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Chemical Coaters Association International Finishing Education Foundation

Education is a key pillar of the Chemical Coaters Association International’s (CCAI) mission. This led to formation of the Chemical Coaters Association International Finishing Education Foundation (CCAIFEF) which was established as a 501 (c)(3) tax exempt charitable organization in November 2018.

The specific and primary purposes of CCAIFEF are:

To develop and deliver high impact educational and training opportunities to improve skills at all levels of the industrial finishing and coatings industry.

To provide effective and affordable educational and training opportunities that support the advancement of the industrial finishing and coatings industry.

To develop educational partnerships with; and make grants, gifts, or other payments to other organizations described in Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, to support the industrial finishing and coatings industry.

Programs that benefit from support of the Foundation include:

  • Finishing Lab Development
  • Women in Finishing
  • Online education
  • CCAI’s extensive scholarship program

CCAI and CCAIFEF work closely together to develop programming and secure funding to support the Foundation’s mission. Leading this effort is CCAIFEF’s Board of Directors:

  • Sam Woehler, George Koch Sons, LLC - President
  • Dr. Victoria Gelling, Sherwin-Williams - Vice President
  • James Malloy, Kolene Corporation - Secretary/Treasurer
  • Frank Laster, A1 Paint, Powder and Sandblasting - Director
  • Patricia Hendrick, PPG (retired) - Director
  • Ron Lum, Coral Chemical Co. - Director

Follow the links below to make a tax-deductible donation to the Foundation
and fund of your choice.

Click here to view the state nonprofit disclosure document.

CCAI Chapter Scholarship Program »

  • CLICK HERE to donate to the Central States Chapter Scholarship
  • CLICK HERE to donate to the Northern Illinois Chapter Scholarship
  • CLICK HERE to donate to the Southern California Chapter Scholarship
  • CLICK HERE to donate to the Twin Cities Chapter Scholarship
  • CLICK HERE to donate to the West Michigan Chapter Scholarship
  • CLICK HERE to donate to the Wisconsin Chapter Scholarship

CCAI National Scholarship Program » Donate Online

CCAIFEF General Fund » Donate Online


If you'd like to make a donation to any of the funds by Check please follow these steps

  • Make check payable to CCAI Finishing Education Foundation
  • For Chapter Program donations – write [Chapter Name] Scholarship Fund in the memo.
  • For National Program donations – write the program name in the memo.
  • Checks should be mailed to:

    CCAI Finishing Education Foundation

    P.O. Box 110578

    Lakewood Ranch, FL 34211-0578