Aug 13, 2013
Students from Burley Middle School in Charlottesville, Va., used last year’s grant to build gardening frames to grow a variety of vegetables, which were served in the school’s cafeteria.
RICHMOND, Va. – Education grants of nearly $1.4 million from Dominion Resources and the Dominion Foundation will be awarded to schools and educational institutions in eight states for the 2013-2014 academic year.
The K-12 Educational Partnership program will give 88 schools up to $10,000 each to help fund projects related to energy and the environment. The Higher Education Partnership program will award 39 college and post-secondary schools with up to $50,000 each to underwrite projects in energy, environmental studies, engineering and workforce development. The schools are located in Connecticut, Ohio, Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia.
The Dominion Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Dominion Resources.
“We encourage projects that invoke critical thinking and relevant learning,” said Thomas F. Farrell II, Dominion Resources’ chairman, president and chief executive officer. “Our nation’s students must be prepared to meet the challenges ahead, particularly in the fields of science and energy.”
Grant recipients include:
The Dominion Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Dominion Resources, is dedicated to improving the physical, social and economic well being of the communities served by Dominion companies. Dominion and the Foundation annually award more than $20 million to causes that protect the environment, promote education and help meet basic human needs. For more information about Dominion, one of the nation’s largest producers and transporters of energy, visit www.dom.com.
Daisy Pridgen, (804) 771-6115, Daisy.Pridgen@dom.com
Chuck Penn, (703) 796-9308, Charles.Penn@dom.com
Bonita B. Harris, (757) 857-2700, Bonita.B.Harris@dom.com