PPL’s annual United Way campaign raises a record $5 million to improve lives and strengthen local communities
Employees, retirees and corporation unite to help others
Three men hold plants in a garden during a community volunteer event
PPL employees volunteer their time to help the community as part of the United Way Day of Caring 2021.

ALLENTOWN, Pa. — PPL Corporation and its employees and retirees stood tall together to raise over $5 million – a record-breaking amount – during the company’s annual United Way campaign.

The campaign supports United Way agencies across central and eastern Pennsylvania and in New York City, where PPL’s Safari Energy subsidiary is headquartered. Through the United Way and partner agencies, funds raised will support ongoing efforts to help children learn, grow and succeed; to create more opportunities for those less fortunate; to improve the quality of life for seniors; to provide emergency services to victims of violence and natural disasters; and to battle hunger in our communities. 

“Strengthening our communities is one of PPL’s core values,” said Vincent Sorgi, president and chief executive officer of PPL Corporation. “The money we raise as part of our annual United Way campaigns benefits individuals and families in the communities where we live and work. I’m proud to lead a team of employees who support their community not only through their day-to-day work in delivering energy to power their lives but also in their generosity of spirit.” 

PPL’s 2021 United Way campaign included more than $2.5 million in contributions from employees and retirees. The PPL Foundation provided more than $2.5 million in a dollar-for-dollar match of all employee and retiree giving. A record 140 employees also volunteered to lend a hand in the community during the United Way’s Day of Caring in September. 

Separately, employees of PPL’s Kentucky companies, Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company, are pledging dollars to nonprofit agencies and organizations across the utilities’ service territories. Coupled with financial support from the LG&E and KU Foundation, the utilities’ voluntary employee-giving campaign, Power of One, raised more than $2 million in contributions for the fourth time in the company’s history.

About the PPL Foundation 
Through strategic partnerships, the PPL Foundation supports nonprofit organizations that are engaged in innovative and groundbreaking work to create vibrant, sustainable communities; advance diversity, equity and inclusion; and support children’s success from cradle to career. The PPL Foundation contributes more than $3 million annually to a wide variety of nonprofit organizations in eastern and central Pennsylvania. To learn more, visit pplcares.com.

For further information: Kathleen Oswalt, 610-774-2593