Focus Flash Newsletter – November 2019

November 21, 2019
By Staff Writer, PHCC Educational Foundation


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In this issue – With Thanksgiving around the corner, we’re sharing our thanks with messages from scholarship winners who are better off because of you – our donors and volunteers.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and enjoy the clogged drain service call work on the 29th! 

Our Thanks to
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What Are You Thankful For?
The Foundation relies on the generous gifts of contractor volunteer time and dollars to deliver our educational programs and scholarships. We are endlessly grateful, but you should know that there are others who want to say thank you too.
Our Scholarship Winners Would Like to Thank YOU!
2019 Scholarship Winner Blake Jackson
I cannot begin to express the gratitude I have for being awarded this scholarship. It is such a blessing and I am so grateful. Thank you for investing in my education and future career.
– Blake Jackson
2019 Scholarship Winner Jack Bauer
I want to sincerely thank you for the scholarship and the plumbing tools awarded to me. Both will go a long way in supporting me throughout my education and career.
-John “Jack” Bauer
2018 Scholarship Winner Liam Chapman
You and your donors have been a great help by allowing me to focus on the end goal. Your scholarships have helped pay for code books, textbooks, and tuition. I hope to obtain a journeyman license next year. 
-Liam Chapman
2019 Scholarship Winner Kip Kopera
I just wanted to thank you and the rest of the PHCC Educational Foundation for your generosity. It is an honor to be chosen and I cannot thank you enough!
-Kip Kopera

This year we awarded 50 apprentices and students with a total of $113,000 in scholarships to support their education. There are many more thank you messages from the winners. You can read them or access resources about the 2020 scholarship program at the links below.


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Thanksgiving Greetings from the Foundation

Our thanks again to all our volunteers, sponsors and
supporters who make our educational mission possible!

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Make a Quick Gift – Use Your Phone
Making a gift to support the Foundation’s educational mission has never been easier. How easy?
STEP 1 – On your cell phone, text “GIVEPHCC” to: 44321
STEP 2 – Tap the link in the reply text message.
STEP 3 – Choose your gift amount and payment method.
Donate by Texting GIVEPHCC to 44321 or give online
Annual Giving Campaign Matching Supporters
And of course if you would like to call with your gift, we are happy to talk! (800) 533-7694. Every dollar contributed receives matching contributions from our friends at InSinkErator, Ferguson and NIBCO.
You can also give online here, or download this contribution form. Thank you!
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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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