Mar 16, 2017
We are extremely proud and thankful for the giving spirit that PPL employees demonstrated in this year’s United Way campaign.
PPL employees and retirees raised more than $1.4 million to support the United Way’s efforts to improve lives, strengthen communities and fund hundreds of nonprofit initiatives across central and eastern Pennsylvania.
PPL matching funds raised the company’s 2017 United Way campaign total to more than $2 million. More than 300 organizations across the company’s 29-county footprint will benefit from the money raised through the campaign.
“We are extremely proud and thankful for the giving spirit that PPL employees demonstrated in this year’s United Way campaign,” said Bill Spence, chairman, president and Chief Executive Officer. “These gifts translate into real programs and services for people who need help every day in the communities we are so proud to serve.”
United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley President David Lewis said, “PPL’s generosity is absolutely extraordinary. We can’t say enough about the true impact PPL has on the Lehigh Valley community on an annual basis.”
United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley seeks to improve lives and community conditions. It does this by assessing the needs of the community, raising funds and investing in programs, measuring results and mobilizing people to action.
This year marks the agency’s 100th anniversary. Spence and his wife, Denise, are co-chairs of the 2017-2018 campaign.
Since 2005, PPL has contributed more than $50 million to nonprofit organizations working to improve the quality of life of residents in central and eastern Pennsylvania. PPL is a lead supporter of the United Way in all the communities where it does business.