FirstEnergy Foundation Awards $10K to Potential Development

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The FirstEnergy Foundation recently donated $10,000 to Potential Development as part of its Gifts of the Season campaign.

The foundation is funded by FirstEnergy Corp. and provides support to nonprofit, tax-exempt health and human services agencies, educational organizations, cultural and arts programs and institutions and civic groups in areas served by FirstEnergy’s 10 electric operating companies and in areas where the company conducts business.

The Gifts of the Season campaign, which was established in 2016, has awarded more than $500,000 to organizations that work to strengthen communities, according to a news release.

“We’re proud to support organizations like Potential Development because their mission aligns with our commitment to a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace where everyone feels valued, included and respected,” said Pat Mullin, acting president of FirstEnergy’s Ohio operations. “The winners were chosen by FirstEnergy External Affairs employees who identified organizations in their local areas that do extraordinary work to strengthen the community and enhance the lives of vulnerable and underserved populations.”

Pictured at top: Potential Development students and representatives from Potential Development and FirstEnergy. They are, back row: Potential Development teacher Kendal Ginnetti, Zoey Gray, Potential Development CEO Paul Garchar, FirstEnergy External Relations representative Troy Rhoades, Potential Development Director of Development Crissi Jenkins, Nina Mileto and Potential Development teacher Hannah Feeney. Front row: Wesley Mickler, Nicholas Westhead, Jay’Marr Robinson, Alex Sigurani and Brayden Cobbins.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.