Charitable Giving from AREVA Inc. to Help Nonprofit Organizations Nationwide
July 19, 2013
New Programs to Support Global Issues
CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 11, 2013 – In the inaugural year of its charitable giving program in North America, AREVA Inc. is giving approximately $70,000 to organizations in communities in which it does business. The AREVA Solidarity program will support 10 North American projects led by nonprofit organizations near AREVA offices in Charlotte, N.C.; Lynchburg, Va.; Richland, Wash.; Aiken, S.C.; Alpharetta, Ga.; and Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
Through the AREVA Solidarity program, which is funded by the global AREVA Foundation, employees who actively volunteer in the community can submit requests for funding in support of their charity of choice. These employees must have been engaged in activities with their specific charity for at least one year.
“It is a testament to our AREVA North America employees that more than 50 percent of AREVA Solidarity projects selected globally represent this region,” said Mike Rencheck, president and CEO of AREVA Inc. “Our employees are leading the way in supporting AREVA’s vision of clean energy in North America and we are proud to support their volunteering efforts to improve the communities where we do business.”
The charities supported by AREVA Solidarity in North America this year include:
- Habitat for Humanity, Richland, Wash.
- The Ronald McDonald House, Charlotte, N.C.
- Girls on the Run, Lynchburg, Va.
- New Vistas School, Lynchburg, Va.
- Richmond County Orchestra Booster Fund, Aiken, S.C.
- Washington Elementary Chess Champions, Richland, Wash.
- Saskatoon Road Runners Association, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
- Cool Girls, Inc., Alpharetta, Ga.
- Down Syndrome Association of Greater Charlotte, Charlotte, N.C.
- ACT - Your Family’s Theatre, Richland, Wash.
The AREVA Foundation Board selected a total of 18 international projects that advance the foundation’s objectives in the fields of education, health and culture, and support for underprivileged children. These projects include academic support; scientific, technical and industrial learning programs; musical and theatrical training; school building and renovation projects; and housing renovation projects. The board also selected programs that provide support for physically disabled youth and increased access for isolated populations.
This is the first year the program has been open to AREVA’s North American employees and the third year it has been available in France.
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