'Reliant Gives' Program Awards $100,000 Public Voting Campaign Donation
By natalie-petrieMay 19, 2016
On May 19, 2015, the Reliant Gives program awarded a $100,000 donation to the Houston Area Women’s Center. The employee-nominated, community-chosen contribution marks the culmination of the new charitable-giving program from Reliant that puts the power of nonprofit advocacy in the hands of the public, letting people vote for the Texas charity they want to receive donations.
The Reliant Gives program coincides with Reliant and NRG’s Global Giving Day, when hundreds of employees fan out across communities in Texas and 15 other states to provide volunteer services to nonprofit organizations. We're honored to welcome a large group of passionate Reliant employees here today to offer their services to support our mission!
”As a nonprofit, it’s an honor to have a major business and community leader like Reliant believe in what we do day-in and day-out. We thank Reliant for this great opportunity and the public for their participation in the Reliant Gives program.” said Rebecca White, Women's Center President and CEO.
The first round of this inaugural program had Reliant employees nominate Texas nonprofits meaningful to them, with that initial group narrowed to three and then presented to the public for voting. An impressive 50,000 total votes were tallied over two weeks, showing how deeply participants care about nonprofit partners in the communities where they live and work.