MINNEAPOLIS – September 20, 2012 – CenterPoint Energy recently gave Saint John’s University a $5,000 donation in support of the college’s environmental commitment. The one-time donation will be used toward the Saint John Arboretum, which is dedicated to land stewardship, education, and environmental respect. The college plans to dedicate the funds towards environmental education of school children from the surrounding school districts.
"We have proudly supported Saint John’s University’s environmental efforts for the past three years,” said Glenn Miller, Arboretum board member and manager of environmental programs at CenterPoint Energy. “The ability to support the Arboretum not only with this $5,000 donation but also with our volunteers’ time has been very rewarding."
CenterPoint Energy lends support to educational, civic, social and environmental initiatives that enhance the quality of life for our customers, the environment and the community as a whole. To see what CenterPoint Energy is doing in the community, visit CenterPoint Energy.com/Community.
CenterPoint Energy, Inc., headquartered in Houston, Texas, is a domestic energy delivery company that includes electric transmission and distribution, natural gas distribution, competitive natural gas sales and services, interstate pipelines and field services operations. The company serves more than five million metered customers primarily in Arkansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Texas. Assets total more than $22 billion. With about 8,800 employees, CenterPoint Energy and its predecessor companies have been in business for more than 135 years. In Minnesota, CenterPoint Energy is the state’s largest natural gas distribution utility, serving about 800,000 customers in 260 communities. The utility also operates a non-regulated business in Minnesota called Home Service Plus®. For more information, visit CenterPointEnergy.com.