Dec 11, 2015
Note: The release has been updated to reflect total donations given throughout our 29-county service territory.
Allentown, Pa. (Dec. 11, 2015) -- Employees and retirees of PPL Corporation raised nearly $1.4 million for the company’s 2016 United Way campaign. The donations will help residents in the 29 counties that PPL serves in Pennsylvania. Coupled with more than $610,000 in matching funds and other donations from the company, PPL, its employees and retirees donated more than $2 million total to the campaign.
“We are truly 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 has been an incredible partner to United Way and its community for decades. Remarkably this year, 400 PPL employees comprised nearly 25 percent of our leadership donor group. They have raised the bar and sent a clear message about the importance of playing a vital role in improving the place where we live, work and play.”
PPL Corporation goes beyond its core business by focusing its energy on being a good neighbor through a long-standing commitment to corporate citizenship. Since 2005, PPL Corporation has contributed more than $50 million to nonprofit organizations working to improve the quality of life for residents in central and eastern Pennsylvania. PPL is also a lead supporter of the nonprofit United Way in all the communities where it does business.
Headquartered in Allentown, Pa., PPL Corporation (NYSE: PPL) is one of the largest companies in the U.S. utility sector. PPL’s seven high-performing, award-winning utilities serve 10 million customers in the U.S. and United Kingdom. The company and its 13,000 employees are dedicated to providing exceptional customer service and reliability and delivering superior value for shareowners. To learn more, visit www.pplweb.com.