As the holidays come to a close and students are returning to school, teachers across the country will have a special announcement for more than 37,200 students. Their classroom project has been funded!
Good People, Good Causes was the theme of the 2015 United Way Emerging Leaders Society Philanthropic Awards in Spokane, Wash. And that theme aptly describes Avista’s commitment to the communities that the company has proudly served for 126 years. Avista was one of eight finalists for Philanthropic Corporation of the Year and emerged as the winner in that category, reinforcing the company’s purpose of improving life’s quality with energy – safely, reliably and responsibly.
By Justin Conway, Vice President of Investment Partnerships, Calvert Foundation, a nonprofit financial services firm that has helped thousands of investors channel over $1 billion in impact investments to social enterprises throughout the U.S. and around the world
December 24, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Avista Corp. and the Avista Foundation announced 2015 seasonal giving totaling $505,000 to non-profit organizations in the company’s service territories in Washington, Idaho, Oregon, Montana and Alaska. The funds will help support programs, including food banks, energy assistance, shelter and clothing, and holiday meals.
The Republic Services Northwest Area and Bellevue Division employees teamed up to fill the holiday wishes of several children in need from Kenmore Elementary. More than half of the students who attend Kenmore Elementary are below poverty level and require food assistance and additional resources. Each year, Stacey Denuski, Kenmore City Councilmember, coordinates with the school to identify 100 of the highest-need students to participate in the Secret Santa/Papa Noel program.