Articles in Community.

Volunteering runs “all in the family”

PPL Electric Right of Way supervisor Allison Sheehe’s interest in volunteering sparked while in high school. Growing up in Bloomsburg, she’d volunteer here and there, but helping her community following Hurricane Sandy made a lasting impression.

“Our town was hit very hard with flooding,” she said “I helped some residents clean out their homes, which was just devastating to witness. They were throwing away pretty much everything, including photos and things that can’t be replaced.”

STEM teachers inspiring tomorrow’s innovators

Tomorrow’s engineers and mathematicians need only a spark to get their imaginations – and their careers – headed in the right direction. Each year, the PPL Foundation honors outstanding STEM educators who provide that spark for their students.

Four teachers in eastern and central Pennsylvania were recently selected as recipients of the PPL Foundation’s 2023 STEM Educator Awards. This grant program recognizes teachers who have demonstrated success in designing and facilitating STEM learning that engages the next generation of innovative thinkers. The PPL Foundation has awarded $500,000 in grants through this program since 2003.

Fueling innovation and collaboration

Here at PPL, we fuel innovation and growth – and strengthen our company culture – by fostering an inclusive workplace where all individuals are valued and respected. Employees embrace being a part of our inclusive culture, and it’s one of the many reasons why we offer 16 different employee-led business resource groups (BRGs) across our family of companies. These resource groups provide opportunities for employees to network with coworkers across the companies, collaborate over shared experiences and volunteer in the community. 

PPL Tomorrow, a BRG established for young professionals in Pennsylvania, recently teamed up with United Way’s Emerging Leaders to host a networking event in downtown Allentown that brought together more than 100 local professionals, including many team members from PPL Electric Utilities and PPL Services Corporation. 

Bright Lights grants awarded to community advocates, nonprofit agencies

In recognition of PPL’s 100th anniversary, the PPL Foundation awarded a $100,000 in special grants to help illuminate the outstanding contributions of individuals working in the nonprofit sector. Ten Bright Lights grants of $10,000 were awarded in recognition of the honorees to the nonprofit agencies they support.