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Duke Energy Foundation’s Philanthropic Contributions and Duke Energy Indiana’s Service Overview


Employees at the Cayuga, Edwardsport, and Gibson Stations are distributing $60,000 in grants from the Duke Energy Foundation to eight charities in their local communities. Stan Pinegar, the president of Duke Energy Indiana, expressed pride in the employees’ commitment to their communities and their support for a variety of causes that positively impact the lives of those they serve.

Each power plant’s employees were given the opportunity to nominate charities they wished to support. A committee of plant management and employees then decided which organizations would receive Foundation funds. Bill Luke, vice president of Midwest generation at Duke Energy, highlighted that many employees contribute their skills and time to various community causes outside of work.

Duke Energy employees have a history of supporting their communities through financial contributions and volunteer work. Last year, Duke Energy Indiana’s employees and retirees donated nearly $360,000 to charities and volunteered almost 11,900 hours.

Jeremy Price, technical and maintenance manager at Cayuga Station, emphasized the importance of giving back to the communities they are part of. He expressed excitement about how these funds will benefit their neighbors and their local areas.

The following organizations received grants from Cayuga Station employees:
  • Cayuga Volunteer Fire Department – $5,000
  • Ivy Tech Community College – $5,000
  • Parke County Community Foundation – $5,000
  • Vermillion County Community Improvement Fund – $5,000
Edwardsport Station employees awarded grants to:
  • City of Bicknell – $10,000
  • North Knox Social Ministries – $10,000
Gibson Station employees awarded grants to:
  • Habitat for Humanity of Gibson County – $10,000
  • The Isaiah 1:17 Project – $10,000
The Duke Energy Foundation is committed to offering philanthropic support to cater to the needs of the communities where Duke Energy’s customers reside and work. Annually, the Foundation donates over $2 million in charitable gifts to Indiana, with funding provided by Duke Energy shareholders. More details about the Foundation can be found on their website.
Duke Energy Indiana, a branch of Duke Energy, supplies approximately 6,300 megawatts of owned electric capacity to nearly 890,000 customers across a service area of 23,000 square miles, making it the largest electric supplier in Indiana.
For further information, please contact McKenzie Barbknecht at the 24-hour contact number: 800.559.3853.