CEO Letter

Co-op’s United Way giving up 5 percentceo (2)

A. Berl Davis, Jr. | President & CEO

Posted February 1, 2017

You already know how Palmetto Electric’s employees give you their best effort, especially after a storm. But you may not know much how they give to help the United Way each year.

When the United Way of the Lowcountry (UWL) kicked off its campaign in November, our employees attended meetings and learned that the UWL would receive donations to assist local Hurricane Matthew victims. They listened attentively as speakers from Bluffton Self Help and the Salvation Army reported how their organizations would assist affected residents in our communities. They also learned that UWL supports programs provided by 33 partner agencies, as well as United Way services to help anyone who lives or works in our community.

Then they reached deep: Palmetto Electric’s campaign increased our overall gift to the UWL by five percent over last year, totaling $33,597 for the 2016 campaign. I’m proud of all our folks and would like to recognize two employees, Sally Marshall and Patrick Malphrus, who earned incentive awards for going the extra mile. We’d also like to thank the team captains who helped the campaign succeed – Curtis Barnwell, Bonnie Bennett, Joyce Grant, Tim Hutchinson, Kristin Keller, Melissa Lowther, Wil Saleeby, Missy Santorum, Lesa Scott, Barry Smith and Katie Threatt.

Meanwhile, we’re pleased to report that the volunteer Palmetto Electric Trust (PET) board, which administers Palmetto Electric’s Operation Round Up program, made almost $258,000 in local grants last year. As the PET report below shows, the small change that participating members donate makes a big difference.

Both efforts show how Palmetto Electric members and employees make a great team. Thank you!

Palmetto Electric Trust 2016 annual report
The volunteer Palmetto Electric Trust (PET) board administers member donations to Operation Round Up. Here’s information about the grants PET was able to make last year, thanks to member support:

*Organizations assisted included: Meals on Wheels, Agape Family Life Center, The Children’s Center, Antioch Education Center and the Allendale-Hampton-Jasper Regional Library.

Learn how you can make a difference through Operation Round Up.

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