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Giving Dogs a Voice: Cydney Cross Makes a Difference as 2014 Capital Region Volunteer Citizen of the Year

In my 1.5 years at Direct Energy managing various community investment initiatives, I have never seen the support for a volunteer like I witnessed with Cydney Cross, winner of Direct Energy and The Gazette’s 2014 Capital Region Volunteer Citizen of the Year award. To start, her wonderfully written nomination hailed from a dear friend and [&hellip

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Celebrating the 2014 Chicago Volunteer Citizen of the Year Award Winner – Mary Beth Schewitz

Mary Beth Schewitz and her husband, David, endured the tragic loss of their son, Max, a seemingly healthy 20-year-old, from sudden cardiac death in 2005. He had no previous medical conditions or warning signs. Following this, Mary Beth established The Max Schewitz Foundation to provide free school-wide EKG screenings with free echo-cardiograms for a subset [&hellip

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Founder of Against the Grain Scholars Named Cincinnati Volunteer Citizen of the Year

In the second year of the award’s existence, Direct Energy and Local 12 honored Michael Farrell as the Cincinnati Volunteer Citizen of the Year for 2014. Farrell is the founder of Against the Grain Scholars, a nonprofit organization in Cincinnati’s Over the Rhine community that identifies and supports the hard work and high-quality character exhibited [&hellip

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The Direct Energy Cincinnati Volunteer Citizen of the Year Award Returns for 2nd Year

The Direct Energy Volunteer Citizen of the Year Award is an extension of an existing Direct Energy program that encourages company employees to volunteer their time and energy to a cause or an organization in their local community. The award itself consists of: $5,000 donation to the winner’s 501(c)(3) approved nonprofit organization of choice in their [&hellip

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Local Nonprofit Founder Named 2013 Dayton Volunteer Citizen of the Year by Direct Energy

On Thursday, November 21st, Direct Energy, with media partners Dayton Daily News and WHIO-TV, honored the 2nd annual Dayton Volunteer Citizen of the Year award winner, Kris Horlacher. Kris is the founder of Shoes 4 the Shoeless, a nonprofit that provides new, properly fitting gym shoes, socks, and underwear to local children in need. Kris [&hellip