BOSTON – United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley announced today that Eversource Energy is awarding United Way $410,000 to help United Way’s work moving families out of poverty, ending homelessness, ensuring the healthy development of young children and preparing young people for success in college and career. In addition to this $410,000 corporate donation, Eversource employees have donated over $1,000,000 on their own during the 2018 United Way employee-giving campaign.
“Eversource and its employees stand out as one of United Way’s top charitable partners in our region for their commitment to children and families in need,” said Michael K. Durkin, President and CEO at United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley. “We are proud Eversource is partnering with United Way at such a significant level to engage their employees, generate resources and help achieve greater impact in our communities.”
“Working together with the United Way is a natural fit for us as we share a strong commitment to serving the neighborhoods where we work and live,” said Eversource Senior Vice President and Chief Customer Officer Penni Conner. “We’re proud of our corporate partnership and are grateful to our employees who volunteer their time and make yearly personal contributions in support of the United Way.”
Conner was recently elected to serve as the Chairman of United Way’s Board of Directors to provide strategic leadership and direction to the organization and its efforts to bring corporate, nonprofit and community organizations together to create lasting change.
“Under Penni’s leadership, we will continue to grow efforts to create public-private partnerships that bring the best assets of our community together to create educational and economic opportunity in our region,” Durkin said.
Eversource (NYSE: ES), the #1 energy efficiency provider in the nation, transmits and delivers electricity and natural gas and supplies water to approximately 4 million customers in Connecticut, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Eversource harnesses the commitment of about 8,000 employees across three states to build a single, united company around the mission of safely delivering reliable energy and water with superior customer service. For more information, please visit our website (www.eversource.com) and follow us on Twitter (@EversourceCorp) and Facebook (facebook.com/EversourceEnergy). For more information on our water services, visit www.aquarionwater.com.