Duke Energy Provides Over $2.8 million in Grant Funding in 2016 to SC

Duke Energy is powering South Carolina with more than just electricity. Last year, the utility donated more than $2.8 million to nonprofit organizations throughout the state.

Palmetto State grant recipients in 2016 included the Urban League of the Upstate, United Way of Pickens County, Piedmont Agency on Aging, The Felician Center, Anne Springs Close Greenway, Florence-Darlington Technical College, Chapman Cultural Center, along with dozens of others.

“Community and service are integrated into everything our company does,” said Kodwo Ghartey-Tagoe, Duke Energy’s South Carolina president. “Through the Duke Energy Foundation, we provide philanthropic support to address the needs of the communities where our customers live and work, and we look forward to continuing that legacy of charitable giving and employee volunteerism in 2017 and beyond.”

Duke Energy’s philanthropy helped fund projects such as STEM-focused after-school programs for at-risk and underserved children, technical college programs that are focused on breaking the cycle of poverty through education, environmental education programs in public schools, multiple library systems to provide summer reading programs and supporting cultural arts and arts-infused educational programs.

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