DTE Energy Employee Fund Drive Raises More Than $206,000 for Michigan Charities


DETROIT, Dec. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- DTE Energy employees and the DTE Energy Foundation gave more than $206,000 to Michigan charities during a six-week holiday fund-raising drive. DTE Energy employees donated $103,677, which the Foundation matched with an additional $102,477. The funds were distributed in December to a variety of nonprofit human services organizations.

The DTE Energy Foundation matched employee gifts dollar-for-dollar, up to $1,000 per person. Fifty-four nonprofit organizations statewide benefited from the fund drive, including:

  • Salvation Army, multiple locations statewide. ($40,000)
  • Capuchin Community Center, Detroit. ($26,200)
  • Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan, Detroit. ($19,300)
  • Coalition on Temporary Shelter, Detroit. ($13,800)
  • St. Martin's Lutheran Church Mid City Nutrition Center, Port Huron. ($12,000)
  • Forgotten Harvest, Oak Park. ($5,100)
  • Catholic Social Services of Washtenaw County, Ann Arbor. ($4,370)
  • Turning Point, Inc., Mt. Clemens. ($3,300)
  • Monroe County Food Bank, Monroe. ($2,300)

The DTE Energy Foundation is the philanthropic arm of DTE Energy, continuing the legacy of community support and involvement of its principal operating subsidiaries, Detroit Edison and MichCon. The Foundation directs its contributions to nonprofit organizations under its "LEAD" guidelines: leadership, education, environment, achievement, development and diversity in the DTE Energy service territory, which includes southeast, western and northern Michigan. These guidelines are extended to include matching gifts to human services organizations during the company's annual holiday gifts program.


CONTACT: Eileen Dixon, +1-313-235-9154, or Lorie Kessler,
+1-313-235-8807, both of DTE Energy

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