METAIRIE, La. – Entergy Louisiana celebrated local organizations and nonprofit agencies Monday during the We Power Life – South Region event at the Jefferson Parish East Bank Regional Library.
“At Entergy, we believe the future is bright thanks to the work of local agencies like the ones that are here today,” said Phillip May, president and CEO of Entergy Louisiana. “These invaluable partnerships are part of a shared goal of building healthy, vibrant communities that will provide lasting solutions for our customers. Together, I know we can power life in the South Louisiana region.”
Entergy shareholders invested more than $10.9 million in charitable contributions to Louisiana nonprofits and community partners in 2016. In the past year, Entergy awarded just over 180 grants in the South Region, totaling around $1.4 million. The monies have gone toward projects that range from education to the environment.
“We know that we can only be as successful as the communities that we serve,” said Jody Montelaro, Entergy Louisiana vice president of public affairs. “It’s why we focus our philanthropic giving around education, poverty solutions, environmental programs and economic development initiatives that improve quality of life.”
As a special thank you, agencies were invited to enter a drawing to win additional partner appreciation grants. To win an additional grant, agencies had to submit a photo of one of the events that Entergy helped sponsor. Agencies that won additional grants include iBarnes, City of Hammond After School Program, St. Charles Council on Aging, Foundation at East Jefferson General Hospital and St. James Parish Hospital.
Entergy Louisiana, LLC provides electric service to more than 1 million customers and natural gas service to nearly 93,000 customers in the greater Baton Rouge area. The company has operations in southern, central and northeastern Louisiana.
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 9,000 megawatts of nuclear power. Entergy delivers electricity to 2.9 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Entergy has annual revenues of approximately $10.8 billion and nearly 13,000 employees.