Southern California Edison (SCE) is continuing its tradition of supporting the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) at the 27th annual UNCF Walk for Education, a fundraising event that will take place on May 16 in Los Angeles.
"Southern California Edison is committed to being an active partner in the communities we serve," said Lisa Cagnolatti, SCE vice president, Business Customer Division. "Each year, our company and employees are honored - and excited - to unite with our friends at UNCF in support of education."
SCE, and notably those involved in the company's Networkers affinity group, have supported the UNCF Walk for more than 20 years with fundraising efforts and volunteerism. Last year, more than 300 SCE employees and executives took part in the three-mile walk, and the company plans to add even more team members at this year's event. "It's amazing what SCE's involvement adds to our annual Walk," said Renita Tyson, area development director, UNCF. "The energy and dedication of their team really sets the example for what true community support should look like."
In continuing its efforts to invest in the future by making the dream of a college education a reality for deserving students, SCE recently presented the nonprofit organization with a contribution from its parent company, Edison International. The contribution is the final installment of a multi-year grant totaling $100,000.
The Walk for Education is the largest fundraiser that the UNCF holds in California. The proceeds support 39 Historically Black Colleges and Universities and help fund the organization's more than 400 programs, including scholarships, internships, fellowships, mentoring, summer enrichment, curriculum and faculty development programs.
An Edison International (NYSE:EIX) company, Southern California Edison is one of the nation's largest electric utilities, serving a population of more than 13 million via 4.8 million customer accounts in a 50,000-square-mile service area within Central, Coastal and Southern California.