Ferguson has made a significant contribution to support the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors (PHCC) Educational Foundation’s 2011 Invest In Your Future Annual Giving Campaign. This is the seventh consecutive year that Ferguson has made a major gift to the Foundation’s annual fundraising campaign.

“Seven years ago, we asked our major donors if they could help us reach our annual fundraising goal. Ferguson stepped forward, not only that year, but every year since in support of contractor education and scholarships,” said Foundation Chairperson Bill Jones. “That commitment to supporting the contractor really sets Ferguson apart.”

“We recognize that educated, professional contractors are our best customers and friends,” said Henry Wood, Ferguson’s Residential Business Group Director. “In addition to this support, we are working to identify more ways to we can work with PHCC on programs to benefit contractors in 2012."

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Ferguson has been a major supporter of the PHCC Educational Foundation for over 20 years. It is a Corporate Founder level donor to the Foundation’s endowment fund. Combined past and present contributions from Ferguson now total more than $195,000 in support of industry education.

The campaign fundraising goal for 2011 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 donor thank you list by making a contribution to the annual giving campaign. Contribution forms and a list of industry donors are available directly from the Foundation web site 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.