For Release: 02/11/2013

Wisconsin Public Service Foundation Gives More Than $1.1 Million in 2012

Green Bay, WI – The Wisconsin Public Service Foundation enriched deserving organizations by more than $1 million in 2012. The Foundation is a private, charitable foundation funded by shareholders of Wisconsin Public Service Corporation. Its charitable giving has no impact on electric and natural gas rates.

In 2012, more than 360 associations and worthwhile causes representing interests in education, human services and health, community and neighborhood development, arts and culture, along with care for the environment received funds from the Foundation (see following chart). For a complete list of recipients, visit http://www.wisconsinpublicservice.com/company/wpsfoundation_recipient.aspx.

"Organizations with a human services and health focus received many Foundation dollars in 2012," said Karmen Lemke, Foundation Director. "These organizations worked to meet basic needs like shelter, food and health care for at-risk customers and communities. We are pleased to provide assistance as we partner with those that are meeting these most critical needs." Organizations include the United Way, Salvation Army, American Red Cross and Habitat for Humanity.

Once again, WPS employees and retirees showed their commitment to communities by taking part in the "Dollars for Doers" and "Matching Gifts" program. In Dollars for Doers, qualifying organizations were financially rewarded, up to $100 (up to $300 in 2013), when employees or retirees volunteered at least 20 hours during the year. Employees and retirees enriched their communities by volunteering hours to 74 qualifying non-profit causes. More than 100 retirees and employees earned more than $10,000 for the agencies.

The Foundation also matched more than 500 employee and retiree gifts of $50 or more to nearly 170 qualifying agencies totaling more than $150,000 through its Matching Gifts program.

"Our employee and retiree groups have wholeheartedly embraced the spirit of giving back to our communities," said Lemke.

2012 Wisconsin Public Service Foundation Corporate Giving

Corporate Giving in 2012

For More Information, Contact:

  • Karmen Lemke
    Director – Wisconsin Public Service Foundation
    920-433-1433
     
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    800-977-2250