Volunteer work is part of Duke Energy's legacy and identity as a company. Duke Energy is committed to powering the lives of its customers and the vitality of it communities in the seven states it serves. That's why employees contribute their time and money giving back to the community.
In 2016 alone, about 4,000 Duke Energy and Piedmont Natural Gas employees and retirees contributed about 100,000 volunteer hours through Duke Energy in Action.
Our purpose at Duke Energy is to power the lives of our customers and the vitality of our communities. For more than 100 years, Duke Energy has proudly served our communities through charitable giving and employee volunteerism. This passion for giving back is part of our legacy and who we are as a company. During May, we celebrated Duke Energy In Action Month. Throughout the month, our employees volunteered to serve a diverse group of nonprofit partners in their communities. When our communities succeed, we succeed.
For employees at Allen Steam Station, community service is personal
Employees at Allen Steam Station have a history of service, but last year, plant manager Brent Dueitt decided he wanted to do more. So, he trusted Adam Toney with building relationships and finding new ways employees could help.
Toney, who coordinates safety procedures at the plant’s work control center, has worked for Duke Energy for nine years, and lives in Belmont, N.C., with his wife, Amy, and sons, Jackson, 5, and Brooks, 2. Leading the community service team to improve his town, located 15 miles west of Charlotte, was a perfect fit.
Kindergarteners in Charlotte, N.C., help name a new osprey at Carolina Raptor Center
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"Ooohh," "Aahhh," "Whoooaaa."
Those sounds were some of the not really quiet, but trying to be quiet, squeals from 150 elementary students as Skoshi, a 28-year-old red-tailed hawk, made an appearance at Oakhurst STEAM Academy in Charlotte, N.C.
Skoshi, a resident raptor at Carolina Raptor Center in Huntersville, N.C., was visiting the school as part of an educational outreach program through the Carolina Raptor Center in partnership with Duke Energy.
GREENVILLE, S.C., June 2, 2017 /3BL Media/ — Duke Energy has been powering South Carolina for more than a century, and continues to power the minds of its students and the workforce of the future by investing in innovative education programs and initiatives.
Through the Duke Energy Foundation, more than $900,000 in grants will go to initiatives across the state that emphasize science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), increasing childhood reading proficiency and workforce development.
Teacher of the year does more than just help budding engineering students prepare for college, debt free
If Deanna Cureton’s students at Charlotte Engineering Early College ever feel overwhelmed by the challenge of becoming the first in their families to graduate from college, they know their teacher can empathize.
Cureton was the first in her family to get a degree.
When Duke Energy’s Jamie Lynton and his wife planted some milkweed in their yard that attracted a few butterflies, it gave him an idea. Why not do this on a larger scale to offer a protected habitat for imperiled monarch butterflies as they migrate south?
He first organized a Duke Energy In Action Teams4Good volunteer event and rounded up co-workers to build the first monarch butterfly “waystation” at Lapping Park in Clarksville, Indiana. Lynton even helped Clarksville secure a $2,500 grant from the Duke Energy Foundation to pay for the plants and supplies.