CENG Kicks-Off United Way Campaign

September 20th, 2011

10Oswego, NY – Constellation Energy Nuclear Group (CENG) got the United Way of Greater Oswego County?s 2011 / 2012 Annual Campaign off to a fast start as it presented the agency with a check in the amount of $1,500. To demonstrate CENG?s support of United Way of Greater Oswego County, and their enthusiasm for reaching the goal for CENG?s in-house campaign for the United Way, campaign members Sue Bertsch and Jill Whitaker organized several drawings throughout the year such as jewelry and chocolate at Valentine?s Day and a grill and steaks at Father?s Day. The drawings help to keep United Way visible all year long ensures that CENG will meet the goal for its in-house campaign.

?One of CENG?s top values is community responsibility,? said CENG spokesperson, Jill Lyon. ?We strive to be a thoughtful and caring steward by investing meaningful time and resources in the communities we serve. It is important to CENG that we support the United Way because the company and our employees feel strongly about giving back to our community and helping those in need.?

CENG?s in-house campaign for United Way is chaired by Terry Syrell, Manager ? Nuclear Safety and Security, and co-chaired by Nicole Houghton, Director ? Industrial Safety and Health. While this is the first year for both in roles as site leaders for the United Way campaign, they are well aware of the importance of the campaign its impact on United Way and the agencies it supports.

?As the largest private employer in Oswego County, CENG is in a position to provide support and act upon our commitment to be a responsible community partner. Each of us feels that we can and should give back to the community in which we operate and many of us live,? said Syrell.

CENG?s campaign heavily encourages new donations and increased giving by entering all first-time contributors and employees who increase their giving into special drawings for prizes, such as Kindles and iPads.

Executive Director of the United Way of Greater Oswego County, Melanie Trexler, praised CENG for their efforts. ?The dedication that CENG and its employees have for the mission of United Way is commendable. If not for the tremendous support we receive from caring companies such as CENG and their employees we would not be able to support the many human services programs, administered through our member agencies, that are vital to the health of our community,? said Trexler.

Cut line for photo: Members of the in-house campaign team at Constellation Energy Nuclear Group (CENG) present United Way of Greater Oswego County with a check in support of the United Way?s Annual Campaign. Pictured above from left are: Chairperson of the United Way Campaign Cabinet, Jonathon Daniels, Executive Director of the Port of Oswego Authority; United Way Board President, Wendy Tetro of Fulton Savings Bank; Chairperson of CENG?s in-house United Way campaign, Terry Syrell, Manager ? Nuclear Safety and Security; Jill Lyon of CENG; Resource Development Director for the United Way of Greater Oswego County, Lois Luber; and Co-Chairperson of the United Way Campaign Cabinet, Rob Rolfe of Pathfinder Bank.