PA natural gas company gives back to their everyday customers; invests money back into the communities under which their pipelines run.
"Philanthropy as a form of community relations is a smart business move at most corporations. But few sectors are as embedded in a geographic region as energy, with mammoth power plants, snaking transmission lines and the electric and gas utilities that collect monthly bills — all from consumers who have little choice in the matter. Though they don’t compete for customers, utility executives have become keenly aware of how targeted donations can not only increase their brand visibility but also pay dividends in businesses operations by raising morale of employees and customers."--Daniel Moore, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette