About the Foundation

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Read our 2017 Annual Report

The PHCC Educational Foundation was established in December 1986 by PHCC members with the goal of helping their fellow contractors be more successful through education and professional training. These contractors believed and still believe that by helping their friends and their competitors, the whole profession benefits.

The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit and the majority of our funding can be traced back to over 70 contractors, manufacturers and industry partners who have made major gifts to establish the Foundation's Endowment Fund. This fund is permanently restricted, with investment earnings used to provide funding to develop and maintain Foundation programs. These major donors form the core membership of our committees and together serve as our Board of Governors.

In addition to sponsorships and publication sales, the Foundation also relies on annual contributions from industry contractors and other supporters to fund the development & delivery of our educational programs.

Our Mission Statement: The PHCC Educational Foundation provides innovative educational programming to enhance the growth and success of the plumbing and HVACR industry workforce.

To deliver on our mission, Foundation offers educational programs & training aimed at industry employees at every stage of their career

  • Students considering a career in the plumbing-heating-cooling fields should explore the our Apprentice Education section.
  • Technicians should explore the growing list offerings in the Technician Education section of this site.
  • Managers and business owners can explore the vast array of articles, tools and information available in our Management Education section.



Board of Governors
Industry Partners

Annual Giving Campaign
Thermometer $97,252 Raised

Matching Gifts Provided By:
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