NW Natural Employees Care Big: Raise $350K For Local Nonprofits

PORTLAND, Ore. — NW Natural employees and retirees are helping to make the season bright for their favorite nonprofits. Together with a 100% company match from the shareholder Corporate Philanthropy Fund, employees and retirees have committed to contributing $350,000 to local charities through two employee giving campaigns this year.

“Every year our employees step up to support their communities, and this year they stepped up twice, raising a record-setting amount of funding for local nonprofits,” said Mary Moerlins, NW Natural’s director of Environmental Policy & Corporate Responsibility. “The need from our community partners is great this year so we hope these contributions can make a meaningful impact in the lives of those they serve.” 

This winter, employees raised $250,000 for nonprofits such as CASA for Children, Inc., and the Oregon Food Bank. In the spring, employees raised $100,000 for local organizations that support Oregon and Washington communities facing COVID-19 and wildfire hardships, including Meals on Wheels People and Blanchet House.

To learn more about NW Natural’s Corporate Philanthropy Fund and charitable giving programs, visit: https://www.nwnatural.com/about-us/community/corporate-contributions