A concern for community

Throughout the year, especially during the holidays, Hoosier Energy seeks to act on the cooperative principle — Concern for Community.

In late October, Hoosier Energy was a platinum sponsor for the 2023 Women IN Energy Conference in Carmel, Indiana. The annual event began in 2017 to encourage women to pursue their dreams and make connections in the energy industry. The event is planned by a committee of members from ACES, Duke Energy, AES, EDP Renewables, MISO, and Parr Richey. Participants engaged in thoughtful, relevant discussions with unique and engaging industry speakers and had networking opportunities.

In November, Hoosier Energy launched its support of the United Way’s Annual Community Fundraising Campaign by offering employees the option to donate through payroll deduction. More than 45,000 households in south-central Indiana are considered to be in, or nearly in, poverty — including 30% of households with children and 43% of senior (65-plus) households. The United Way responds to the region’s biggest needs.

Hoosier Energy held its annual auction and bake sale for the Share the Holiday campaign in December. The annual fundraiser helps support area charities, such as Middleway House, Desert Rose Foundation and Hannah House. All of these charities are domestic abuse shelters that are in need throughout the holiday season.

Women IN Energy Conference 2023
Indiana electric cooperative employees were able to network at the 2023 Women IN Energy Conference this past October.

Women IN Energy Conference 2023 Panel
The 2023 Women IN Energy Conference included panels from industry experts.