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Dominion Resources, Dominion Foundation Announce Nearly $1.4 Million in Education Grants

- Grants ranging from $400 to $50,000 awarded to schools in eight states, District of Columbia

- Funding will support projects in energy, environment and workforce development

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.

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:

  • George Mason University in Fairfax, Va., will be awarded $45,000 to study infrastructure at risk in the path of severe storms by tracking reliable on-the-ground data on flooding and weather conditions.
  • Zane State College in Ohio will receive $20,000 to support an outdoor laboratory that includes learning stations that mimic oil and gas drilling operations.
  • Ella T. Grasso Southeastern Technical High School in Groton, Conn., will use $10,000 to convert a gasoline-powered car to run initially on a battery and then on a fuel cell.
  • Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council in Providence, R.I., will be awarded $5,000 for fourth-grade students to study the growth of native fish in the classroom and their subsequent release into the Woonasquatucket River.

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.

Contacts:

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


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