Tag: award

DE VCOY Header

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

Direct Energy Community Default Image

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

MarchMadness2014

Pick the 2014 March Madness Winner and Win a Gift Card

It’s been a rather raucous March Madness this year, with brackets busted early and often. Thankfully, we’ve also enjoyed some rather thrilling games. There’s just something about the nature of this winner-takes-all tournament that gets us excited. So, with the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship Game happening today, we want to pass on this enthusiasm to [&hellip

Cincinnati Old Map

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