Aug 30, 2012
RICHMOND, Va., Aug. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Schools in Virginia will get a boost in funding for the 2012-2013 academic year as a result of $610,000 in education grants given by Dominion Virginia Power and The Dominion Foundation.
The K-12 Educational Partnership (www.dom.com/about/education/grants/recent-awards.jsp) program awarded 36 schools with up to $7,500 each to help fund projects related to energy and the environment. The Higher Education Partnership (www.dom.com/about/education/grants/recent-higher-educational-awards.jsp) program awarded 15 college and post-secondary schools with up to $45,000 each to help projects in renewable energy, environmental studies, engineering and workforce development. The Dominion Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Dominion Resources (NYSE:D), of which Dominion Virginia Power is a subsidiary.
"Energy, environment and education are among the most critical concerns for the future of our country," said Thomas F. Farrell II, chairman, president and chief executive officer. "Dominion will continue to support schools, teachers and students who are working to find solutions that will improve life for generations to come. Our support begins in the classrooms."
The Virginia grants are part of $1.4 million awarded to schools in states where Dominion does business, which are Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, West Virginia and Wisconsin.
Grant recipients include:
Dominion Virginia Power is a subsidiary of Dominion (NYSE: D), one of the nation's largest producers and transporters of energy, with a portfolio of approximately 28,000 megawatts of generation. Dominion operates the nation's largest natural gas storage system and serves retail energy customers in 15 states. For more information about Dominion, visit the company's website at www.dom.com.
SOURCE Dominion Virginia Power
For further information: Daisy Pridgen, +1-804-771-3178, Daisy.Pridgen@dom.com, Le-Ha Anderson, +1-703- 796-9308, Le-Ha.Anderson@dom.com, or Bonita B. Harris, +1-757-857-2700, Bonita.B.Harris@dom.com