Stephen Berard, CNP financial analyst, presents a $300 CNP grant to Jamie Nelson-Hebert, development director for Catholic High in New Iberia, La. “The money was a product of CenterPoint Energy’s GIVE Grant Program, which is the company’s way of encouraging companies to volunteer,” said Berard.
The program awards $200-$500 grants to nonprofit organizations based on CenterPoint Energy employee/retiree volunteer involvement. Berard’s donation was directed to the Catholic High junior jazz and baseball teams for which he volunteers his time. Qualifying nonprofits must be based in the “footprint service area” of CenterPoint Energy and be recognized as tax-exempt public charities under Section 501 (c) 3 of the Internal Revenue Service Code.