MERILLVILLE — The American Cancer Society is pleased to share that NIPSCO employees raised $87,000 in cash donations through their Charity of Choice campaign to support their mission to fight for a cure. Combined with a corporate donation of $50,000, the campaign raised a total of $137,000.
“The outpouring of generosity from NIPSCO’s employees is overwhelming,” said Mike Megyesi, senior market manager of community engagement for the American Cancer Society. “No matter which fundraising event someone from our office attended, we were extremely impressed with the passion displayed by their employees in the fight against cancer. We are proud to have been chosen as this year’s Charity of Choice and we look forward to a long lasting relationship with such an outstanding organization.”
“The American Cancer Society has been at the forefront of the fight to beat cancer and our employees really seemed to embrace what they do as an organization,” said Violet Sistovaris,
executive vice president for NIPSCO. “It was evident from the beginning that our employees were going to go above and beyond to support that fight.”
NIPSCO employees, family and friends organized and planned a variety of fundraising events throughout their service territory including: organizing a Relay for Life event at the Valparaiso Service Center, holding a fishing derby at R.M. Schahfer Generating Station, a Family & Friends Day/Walk, motorcycle ride, golf outing, clay shoot and more.
Since inception of the Charity of Choice campaign five years ago, NIPSCO employees have raised over half a million dollars to support organizations in their communities such as:
American Heart Association (2011)
Boys and Girls Club (2012)
American Red Cross (2013)
Wounded Warrior Project and other local veteran associations (2014)
Human need organizations (2015)