EQT Foundation Values Helping Communities

From Staff Reports

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Most people have heard of the oil and gas-drilling industry company EQT, but some may not know it also has a charitable arm — the EQT Foundation.

The EQT Foundation helps communities prosper by supporting programs and organizations that reflect the values of EQT Corporation, according to information from the company.

“EQT is proud to be a part of the many communities where it operates and where its employees live and work. The company believes strongly that giving back is just the right thing to do,” the company notes on its website.

Since 2003, the foundation’s misson is to be a dedicated resource for financial, in-kind and volunteer support to those communities touched by the business

Since its inception, the foundation has awarded nearly $50 million to nonprofits in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Kentucky, Ohio and Virginia that are making a difference in the lives of the individuals and families they serve. The foundation is committed to supporting the education of local children; the development of diverse, livable communities; preserving environmental resources; and promoting a greater appreciation for the arts, according to the EQT Foundation website.

“The EQT Foundation believes in meaningful engagement with the communities it calls home, and takes great pride in the role as both a responsible and responsive corporate citizen. The foundation focuses its resources on areas that have a direct effect on the stability of communities and in turn, contribute to the success of its business operations in those areas,” according to company information.

The EQT Foundation values include:

Integrity: Being honest and having strong moral principles;

Leadership: Having courage to shape a better future;

Transparency: Being open and candid in communications;

Mission: The EQT Foundation helps communities prosper through focused giving; and

Vision: EQT makes communities better places to live, work and prosper by creating access to opportunities for growth and enrichment.

One recent example of the foundation’s work was a hands-only CPR program held at several Belmont County middle schools and was kicked off at Bellaire Middle School.

That program was held by Kevin Pauley and Sonya Vezmar of the American Heart Associaton, Ellen Rossi, manager of the EQT Foundation, which sponsored the event, and B.J. Hammonds of the Neffs Fire Department.

Rossi noted the biggest cost is the CPR dummy kits themselves. Each student was given a kit thanks to EQT.

To apply for an EQT grant, visit www.eqt.com/our-communities/eqt-foundation/grant or for more information write to Rossi at EQT Foundation, Ellen Rossi, EQT Foundation Manager, 625 Liberty Avenue, 25th Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15222; call 412-553-7703; or email erossi@eqt.com.


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