At DTE Energy, we believe people are the difference, that’s why we make our public service personal. DTE supports nonprofits that provide services including literacy programs, youth employment opportunities, neighborhood revitalization programs and educational training to help make communities stronger and strengthen the middle class. Our employees amplify this impact by volunteering their time and talents for organizations statewide.
DTE Energy Foundation’s grants support robotics teams
Building a robot is no easy task. Just ask De’Emerald Hardison, a seventh grader from the Detroit Leadership Academy. “The hardest part about building a robot is making sure everything is ready to go before a competition and sticking together as a team even when your robot is not working well,” she said. Hardison was one of thousands of middle school students from across Michigan this past weekend trying to land a spot in the state championship for First Technical Challenge (FTC), the middle school league for robotics competitions.
Knowing your power through volunteerism
For more than thirty years, the mission of Michigan Women’s Foundation (MWF) has been to transform our state to achieve equality and empowerment for women and girls. Focused on accelerating women’s entrepreneurship, MWF works to eliminate barriers to economic and social equality by providing access to capital and a strong entrepreneurial ecosystem for women starting and growing businesses.
Spotlight on Debbie Galik, the 2017 alumni volunteer of the year
After 35 years with DTE Energy, Debbie Galik packed up her things and stepped out of the downtown Detroit headquarters for the last time as a full-time employee. She was ready to make a change and begin a new chapter of life. Debbie and her husband, who also worked for the company, were also ready for yet another change, a move to Brownstown, Mich.
supported by energy payment assistance
more than 650
youth summer jobs funded by the DTE Energy Foundation statewide
57,681 volunteer hours
served by 3,500 DTE employees to over 567 non-profits in 2017