From the heart: Employees pledge more than $2 million to community programs

January 23, 2023

Our employees pledge dollars to nonprofit agencies and organizations across the utilities’ service territories every year. Coupled with financial support from the LG&E and KU Foundation, this year the utilities’ voluntary employee-giving campaign, Power of One, raised more than $2.2 million in contributions. Also, this year, the LG&E and KU Foundation increased its match from 75 cents on the dollar to a dollar-for-dollar match of employee contributions.

The contributions are being allocated to nearly 50 nonprofit organizations to support their funded programs and services in 2023. Those nonprofits serve nearly all 120 counties across Kentucky and more than 50 counties in Indiana, as well as parts of Virginia. Fund for the Arts, United Way of the Bluegrass United Way of Southwest Virginia, United Way of Western Kentucky and WHAS Crusade for Children are all examples of organizations receiving funding through Power of One.

Since 2005, the employee-driven campaign has raised more than $30 million through payroll deductions, event fundraisers, retiree donations and support from IBEW Local 2100 and the LG&E and KU Foundation.