WYOMISSING, Pa. – Today, UGI Energy Services LLC (UGIES), the midstream and energy marketing subsidiary of UGI Corporation (NYSE: UGI), commemorated its spring 2022 visits to Pennsylvania schools and scholarship organizations it supports through Pennsylvania’s Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit (OSTC) program. This year UGIES contributed $200,000 to support 70 private and parochial schools and scholarship organizations.
The United Way of Berks County has recently announced its 2022 Campaign Co-Chairs – UGI Energy Services President, Joe Hartz and his wife, Dana Hartz! Joe and Dana Hartz have a long history of supporting the community by volunteering, advocating, and making financial contributions. Together they have participated in United Way volunteer events to pack meals to help prevent hunger in Berks County. During the pandemic, Joe volunteered at food pantries throughout Berks County, to distribute food to those less fortunate. Volunteering is equally important for Dana. Every morning during the week, you will find her exercising shelter dogs at the Animal Rescue League. Their home has become a forever home to many homeless animals. They have played active roles in making the community a better place.
We are delighted to celebrate both our earth and volunteers this week! This week we honor Earth Day and National Volunteer Week. These two observances go hand in hand, as we use our planet as the vessel for many of our volunteer activities. We have been busy recently, participating in activities to help our planet and community. At UGIES, we value our volunteers and the work they do within our community. We thank our employee volunteers for taking action and giving back to the places we call home.
And just like that, 2021 has come to a close! What a whirlwind of a year it has been, and yet we have managed to make it one to remember. Before we jump into the plans we have for the New Year, we would like to reflect on the impact we have made throughout our communities over the past year.
The holidays are a time for thanks and giving, and this year, we did just that! UGI has been busy spreading joy and merriment throughout our communities over the last several weeks. Our employees participated in a variety of charitable activities and donation drives across our footprint. We are so fortunate to collaborate with these wonderful organizations, particularly throughout the holiday season.
At UGI Energy Services, we value the work we do in the community through our incredible employees. We work closely with organizations like the United Way to determine where we can help in the places where we live and work. One program in particular is close to our hearts. Read more about which program it is, below!
On Wednesday, October 27th, 2021 -- UGIES had the pleasure of sponsoring The Salvation Army’s 2021 Advisory Board Annual Civic Breakfast at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Reading, PA. The expectations for this event were nothing short of exemplary and even those were surpassed! With that being said, who better to provide a synopsis of the morning other than UGIES’ own Stacey Taylor who attended the event?
UGI Energy Services’ employees recently joined the Emerging Leaders United team of the United Way of Berks County to collect an assortment of primary and preventative care supplies for Tower Health’s Street Medicine Program. Organized by fellow employee and ELU cabinet member, Heather Ayala, this collection of items will be used to help individuals in the areas around our corporate headquarters in Reading, PA.
On Monday, June 14, 2021, UGI Energy Services hosted its Sixth Annual Charity Golf Outing benefiting the United Way of Berks County. More than a hundred golfers joined UGI Energy Services for a beautiful late-spring day at Berkshire Country Club. UGI Energy Services thanks longtime title sponsor Price Gregory for their continued support, as well as the generous contributions of many other sponsors.
Recently, UGI Corporation launched an imperative that focuses on areas of diversity and inclusion within our company and the communities we continue to serve. In alignment with the company’s core values, we have launched several initiatives to support the diverse segments of our workforce.
UGI’s BIDE Imperative - Belonging, Inclusion, Diversity and Equity - was officially launched this past year, with these four areas serving as the pillars on which the company will focus. BIDE provides the blueprint for achieving greater diversity of thought, experience, culture, gender, race, age, veteran status, sexual orientation and other areas throughout our organization.