What does it mean to be a good corporate citizen, to actually give back to the community?
As President of the EQT Foundation, I believe the concept is more than just a way
to garner good feelings and keep our name in the public arena. We strive to be a
good corporate citizen because it makes good business sense, and we do it because
it’s the right thing to do.
Aiding those less fortunate and those who do good works for our community is an
important part of being a good corporate citizen. That’s why, through our Foundation,
the Pennsylvania Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Program and our encouragement
to our employees to volunteer man hours to nonprofits, we actively work and contribute
to building a better today and a better tomorrow.
Here at EQT, we support education for children and adults; encourage the development
of safe, healthy, diverse, livable communities; support the environment and preservation
of local natural resources; and sponsor local programs that promote greater understanding
and appreciation of culture and heritage. Since the EQT Foundation was established
in 2003, it has donated more than $24 million throughout our service territory.
I hope you will take time to review the initiatives in which EQT is involved, not
just so you’ll feel better about us, but hopefully so you’ll also join us in making
our community, and our country, a better place for all of us in which to live and
President, EQT Foundation