MALVERN, Pa. — Saint-Gobain North America announced the winning schools of its 2022 Sustaining Futures, Raising Communities charitable giveaway contest, where schools across Georgia, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania competed to receive $250,000 in donated building materials solutions and program materials to transform educational spaces in their schools.
These schools were among the 30 finalists selected from many schools who responded to the company’s open call for applications to its Sustaining Futures, Raising Communities program in June and July. The nine winners achieved the title of Gold, Silver, or Bronze-level winner after the conclusion of the public voting period hosted on the company’s social media pages and on the contest website.
“Our shared ambition for improving the lives of our community and making the world a better home inspired our commitment to impacting future generations through our Sustaining Futures, Raising Communities Program,” said Mark Rayfield, CEO of Saint-Gobain North America and CertainTeed. “We were incredibly moved by the response we received to the program and by the devotion of our educators to help cultivate, influence, and transform young lives by helping transform their learning spaces. We know that environments with better acoustical performance, better lighting and air quality students learn better and achieve greater results.
"It is an honor to congratulate and celebrate our winners, and to donate products that will help create better learning experiences for students across Georgia, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania where thousands of our employees work, live and raise their families.”
The nine winning schools of the 2022 Sustaining Futures, Raising Communities program are:
Gold Level Winners – Winners receive donations of up to $50,000
Lakeview Middle School (Rossville, Ga.)
Millbury Memorial Junior Senior High School (Millbury, Mass.)
Mid-Valley School District (Throop, Pa.)
Silver Level Finalists – Winners receive donations of up to $20,000
Chattahoochee Hills Charter School (Chattahoochee Hills, Ga.)
Northbridge Middle School (Whitinsville, Mass.)
Furness High School (Philadelphia)
Bronze Level Finalists – Winners receive donations of up to $10,000
Coleman Middle School (Duluth, Ga.)
Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical High School (Fitchburg, Mass.)
Upper Bucks Technical School (Perkasie, Pa.)
To honor both the winning schools and the schools that advanced to the finalist round, the company hosted three celebratory ceremonies at its facilities in Norcross, Ga., Northborough, Mass., and Malvern, Pa. Over 175 students, school administrators, and staff members have joined company employees and members of its leadership team for these commemorative events.