Thanks a million! CPS Energy employees, retirees surpass six-figure giving goal

CPS Energy employees and IBEW Local 500 have gotten a head start on the season of giving by becoming one of the newest members of the United Way’s “Million Dollar Club.”

Employees and retirees pledged $1,002,058 to the 2014 United Way campaign this year, proudly surpassing our original goal of raising $910,000 for United Way’s community partner nonprofit agencies.

This is the first time in CPS Energy’s history that more than $1 million has been donated — a vivid example of how deeply our employees and retirees care about the well-being of our neighbors in and around San Antonio.

“The CPS Energy team has shown that we can make a critical difference in our community by banding together to achieve a common goal,” said Justin Locke, Vice President of Finance and Co-sponsor for the company’s 2014 campaign. “I am proud to be part of a team that is committed to helping the most vulnerable in our community.”

United Way Worldwide is a network of nearly 1,800 community-based United Way agencies, and the United Way of Bexar County and San Antonio consistently ranks as one of the top givers. That’s because, said Harvey Najim, 2014 United Way of San Antonio & Bexar County campaign chairman, “there is a mentality of generosity and a strong sense of community here.”

CPS Energy’s employees underscore Najim’s sentiment, not only through monetary donations, but through hundreds of hours dedicated to community volunteer projects.

“We have an obligation to provide power for our community; and our employees and retirees go above and beyond by sharing their time and talents with others,” said CPS Energy CEO Doyle Beneby.


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