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Kentucky Power celebrated 100 years of business in eastern Kentucky in 2019. We marked the milestone by supporting the communities we serve in ways that go beyond providing safe and reliable electricity to our customers. We pledged to complete 100 Acts of Appreciation in 2019 in the 20 counties we serve. We not only reached that goal by early December, but also continued giving back through the end of the year.
Living up to our promise shows we take our role as a good corporate neighbor seriously and supports the programs and people who are working hard to make a difference. In 2019, Kentucky Power contributed approximately $293,000 to community organizations. Kentucky Power also contributed nearly $915,000 to communities in our service territory for economic development projects. In addition, the American Electric Power Foundation provided about $498,000 in grants to government agencies, schools and nonprofits in the area.
Some of the significant charitable contributions, sponsorships and donations Kentucky Power provided funded the arts, education and senior citizens. Other organizations receiving support included schools and hospitals, volunteer fire departments and emergency responders, and various other nonprofits groups and civic organizations.
Whether it is investing in economic development projects or supporting our senior residents, community involvement is important to Kentucky Power employees. We live and work here with our families, so we believe it is important to invest our money and our time to work toward a brighter future for all.
Although budget limitations never allow us to make all the monetary contributions we would like, we strive to support as many worthy causes as we can. In addition to shareholder funding, our employees spend countless hours donating their free time and talents to numerous schools, boards, organizations, fairs and other volunteer activities. This employee and corporate giving highlights our commitment to our communities.
It is rare today for a company to have been in business for 100 years. We are fortunate and blessed to be able to celebrate such a milestone and do so by giving back to some of the many organizations actively bringing about positive change in the lives of many.
On behalf of Kentucky Power, I thank you for the opportunity to serve eastern Kentucky for the past 100 years. I pledge our commitment to continue to push ourselves to do better for our customers and the communities we serve.
President & Chief Operating Officer
Organizations supported by Kentucky Power and/or the American Electric Power Foundation in 2018
- Alzheimer's Association
- American Heart Association
- Appalachian Pregnancy Care Center
- Appalachian SPCA
- Appalachian Wireless
- Argillite Elementary School
- Ashland Community & Technical College
- Ashland In Motion
- Ashland Middle School
- Belfry High School
- Hindman Elementary School
- Hope's Place
- Jones Fork Elementary
- Kentucky Chamber Foundation
- Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence
- Kentucky River Area Development District
- Kingscreek Volunteer Fire Department
- L.E.E.S. Safety Patrol
- Letcher County Chamber of Commerce
- Louisa Elementary
- Big Sandy Community & Technical College
- Blaine Elementary School
- Carter County Fiscal Court
- Charles Russell Elementary
- Christian Appalachian Project, Inc.
- Christmas for Charity, Inc.
- Cliff Hagan Boys & Girls Club
- Community Foundation of Hazard & Perry County
- Community Hospice Care Center
- Crabbe Elementary
- CSG/Council of State Governments
- East Kentucky Dream Center, Inc.
- eKentucky Advanced Manufacturing Institute
- Fallsburg Elementary School
- Fight FORE MS
- Floyd County Emergency Rescue Squad
- Hager Elementary
- Harper's Hope Foundation
- Hazard Community & Technical College
- Hazard Perry Co. Housing Development Alliance, Inc.
- Highlands Foundation, Inc.
- Highlands Museum & Discovery Center
- Louisa Rotary Club
- Magoffin County Community Foundation
- March of Dimes Greater Kentucky Chapter
- McHenry Masonic Lodge #800
- Mountain Comprehensive Care Center - Homeless Veteran's Transitional Housing Center
- Mountain Heritage Festival
- Oakview Elementary
- Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital
- Owensboro Community and Technical College Foundation, Inc.
- Paramount Arts Center, Inc.
- Phelps Elementary School
- Pikeville Area Family YMCA
- Poage Elementary PTA
- Ramey Estep High School
- River Discovery Center
- Russell-McDowell Intermediate School
- Safe Harbor of Northeast Ky, Inc.
- Sheldon Clark High School JAG KY
- Summer Motion, Inc.
- The Jordan Light Foundation
- University of Pikeville
- WestCare Emergency Shelter