University Relations and Communications

 

September 29, 2016

 

The Grainger Foundation Supports Automotive Technology Program

Chris Marron presents check

MSUB alumnus and Grainger branch manager, Chris Marron, center, presents a check for $7,000 to automotive instructor, Katherine Pfau.
City College dean, Cliff Coppersmith, right, and Grainger warehouse associate, Colton Salo also were on-hand for the checks acceptance.


 

 

Contacts:

Joseph Micucci, Director Media Relations, Grainger, joseph.micucci@grainger.com

Katherine Pfau, Department Chair for Transoprotaing and Welding Fabrication, CCMSUB, 247-3044

University Relations and Communications, 657-2266

 

Chris Marron and Dean Cliff Coppersmith

MSU BILLINGS NEWS SERVICES — The Grainger Foundation, an independent, private foundation located in Lake Forest, Illinois, has donated $7,000 to the MSU Billings Foundation in support of City College at MSU Billings’ Automotive Electronics Program.

 

“This grant will be used to purchase an Automotive Lighting System Trainer, which will be beneficial in helping teach and train MSU students enrolled in our Automotive Electronics Program, said Katherine Pfau, Department Chair and Automotive Instructor at City College.  “We are grateful to The Grainger Foundation for its generosity.”

 

The MSUB Foundation’s mission is to advance the goals of the university through investment and stewardship of financial support.  The Foundation promotes philanthropy, campus and community partnerships, and educational opportunities.

 

This donation was recommended by Chris Marron, Branch Manager of W.W. Grainger, Inc.’s, Billings location.  Grainger has been a part of the Billings business community for more than 50 years as the leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair, and operating products.  “We are proud to recommend the programs supported through the Foundation of MSU Billings,” said Marron.  “We understand the need to offer assistance to students and faculty of the university.”

 

The Grainger Foundation, an independent, private foundation based in Lake Forest, Illinois, was established in 1949 by William W. Grainger, founder of W.W. Grainger, Inc.