Vision, intelligence, compassion and leadership were some of the terms used to describe CPS Energy‘s President and CEO Doyle Beneby at the Greater San Antonio After-School All-Star awards luncheon Thursday.
Beneby was honored by the program with the All-Star hero award, which is presented to community members who have taken an active role in educational initiatives throughout the community.
“I am honored to have been recognized by such an esteemed organization that impacts the lives of so many children in our community,” said Beneby. “But the true heroes are the 3,300 CPS Energy employees who support me and allow me to contribute on their behalf to outstanding organizations like After-School All-Stars.”
ASAS is dedicated to providing quality, comprehensive after-school programs and summer sporting events to inner city youth. Reaching 3,000 students, the organization conducts comprehensive, high quality after-school programs in 27 schools in the Edgewood and San Antonio Independent school districts, plus the summer Inner City Games. The program originated through a grant from the Arnold Schwarzenegger Foundation in 1995, and was incorporated with its own charter and board of directors in 2003.
CPS Energy, in collaboration with its New Energy Economy (NEE) partners, has made educational investments a priority. To date, NEE partners have contributed more than $1.5 million dollars to education initiatives throughout our community.
Some might wonder why their local energy company, whose core mission is to provide reliable, affordable power, would make educational investments a priority of its economic development efforts. But as an aging workforce and new technologies continue to change the industry, the company understands it cannot be passive about education. By investing in education today, CPS Energy is investing in tomorrow’s employees, those who will continue to innovate in an industry undergoing rapid, disruptive technological change.