Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania was recently selected and awarded the Charles C. Keller Excellence Award for Corporate Philanthropy through the Washington County Community Foundation (WCCF). The WCCF Board of Trustees created the award in 2011 to recognize a local for-profit business for exemplary giving and community service.
“Columbia Gas was selected as the large employer award recipient because the Company and its employees demonstrate a philosophy of community service, generously donate time, energy and resources to non-profit organizations and promote active community engagement,” said WCCF Chief Operating Officer Aliesha Walz.
“This award and recognition is a direct reflection of our employees,” said Columbia Gas of President and Chief Operating Officer Mike Huwar. “Columbia Gas provides opportunities to give back – but is our employees’ generosity, selflessness and dedication to customer service and the communities we serve that should be recognized.”
“Columbia Gas is a great place to work because of our people. Our employees donate hundreds of hours to non-profit organizations, serve on non-profit boards, donate blood during Company organized blood drives, and organize and attend fundraising efforts throughout the year,” said Columbia Gas Vice President of External and Customer Affairs Andy Tubbs.
In 2018 alone, Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania employees banked over 750 Company-coordinated volunteer hours – not including the resources and energy employees volunteered on their personal time. Employees also pledged a record-breaking $178,300 to the United Way Campaign, to be distribute to non-profits throughout communities in 2020.
Columbia Gas is committed to providing generous financial and in-kind contributions to diverse charitable causes, many of which focus on programs that help low-income families. For more information regarding Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania’s support of local neighborhood initiatives, please visit ColumbiaGasPA.com/givingback.