Focus Flash Newsletter – August 2020 Issue

September 11, 2020
By Staff Writer, PHCC Educational Foundation


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In this issue – Flattening the contributions curve, farewell to Lorraine and congrats to 55 brand new scholarship winners.

Keep safe with the 3 W’s – Wear a face mask, Wash your hands and Watch your distance!

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Do Your Part to Flatten the Curve! (The Other One)     
Each year at PHCC’s annual convention (CONNECT) the conference attendees get a chance to see the Foundation’s work in action – apprentices working at the contest area, pictures of this year’s scholarship winners, etc. And when we ask them to support our work for the next year, they generously do!
But what happens when a pandemic makes having a live event impossible? CONNECT is going virtual this year. So, our contractor volunteer team is asking for your help to Flatten the Curve – the usual spike of donations that we will not be able to collect in person this year at the PHCC National Convention.
What can be done? It’s pretty easy – don’t wait until CONNECT, just hit the button below to give now instead! 
Even better – InSinkErator, Ferguson, Bradford White, Kohler and others have stepped up their matching funds on these gifts. Every gift you make will be doubled in our fundraising total. 
Help Flatten the Curve – there’s no time like now to make a world of difference!
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Farewell to Our Friend Lorraine Lorrain Morin
We lost a dear friend on July 28th with Lorraine Morin’s passing. She was an active member and a friend to many of us in the the PHCC Auxiliary, PHCC Educational Foundation and National Association. Lorraine’s smile was a fixture at PHCC events for many years and she served in several leadership positions, including President of the PHCC National Auxiliary.
Don and Lorraine Morin are members of the Foundation’s Board of Governors – a group of contractors and industry leaders who created the Foundation to promote education in the trades.


You can read Lorraine’s obituary here or click on her photo to make a memorial contribution.
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Scholarship Winners Selected – 55 Awards! Single Bar Chart - Scholarship Winners
Our Scholarship Committee spent the summer reading the materials sent in by 134 hopeful applicants – that was 524 pages of information to review this year.
The committee has met and selected this year’s set of award winners. In all, 55 college students and apprentices will receive scholarships totaling $112,000.
All the scholarship winners have been notified and we will announce the names in the coming weeks after we verify everyone’s educational plans for the fall.
Our thanks to all of the 2020 scholarship sponsors who are making this year’s awards possible.
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The PHCC Educational Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit established in December 1986 by PHCC members with the goal of helping their fellow contractors be more successful through education and professional training. These contractors believed and still believe that by helping their friends and their competitors, the whole profession benefits.

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