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Dayton Power & Light Company Foundation Announces $1.5 Million in Community Grants



January 3, 2014

The Dayton Power and Light Company Foundation has awarded 69 Community Grants totaling more than $1.5 million to community organizations for programs, capital improvement projects and program support. The grants will go to several organizations in DP&L’s 24 county service area and communities surrounding DP&L’s power plants along the Ohio River.

The grants support the DP&L Foundation’s philosophy of making a difference for our customers and the communities we serve by contributing to organizations that enhance the quality of life through health and human services and heightening the impact of education, the arts and culture. More than 200 DPL employees also volunteer their time and talents in community organizations each year.

“For DP&L, it’s more than just being a good corporate citizen,” said DPL President Derek A. Porter. “These Community Grants allow us to make a difference for so many people by helping to create communities that are engaged and vibrant and by supporting the health and human services programs that allow people to uplift their lives.”

“The DP&L Foundation Board is proud to support these very worthwhile organizations,” said DP&L Foundation Board Chairman Tim Rice, DP&L vice president, assistant general counsel and corporate secretary.

Since the DP&L Foundation was founded in 1985, it has awarded in excess of $29.5 million in grants.

For the first time, DP&L Signature Grants, aimed at supporting a new or innovative program by a long-term partner in DP&L’s community efforts, have been awarded to six organizations. The Signature Grants are one-year grants. Each year, at least two signature grants – one for the $100,000 plus level and one for the $50,000 plus level – will be awarded. The recipients of this year’s Signature Grants will be announced in January.

Among the Community Grants awarded are:
 

  • Bradford Ohio Railroad Museum for construction of a children’s learning center
     
  • East End Community Services in Dayton for the Youth Development Center programs
     
  • Canine Companions for Independence for a training program for assistance dogs to improve life for people with disabilities
     
  • Children’s Hunger Alliance to expand school-based programs to feed children around our 24 county service territory
     
  • Rebuilding Dayton to improve homes for low-income and elderly in Dayton
     
  • Daybreak for shelter, housing and employment programs for youth and young people in crisis
     
  • Maysville Initiatives in Kentucky to fund summer day camp for children
     
  • Dayton Contemporary Dance Company to sponsor its 45th anniversary season


For more information about investments made in the community by the DP&L Foundation and DP&L, visit our website.

About The Dayton Power & Light Company and DPL Inc.

The Dayton Power and Light Company is the principal subsidiary of DPL Inc., a regional energy company.

DPL Inc.’s other significant subsidiaries include DPL Energy, LLC (DPLE), Miami Valley Insurance Company (MVIC), and DPL Energy Resources, Inc. (DPLER), which also does business as DP&L Energy. The Dayton Power and Light Company, a regulated electric utility, provides service to over 500,000 retail customers in West Central Ohio; DPLE engages in the operation of merchant peaking generation facilities; MVIC, a captive insurance company, provides insurance services to DPL and its subsidiaries, and DPLER is a competitive retail electric supplier. DPL Inc., through its subsidiaries, owns and operates approximately 3,800 megawatts of generation capacity, of which 2,800 megawatts are coal-fired units and 1,000 megawatts are solar, natural gas and diesel peaking units. Further information can be found at www.dplinc.com.

DPL Inc. was acquired by The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES) in 2011. AES is a Fortune 200 global power company. It provides affordable, sustainable energy to 21 countries through a diverse portfolio of distribution businesses as well as thermal and renewable generation facilities. Its workforce of 25,000 people is committed to operational excellence and meeting the world's changing power needs. AES’ 2012 revenues were $18 billion and it owns and manages $42 billion in total assets. To learn more, please visit www.aes.com.

For more information :

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Dayton Power and Light Company
Dayton, Ohio
United States, 45401-1247
www.dpandl.com


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