Avista joins with our employees to give generously to causes and organizations that make meaningful impacts for our children, families and communities. In the communities we serve, we are often ranked among the leading companies in employee donations to United Way. In 2012, Avista and our employees donated more than $354,000 to local United Ways to help provide essential funding for programs that promote education, health and income stability.
Increasing the impact of employee gifts
Avista's matching gifts program is a tangible way for our company to support and recognize the "treasure" that employees generously donate to non-profit organizations. As our employees invest in the community, the company is able to increase the impact of that investment to those non-profit organizations valued by our employees through the matching gifts program of the Avista Foundation. All eligible gifts up to $200 each year receive a dollar-for-dollar match. Funding for this program is from the Avista Foundation and is not included in customer rates.
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