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Employee Grants and Volunteerism

PSEG supports several programs focused on making a difference in the lives of children and adults in our community. We also recognize and reward employee volunteers through grants to nonprofit organizations.

PSEG Power of Giving Programs 

Power of Giving Program

The PSEG matching gift program is the company's way of supporting employee donations to the community and the organizations they support. This program is for PSEG employees and retirees only. Please visit for more information or contact the Corporate Responsibility Dept.

Educational Matching Gift Program

The Educational Matching Gift Program matches dollar-for-dollar, contributions made by employees, retirees, directors and retired directors to educational institutions that meet eligibility criteria.

The non-profit charitable contributions now matches, dollar-for-dollar, contributions up to $2,500 for permanent full time employees, and present and retired members of the Company's Board of Directors, to eligible 501© (3) organizations, fire and rescue organizations as well as veteran organizations. PSEG retirees' charitable contributions are still matched dollar-for-dollar up to $100.

PSEG Volunteer Grant Program

The PSEG Volunteer Grant Program is the company's way of recognizing, supporting, and encouraging the valuable contributions of our employees' volunteer efforts.

Through the program, employee can receive up to $1,000 annually in volunteer grants for their organizations, which include qualified 501© (3) organizations, youth sports groups, and veterans, fire and rescue organizations.

The program is available to all eligible employee volunteers, regardless of where they live or work or where the organization they serve is located. Employees no longer need to complete six months of volunteer service to an organization before applying.

PSEG teams are also eligible to receive a collective grant for the organization where they serve or perform community service.

The PSEG Volunteer Grant Program is designed to identify our employees as community leaders and volunteers, and to increase awareness of the company's support to the community.

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Recognizing Excellence in Volunteerism



Each year, PSEG recognizes employees' volunteer efforts by awarding grants ranging from $1,000 to $10,000 to the qualified nonprofit organization where they volunteer.

Up to seventeen PSEG employees or employee teams are honored annually as winners of the company's Recognizing Excellence in Volunteerism (REV) awards.

Representatives of the organizations served by these employees attend the PSEG Recognition Celebration, where the award-winning volunteers are recognized in front of many of their peers and senior management.

Time after time, each organization that receives a contribution on behalf of a PSEG employee expresses appreciation not only for the monetary donation, but also for the valuable gift of our associates' time, spirit and dedication to helping others.

The PSEG Recognizing Excellence in Volunteerism program has now been expanded so that even more employees can participate. Volunteer activities no longer need to be concentrated in one of PSEG's main priority areas (community & environment, education and safety). The program is now open to all volunteer activities.

Through the newly implemented online application, employees may nominate themselves or a co-worker for the prestigious awards, or they may be nominated by the organization they serve. This year's recipients will be formally recognized at a ceremony in October, 2013. For additional information about the REV awards contact Roben Rasheed-Hernandez, at 973-430-8324.

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Junior Achievement of New Jersey

It's never too early for students to begin preparing for careers, and corporate employees can be good role models. Through Junior Achievement of New Jersey, PSEG employees work with students at Belmont Runyon Elementary School in Newark and Paterson No. 5 School in Paterson.

These volunteers teach economic concepts to children in Kindergarten through Grade 8, stressing the relationship between school and future success. Junior Achievement's programs complement class curricula and are easily integrated into K-12 lesson plans. For more information on Junior Achievement of New Jersey, call Catherine Milone, President at 609-419-0404, ext. 108.

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March of Dimes

Since the early 1900's, the March of Dimes has worked tirelessly to" improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality" and each year, the organization has conducted lifesaving research to fight and beat the U.S. polio epidemic. Today, the March of Dimes' work continues in full force, with an ever-growing list of accomplishments.

Annually, hundreds of PSEG employees participate in March of Dimes' March for Babies campaign. It is the organization's largest fundraising event. Employees also conduct fundraising activities throughout the year. The 2012 March of Dimes campaign results prove that as a company, PSEG can accomplish great things. In 2012, 1087 PSEG walkers raised more than $300,000, once again making PSEG #1 among the nation's 279 utilities that participated and the #1 company overall in New Jersey!

Supporting the March of Dimes is a proud tradition at PSEG, and the employees have their own leadership steering committee to coordinate the company's support to this well-respected nonprofit. To contact the steering committee, please send an email to

To learn more about the March of Dimes and the March for Babies, contact Dania Sargent at or visit

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