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Duke Energy Commits > $264K to Support Education
May 2019

In April, Duke Energy announced it would invest more than $264,000 in the greater Cincinnati area to benefit students, educators, and communities.


The grants will be given to 21 education programs to support energy, engineering, and environmental education that will help students acquire the skills needed to launch successful careers in the energy industry. They also will aim to close the gap that often separates low-income students from their peers by funding summer reading programs.​

“We’re funding important initiatives that allow students to explore a variety of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields,” said Duke Energy Ohio/Kentucky President Amy Spiller. “We’re also backing impressive and exciting programs that provide the resources and tools underserved children need to blossom into tomorrow’s leaders.”

The education grants are administered through the Duke Energy Foundation. The Foundation was designed to focus on building successful communities where nature and wildlife thrive, to help students excel, and to create a talented workforce that drives economic success for all.

In 2018 alone, Duke Energy and its Foundation provided more than $2.9 million in support of Greater Cincinnati initiatives. Additionally, the company’s employees and retirees contributed more than $1.2 million to Cincinnati area nonprofits, including United Way and ArtsWave.

This is just another example of how our nation’s electric companies give back to the communities and the customers they serve.

An original version of this story and the 21 educational programs supported by Duke Energy’s grants can be found in the Duke Energy Newsroom​.