Southeast Gas’ 2024 Give Back to Schools Initiative donates more than $9,000 to Troy City Schools

Published 9:07 am Wednesday, March 13, 2024

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Southeast Gas recently announced its 2024 Give Back to Schools contribution of $133,000 to 20 public school systems in Alabama. Troy City Schools was one of the school districts to receive funding through this initiative.

Southeast Gas donated a total of $9,681 to Troy City Schools as a part of its annual Give Back to Schools Initiative. Troy Mayor Jason Reeves worked with the school system’s leadership to determine how these funds would be used in 2024. Troy City Schools plans to use the funds allocated from the Give Back to Schools Initiative to support parental involvement and promote city schools through advertising.

In total, Alabama public schools have received more than $1.8 million through the Southeast Gas Give Back to Schools Initiative. The more natural gas a school system uses, the more dollars that system receives through the initiative. The initiative was established by Southeast Gas and its Board of Directors in 2010 and provides funding to public schools based solely on their natural gas usage for the previous year.

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“Most of my life has been spent serving others – through my own time as a band director at Enterprise City Schools, as a (Enterprise) City Councilman and for the past several years as Enterprise Mayor,” Southeast Gas Board Chair and Enterprise Mayor William Cooper said. “Through the Southeast Gas Give Back to Schools Initiative we are serving public schools by helping add needed technology, funding STEM programs, assisting with the arts – an area close to my heart – and even assisting with some student athletic needs.”

Southeast Gas President and CEO Greg Henderson said that the program is just one way Southeast Gas is committed to building stronger communities.

“Giving back to our local public schools is one way Southeast Gas serves students and educators in our communities,” Henderson said. “These financial contributions are just one way we’re investing in our communities through local schools. Our support of local schools isn’t just about financial support, though. We also provide in-kind contributions through the year to schools across our service area and provide scholarships to high school seniors who are making a difference.”

The Southeast Gas Community Service Scholarship provides $1,500 scholarships to high school seniors in public schools that are currently served by Southeast Gas. A total of 25 students received scholarships through this program in 2023. Recipients of the 2024 scholarship will be announced in April.

The school systems that have received funding through the Give Back to School Initiative are Andalusia City Schools, Butler County Schools, Coffee County Schools, Covington County Schools, Crenshaw County Schools, Dale County Schools, Daleville City Schools, Dothan City Schools, Elba City Schools, Enterprise City Schools, Eufaula City Schools, Henry County Schools, Houston County Schools, Lowndes County Schools, Opp City Schools, Ozark City Schools, Pike County Schools, Pike Road Schools, Russell County Schools and Troy City Schools.