and that of the industry – for making a decade of great education possible.”
“Ferguson joined the Foundation’s Board of Governors back in 1990,” said Henry Wood, Senior Director of Residential Business Group & Corporate Counter Development at Ferguson. “It has been a pleasure to expand this relationship through our backing of the Invest in Your Future Campaign over the past ten years. Enabling the Foundation’s efforts to provide training for thousands of people makes the scale of what we have accomplished together remarkable.”
The 2014 fundraising goal for the Foundation’s annual campaign is $150,000 to support the development and delivery of industry educational programs and scholarships. InSinkErator also provides matching contributions for the fundraiser.
By making a gift to the annual giving campaign, contractors, suppliers and manufacturers can show their support for the industry and be included on the Foundation’s published contributor thank you list. Gift forms and a list of industry donors are available on the Foundation website at www.phccfoundation.org or by calling 800-533-7694. The PHCC Educational Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and contributions to the Foundation are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.
Ferguson (www.ferguson.com) is the largest wholesale distributor of residential and commercial plumbing supplies and pipe, valves and fittings in the U.S. The company is also a major distributor of HVAC/R equipment, waterworks and industrial products and services. Founded in 1953 and headquartered in Newport News, Va., Ferguson has sales of $10.6 billion and approximately 19,000 associates in almost 1,350 locations. Ferguson and its subsidiaries serve customers in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, Mexico and the Caribbean. Ferguson is part of Wolseley plc (www.wolseley.com), which is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE: WOS) and on the FTSE 100 index of listed companies.