—Local Pennsylvania Nonprofit Chosen by Public for Donation from New
NRG Charitable Program—
PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 16, 2016--
Today, after tallying up the public voting, NRG announced MANNA as the
top recipient of votes for the inaugural “NRG Gives” program. MANNA, who
delivers nourishing meals, coupled with nutrition therapy education, to
individuals battling life-threatening illnesses, will receive the top
donation of $100,000.
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“MANNA is thrilled to win the NRG Gives vote! We are so thankful for the
support the community has shown us through this process and are excited
to use the funds to cook and deliver nearly 26,000 more meals to our
neighbors suffering from illness,” said Sue Daugherty, CEO of MANNA.
Two additional nonprofits, Gift of Life Family House and Community
Foundation for the Alleghenies, received $10,000 and $5,000 donations,
respectively, based on public vote total. More than 1,000,000 votes were
cast in all.
Introduced in 2016, the NRG Gives program is the company’s new
charitable-giving initiative designed to empower people to help support
the Pennsylvania nonprofits. Through this program, NRG employees
nominate and the public at large votes for the organization of their
The three finalists in this round were:
Located in Philadelphia, MANNA was founded to support community
members suffering critical illnesses with the nourishment and
nutritional support they need during medical crises.
of Life Family House: Serving the eastern half of Pennsylvania,
Gift of Life Family House works to coordinate life-saving and
life-enhancing transplants for those in need.
Foundation for the Alleghenies: Committed to improving the
community, this organization helps support causes from education and
community development to the environment, and everything in between.
“We are ecstatic with the level of participation we saw throughout this
contest with the different communities,” said Mike Starck, general
manager, NRG. “It was important for us to include the local communities
to help decide where the donations should go. We look forward to taking
this initiative further in 2017.”
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