Ferguson announced that a $10,000 contribution has been made to support the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors (PHCC) Educational Foundation’s 2009 Invest In Your Future Annual Giving Campaign. This is the fifth consecutive year that Ferguson has made a major gift to the Foundation’s annual fundraising campaign.

“We are extremely grateful to our friends at Ferguson for maintaining their strong commitment to supporting contractor education,” said Foundation Chairperson Bill Jones. “We know that the contractors who have prepared themselves through training and education are the ones who will survive this ride through uncertain times, and Ferguson is helping to make that training possible.”

Ferguson has been a major supporter of the PHCC Educational Foundation for nearly 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 $175,000 in support of industry education.

The fundraising goal for 2009 was $145,000 in contributions in support of the PHCC Educational Foundation’s mission to provide 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 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 at www.foundation.phccweb.org/invest 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.