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Entergy Powers Life in Mississippi with $2.2M and Volunteerism

12/13/2018

Haley Fisackerly, Entergy Mississippi President and CEO, presented a contribution for the Campaign for Children's of Mississippi to UMMC representatives Dr. Mary Taylor,  Guy Giesecke and Jonathan Wilson on Monday, Nov. 26, 2018.
Haley Fisackerly, Entergy Mississippi President and CEO, presented a contribution for the Campaign for Children's of Mississippi to UMMC representatives Dr. Mary Taylor, Guy Giesecke and Jonathan Wilson on Monday, Nov. 26, 2018.
Haley Fisackerly, Entergy Mississippi President and CEO, presented a contribution for the Campaign for Children's of Mississippi to UMMC representatives Dr. Mary Taylor,  Guy Giesecke and Jonathan Wilson on Monday, Nov. 26, 2018.
Haley Fisackerly, Entergy Mississippi President and CEO, presented a contribution for the Campaign for Children's of Mississippi to UMMC representatives Dr. Mary Taylor, Guy Giesecke and Jonathan Wilson on Monday, Nov. 26, 2018.

 

Throughout 2018, Entergy Mississippi carried on the tradition of giving back to the communities we serve through charitable grants and volunteerism.

By year’s end, Entergy shareholders will have contributed approximately $2.2 million to 350 nonprofit organizations throughout Mississippi, including gifts through Entergy Charitable Foundation grants, The Power to Care donations and corporate matching funds.

Our shareholders’ contributions are fueling quality-of-life improvements in communities where we operate through strategic investments in education, low-income and poverty solutions and environmental programs.

In addition to financial support, employees lent their time, talents and leadership skills to a variety of projects that helped strengthen their communities. This year we organized more than 60 group volunteer events in Mississippi and expect employees will have logged more than 12,000 hours of volunteer service by the close of 2018.

"We believe everyone benefits when our communities are healthy, educated, environmentally safe and productive," said Valarie Mabry, public affairs analyst. "We're proud to contribute to and volunteer our time with organizations that improve quality of life for Mississippians and enrich our communities as a whole."

The following are a sampling of the grants awarded and organizations where we volunteered, demonstrating the variety of causes that Entergy supported in 2018 and the diversity of benefits produced for our communities:

Grants
Alcorn State University

Canopy Children’s Solutions

Community Foundation of Greater Jackson and Northwest Mississippi

DeSoto County Foundation for Excellence in Education

Excel by 5 - Early Childhood Education Community Certification

Jackson State University

Mississippi Association of Community Action Agencies  

Mississippi Children’s Museum

Mississippi Museum of Natural Science

Mississippi School of the Arts Foundation

Operation Shoestring

The Salvation Army  - The Pathway to Hope

United Way of Central Mississippi

Teach for America

UMMC  - Children’s Hospital Capital Campaign

Volunteerism
Catch A Dream Foundation – Bass Classic Fundraiser

EITC Tax Preparation

Gateway Rescue Mission

Jacktown Throwdown BBQ – The Power to Care fundraiser

Keep MS Beautiful – Great American Cleanup – Copiah County/Lake Hazle

Mississippi  Food Network

The Salvation Army Bell Ringing and Angel Tree Toy shops in Vicksburg and the Metro areas

United Way Day of Caring

USA International Ballet Competition

Volunteer Day at the Capitol – passing of bill SB2295


Thanks to our all our shareholders and employees who are so generous with their time, we are making a difference in our communities!


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