Employees raise more than $136,000 for four charities

By Louisville Water Vice President Michael Tigue

I am proud to announce that even with the obstacles of 2021, Louisville Water employees generously provided to the community. Louisville Water’s annual Combined Giving Campaign (CGC) raised more than $136,000 this year through employee payroll deductions, one-time contributions, and virtual events.

That is an increase from last year’s campaign, which raised more than $130,000.

The money will benefit four company-supported charities: Fund for the Arts, Metro United Way, Louisville Water Foundation, and Water For People.

Every year, a member of Louisville Water’s Executive Leadership Team leads the effort. This was my year, and I had an amazing team of volunteers from across the company. While we were hopeful that an annual fish fry and other fundraising events at our facilities were going to resume this year, we decided to cancel them for the second year in a row due to the pandemic. But the CGC committee continued the virtual events that they created in 2020 to successfully raise money for the charities. The October kickoff event was held virtually with representatives from all four charities telling employees how their money will be used. For the second year in a row, a virtual silent auction for employees was held with prizes that were donated by employees and vendors. Other events that contributed to the overall total included Derby Pin sales and the Buck for a Duck game.

I would like to thank the committee members and those who assisted the team members as well as the employees who turned in their pledge cards, participated in the virtual events, and helped make the overall campaign a success!

Michael Tigue
Vice President
Compliance and General Counsel