wiredInUSA September 2018

Supporting non-profits

Duke Energy is among the largest energy holding companies in the US. The Duke Energy Foundation recently awarded nearly $300,000 in grants to 11 South Carolina organizations that impact communities served by Duke Energy. “Non-profit organizations are often the first line of defense in communities across our state,” said Kodwo Ghartey-Tagoe, South Carolina state president for Duke Energy. “These organizations must have well- trained professionals leading those efforts. That is why we support capacity-building initiatives that strengthen the non-profit community and help non-profits fulfill their missions.” At Francis Marion University in Florence, SC, the Non-Profit Leadership Institute (NPLI) brings together non-profit professionals fromacross the Pee Dee region to develop and enhance their skills. The Duke Energy Foundation funds 40 scholarships to attend NPLI and to create a workshop on grant writing.

“We’re appreciative of Duke Energy’s continued partnership with Francis Marion University and its support for our Non-Profit Leadership Institute,” said Francis Marion University president Fred Carter. “The NPLI is one of our most successful regional outreach initiatives. Better educated non-profit leaders make the Pee Dee a better place to live and work, and it wouldn’t happen without the sponsorship of community partners such as Duke Energy.” Other organizations to receive Duke Energy Foundation grants include: Chapman Cultural Center, Chester County Historical Society, Greenwood Community Theatre, Peace Center for the Performing Arts, and the American Red Cross. Each year, the foundationdonates around $33 million to communities throughout Duke Energy’s seven-state service area.

wiredInUSA - September 2018


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