PPL’s annual United Way campaign raises more than $4.3 million to improve lives and strengthen local communities
Employees, retirees and corporation unite to help others
A woman volunteer gets a kiss from a puppy at an animal shelter.
: A PPL employee volunteer gives her time to helping furry friends at the Lehigh County Humane Society as part of the United Way Day of Caring 2019.

ALLENTOWN, Pa., Jan. 22, 2020 -- PPL Corporation, its employees and its retirees joined forces to raise more than $4.3 million during the company’s annual United Way campaign in 2019.

The funds will support ongoing efforts throughout central and eastern Pennsylvania 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.  

“Since its founding a century ago, PPL has always had a strong connection to the communities it serves,” said William H. Spence, PPL chairman and chief executive officer. “Generations of employees have strived to make a difference in people’s lives through their work to provide electricity safely and reliably. And these same employees, together with our retirees, have joined forces to strengthen local communities through their gifts of time and money.

“We’re proud of their shared commitment and pleased to support the United Way and so many local nonprofit agencies working to expand opportunities for others and to improve life for all who call central and eastern Pennsylvania home.”

The company’s annual United Way campaign included more than $2.1 million in contributions from employees and retirees. In addition, the PPL Foundation provided more than $2.1 million in a dollar-for-dollar match of all employee and retiree giving to the United Way.

As part of the corporate campaign, PPL’s subsidiary company, Safari Energy in New York City, held its first-ever United Way campaign to benefit the United Way of New York City.

Since 2009, PPL Corporation’s United Way campaigns have raised more than $28 million through employee and retiree donations, event fundraisers and support from the PPL Foundation.

For further information: Janice Osborne, 610-774-5997