Nonprofit organizations and communities often need volunteers to clear gardens, pass out meals, or even execute specialized tasks like accounting or graphic design. At DTE, we embed volunteerism and passion into our culture, to serve the communities where we live and work. We also know strong local economies work together to strengthen our state. In partnership with businesses and political leaders we’re committed to building a brighter future by stimulating local economies through economic growth dependent on reliable, affordable, sustainable energy. We are dedicated to serving with our energy.

That is why we are excited that for the third year in a row, The Civic 50 organization has named us one of the most community-minded companies in the United States with their Points of Light Award. We were also selected as the leader among all utility companies!

“We are committed to serving with our energy and transforming the communities where we live and serve – it’s in our company DNA. Our world-class volunteers, neighborhood revitalization efforts, and very impactful education and employment programs, are just a few of the factors that make our company a leader,” said Nancy Moody, vice president of Public Affairs. “The Civic 50 evaluates how companies create strategies that translate good intentions into lasting impact, and we could not be more excited to receive this award three years in a row.”

The Civic 50 survey is a framework for good corporate citizenship and selects companies based on four dimensions of their community engagement program – investment of resources, integration across business functions, institutionalization through policies and systems and impact measurement. The Civic 50 companies are helping accelerate change in their workforce, their communities, and in the world.

This year, a community-minded focus has been more important than ever as communities were challenged with COVID-19. We worked hand in hand with our community partners to address needs from customer bills to PPE. We also worked with other local groups on the Connected Futures Initiative, to donate 51,000 tablets, putting a computer with high-speed internet with technical support into the hands of every DPSCD K-12 student. Learn more about DTE in the community throughout COVID-19.