United Way Honors O&R for Top-Donor Fundraising Campaign
United Way of Rockland County (UWRC) has named Orange and Rockland Utilities, Inc. (O&R) its Top Corporate Donor for the successful fundraising drive that this year raised over $128,000 to support United Way programs.
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 $128,123.60.
The O&R-IBEW Local 503 fund-raising drive raised $64,061.80 from among O&R’s current employees and its retirees. The Company matched that sum dollar-for-dollar with another $64,061.80 from the shareholder funds of Consolidated Edison, Inc., O&R’s parent company.
Since 1993, O&R and Local 503 have donated over $4 million in employee and retiree contributions and shareholder matches to the United Way.
O&R employs approximately 1,200 people, almost all of whom also live in the O&R service area.
Orange and Rockland Utilities, Inc. (O&R), a wholly owned subsidiary of Consolidated Edison, Inc., one of the nation’s largest investor-owned energy companies, is a regulated utility. O&R provides electric service to approximately 300,000 customers in southeastern New York State (where its franchise name is Orange & Rockland) and northern New Jersey (where it’s Rockland Electric Company) and natural gas service to approximately 130,000 customers in New York.