PEARL RIVER, NY March 25, 2014 – Orange and Rockland Utilities, Inc. (O&R) has raised over $200,000 through its annual United Way fundraising drive this year. O&R achieved this year’s United Way campaign results by combining a dynamic fund-raising drive partnership between the Company and its bargaining unit, IBEW Local 503, with a dollar-for-dollar, shareholder match to raise $200,160.
The O&R-IBEW Local 503 fund-raising drive raised $100,080 from among O&R’s current employees and its retirees. The Company matched that sum dollar-for-dollar with another $100,080 from the shareholder funds of Consolidated Edison, Inc., O&R’s parent company. Since 1993, O&R and Local 503 have donated nearly $4 million in employee contributions and shareholder matches to the United Way.
O&R President and CEO Tim Cawley said, “Successful campaigns like this, generous contributions like this, say more than words can about the fine people who work here at O&R. They are community-grounded, public-spirited, civic-minded and results-oriented. We are very proud of them for their hard work and their generous hearts.”
O&R employs approximately 1,100 people, almost all of whom also live in the community.