Through various acts of service in May, Duquesne Light Company (DLC) is continuing to empower southwestern Pennsylvania as part of its ongoing effort to build strong and vibrant communities where we all can be successful. From cheering on marathon runners to lighting a baseball field, here’s some of the ways DLC supported our community this May.
Donation to the Women’s Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh
DLC’s Office of General Counsel (OGC) recently donated $2,300 to the Women’s Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh. In the last year, the organization supported more than 6,000 local women and children in overcoming domestic abuse.
Township of Indiana Ballfield Restoration Project
In an effort to make its ballfield ADA compliant, the Township of Indiana partnered with DLC as well as the Pittsburgh Pirates’ ‘Live Like Lou’ Foundation to make necessary restorations and upgrades to its field. DLC supported this effort by providing the township with $10,000 to add improved lighting and make other critical upgrades to its field. This collaborative effort will ensure that the new ballfield is accessible to all individuals.
Pittsburgh Marathon Fluid Station
Volunteering at the Pittsburgh Marathon has been a longstanding tradition among DLC employees. This year was no different, as several employees manned one of the marathon’s fluid stations on May 6. Located at the 9.9 mile checkpoint near the George K. Cupples Stadium on the South Side, volunteers cheered on the runners while providing them with water and Gatorade to help keep them hydrated. After the race, DLC employees helped to clean-up the area.
NAP Grant to Pennsylvania Women Work
DLC proudly presented a Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP) grant of $100,000 to the Pennsylvania Women Work organization whose mission is to transform women’s lives through empowerment, employment and economic independence. The organization plans to use this grant to help support its Refugee and Immigrant Services for Employment (RISE) program by providing assistance to 60 clients in developing individualized career plans and completing career development programming.
Recognition from the Junior Achievement of Southwestern Pennsylvania
In May, DLC was also recognized for its charitable contributions to the Junior Achievement (JA) of Western Pennsylvania over the last year. The organization will use the contributions, amounting to $30,000, to support its mission to inspire and prepare local young people to succeed in a global economy. Through its entrepreneurship, financial literacy and work readiness programs, JA of Western Pennsylvania impacts more than 67,000 students in 371 schools each year.
As the year progresses, DLC will continue its service to the surrounding communities through philanthropic support and volunteerism. To learn more about ways DLC supports the community and how it can help your organization, visit www.duquesnelight.com/company/about/community.
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