Kudos from Our Communities

Rosemary (l.) with Ruth Tolbert, president, Greensburg-Jeannette Branch NAACP.

June 15, 2018

Volunteering in the community and helping those in need are second nature for FirstEnergy employees.

We see it every year when our employees volunteer time and generously donate during our Harvest for Hunger and United Way campaigns. We also show up annually to participate in various United Way Day of Action/Day of Caring events throughout our service area.

Our caring does not go unnoticed. Many organizations recognize our company – and employees – for our spirit of giving and support in the communities that we serve.

Here are a few examples of kudos from community organizations:

Rosemary Spoljarick, manager, Community Involvement, was recently honored by the Greensburg-Jeannette Branch of the NAACP in Greensburg, Pa., with the organization’s Community Service Award. Rosemary was recognized for her community volunteerism and dedication of time to the NAACP, as well as many other organizations in the local area.

“Being the recipient of the Community Service Award was personally gratifying,” said Rosemary. “The award also recognized our company’s ongoing commitment to supporting organizations and our communities.”

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The United Way of Greater Lorain County (Ohio) recently held its annual Celebration of Community Impact event at Lakeland Community College. FirstEnergy was honored with a Pinnacle Award, which recognizes the high degree of support that an organization and its employees exhibit for the United Way’s mission. It also acknowledges the spirit and dedication exemplified in the company’s fundraising activities. Terry Killeen, manager, External Affairs, accepted the award.

“Accepting this award on behalf of my Ohio Edison coworkers was very meaningful – especially after a few of the event speakers bravely told their stories of how our local United Way agency has changed their lives,” said Terry. “It was humbling to hear first-hand how we really made a difference by helping others become productive and confident.”

In the photo with Terry (r.) is Bill Harper, executive director, United Way of Greater Lorain County.

On behalf of FirstEnergy, Jody Place, manager, External Affairs, received the Old Faithful award from the Central Bradford County Chamber of Commerce in Pennsylvania. The award recognizes the longevity of our company’s involvement with the chamber and our generous support in the local community. In the photo, at the annual chamber awards dinner is Jody (r.) with State Representative Tina Pickett (Pennsylvania, 110th legislative district). “I was honored to accept this award on behalf of FirstEnergy,” said Jody. “Our company and employees have a long-standing history of giving in the communities where we live and work.”