Mara Hartmann 601-969-2520
JACKSON, Mississippi– K-12 public school students in rural districts will benefit from one of the Entergy Charitable Foundation’s grants for the first half of 2016. The University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy will use its grant to provide health services to these students through the Mississippi School Telehealth Network. It is just one of the more than 80 nonprofit organizations in seven states that received grants totaling $1.5 million from the company’s foundation. Organizations in communities served by Entergy Mississippi, Inc. received $46,600 in grants.
“We see it as a privilege to give back to communities to help people and organizations prosper,” said Haley Fisackerly, Entergy Mississippi president and CEO.
The Entergy Charitable Foundation provides monies focused on education, poverty solutions and environmental programs that improve the quality of life in communities served by Entergy. Applications for the foundation’s next grant award cycle can be submitted at “Our Community” at entergy.com through February 1, 2017.
“Making a difference in our communities through the Entergy Charitable Foundation is one of the many ways We Power Life for our stakeholders,” Fisackerly added. “Entergy shareholders – our owners -- provide the funding for charitable organizations that create vibrant, healthy communities. Our employees and retirees take an active role in their local communities to maximize benefits.”
Among the programs supported by 2016 grants are:
Partnerships with the United Negro College Fund and the American Indian College Funds benefit stakeholders in all Entergy utility service areas. A complete list of grants awarded can be found at http://www.entergy.com/content/csr/2016_ECF_Grant_Awards.pdf .
In 2015, Entergy shareholders awarded more than $15 million to local nonprofits through various grant programs. Over the past 10 years, Entergy Corporation has donated more than $150 million. Entergy employees engaged in more than 100,400 hours of volunteer service last year valued at more than $3 million. Learn more in our 2015 integrated report.
Entergy Mississippi, Inc. provides electricity to approximately 445,000 customers in 45 counties. It is a subsidiary of Entergy Corporation. Entergy Corporation is an integrated energy company engaged primarily in electric power production and retail distribution operations. Entergy owns and operates power plants with approximately 30,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity, including nearly 10,000 megawatts of nuclear power. Entergy delivers electricity to 2.8 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Entergy has annual revenues of more than $11.5 billion and more than 13,000 employees.