Ferguson education grant aids students
Ferguson has partnered with the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation to fund educational field trips for about 5,300 local fourth graders.
Ferguson Senior Vice President and General Counsel Terry Hall (left) presents a check to Colonial Williamsburg Foundation President Colin Campbell. Photo courtesy of
Virginia-based Ferguson has partnered with the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation to fund educational field trips for about 5,300 local fourth graders. Ferguson donated more than $100,000 to the foundation.
The field-trip lessons correspond with the Virginia Standards of Learning. The grant covers the cost of admission and transportation to Colonial Williamsburg’s Revolutionary City for all fourth graders in the Gloucester, Hampton, Newport News, Poquoson and York Co. public school systems during the 2013-2014 academic year.
The foundation preserves, restores and operates Virginia’s 18th-century capital of Williamsburg, Va., as a 21st-century center for history and citizenship. Ferguson also funds Colonial Williamsburg’s electronic field trips, which are Emmy Award-winning live Internet events and TV broadcasts for students in grades 4-8. About six million students view an electronic field trip each year.
“Ferguson is committed to providing and enhancing educational opportunities for students,” Ferguson CEO Frank Roach said. “Colonial Williamsburg is a great learning venue right in our own backyard. As a company, we are honored to be able to provide students with the chance to experience it firsthand.”