Throughout the year, you'll find Alliant Energy employees and retirees volunteering their time and talents in their local school, churches and community groups. Alliant Energy volunteers are active in numerous fund-raising campaigns, including:
- March of Dimes WalkAmerica
- Susan B. Komen Foundation Race for the Cure
- American Cancer Society Relay for Life
- Big Brothers/Big Sisters Bowl-a-Thon
- Variety Club of Iowa Telethon
- Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Walk-a-Thon
- Habitat for Humanity building projects
To make their efforts even more meaningful, the Alliant Energy Foundation's Volunteer Program recognizes and supports these dedicated volunteers by providing grants to non-profit organizations in the volunteer's name.
In 2010, employees and retirees of Alliant Energy were awarded $117,400 in recognition of their 87,483 volunteer hours. The Points of Light Foundation places a value of $20.85 on each volunteer hour. Using this equation would mean a financial impact of more than $1.82 million going back into our communities through the volunteer service of our employees and retirees.
The Alliant Energy Foundation also offers employees and retirees a Matching Gifts Program, providing dollar-for-dollar matches to donations to qualifying non-profit associations.
What our employees and retirees say
“I volunteer because I enjoy being involved in the community. There are people that have it harder than most, and if I can improve their quality of life, I've accomplished something.”
Reggie Trino Intern, Customer Service & Operations - Cedar Rapids, Iowa
“I found out that volunteering is as valuable as donating money, and is usually appreciated more. I really have fun doing it.”
Renee Foster Customer Service Coordinator - Centerville, Iowa
“When one person smiles or forgets their problems for an hour, it is all worth it.”
Bill Eberhardt Retired Switchboard Operator - Janesville, Wisconsin
“After you've been on the receiving end of others' generosity, you understand how much of an impact it can have. The compassion and attention a volunteer extends can make a world of difference to someone in need.”
Lisa Pucelik Marketing Coordinator - Cedar Rapids, Iowa
“Our volunteer time has created many close friendships. It is truly a rewarding opportunity.”
Jim Retzlaff Retired Engineer - Janesville, Wisconsin