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$77,900


PGE donations to nonprofits to reward employee volunteer time


2013 employee giving and volunteering $1.6 million


Employee donations to nonprofits, including company match


$200 50%


38,600


Employee volunteer hours


PGE MATCHING PROGRAM


$200 – PGE donation for every 20 hours an employee volunteers (up to $400 per year)


50% – PGE match for employee financial donations (up to $5,000 per employee per year)


Employee giving and volunteering


On any given day, our employees and retirees can be found volunteering, and they support the community through our annual Employee Giving Campaign.


In 2013, the number of volunteer hours reported by employees was slightly lower than in recent years. In response, we improved online volunteer resources, expanded our volunteer champion network and emphasized volunteer efforts around Earth Day.


As a result, volunteer participation increased 7 percent in the third quarter of 2014, compared with the same time in 2013.


Economic development


Powering our customers’ potential A strong regional economy is critical to PGE’s long-term success. We work closely with our business customers to create the energy infrastructure they need, improve energy efficiency for their operations, increase access to green power programs and find solutions to ensure a reliable energy supply and delivery.


Helping the region prosper We help existing customers grow and attract new businesses to the region by working with partners at the state, regional and community levels to assist businesses with siting decisions, help to develop sound economic growth strategies, advance new technologies and build an energy infrastructure for the future.


RECOGNIZING OUTSTANDING VOLUNTEERS


Each year, PGE honors three outstanding volunteers with a $500 grant for the nonprofit of his or her choice. In 2014, Verlea Briggs was recognized for her ongoing work as a champion for Work for Art. Briggs also serves on the board of directors for the Regional Arts & Culture Council and Human Solutions, an organization providing assistance to low-income and homeless families.


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