T O S H A R E
2004 COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT REPORT
WPS Resources Corporation
A Message from Our President 3
United Way–Citizen Advocacy Program of ASPIRO, Inc.
St.Vincent De Paul–We Care Program
Families in Good Company
WPS Garden of Lights–Green Bay Botanical Garden
Oshkosh Sports Complex
WPS Community Foundation’s SolarWise® for Schools
Kippenberg Creek Kids
Leadership Green Bay
Energy Around the Community 22 On the cover: Shared
energy, now and for future
Financial Contributions in Our Communities 24 generations, is symbolized
in the exuberant play of a
Beneficiaries of WPS Resources Foundation 26 mother and her children.
WPS Resources Foundation Matching Gifts Program
Dollars for Doers
WPS Resources Corporation 27
On Energy Shared,
At WPS Resources Corporation, community is perhaps our strongest and most deeply held value.
That’s why every year WPS Resources invests time, resources, and talent to make life better—and
the future brighter—in the special places we call home.
Our commitment begins with the contributions endowed through the WPS Resources Foundation.
But it is truly empowered by the involvement of our people.
Wherever there are charitable needs, whenever there is a community vision, you’ll find our employees
sharing their energies. From serving on community boards to rocking hospitalized babies to supporting
a one-of-a-kind camp for terminally ill children, the people of WPS Resources participate generously and
enthusiastically in their home communities. In 2004 alone, our involvement has added up to thousands
of volunteer hours and more than a million dollars of benevolent gifts.
I am pleased to report that our contributions continue to enrich and sustain community, where the
energy we share is generating diversity, knowledge, caring, and more. I invite you to learn more about
the programs we believe in, the people who make a difference, the neighbors we touch. As you
experience the stories of our involvement, we think you’ll agree: There’s energy in everything we do.
Larry L. Weyers 3
Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer
Friendship overcomes all
barriers for Paul Bredael,
a Wisconsin Public Service
leader, and Mike Taggard,
his friend who has
Citizen Advocacy Program
of ASPIRO, Inc.
Diversity enriches our communities. It challenges our assumptions. It is one of the critical
guiding values of WPS Resources. That’s why we deliberately seek to support programs that
foster diversity in our midst. And throughout our service area, there is no more dynamic advocate
of diverse people and programs than United Way.
Citizen Advocacy is a United Way initiative that is particularly effective at building bridges between
diverse people and the community. A program of ASPIRO, Inc., formerly the Brown County
Association for Retarded Citizens, Citizen Advocacy matches children and adults with disabilities
with volunteer advocates throughout Brown County.
But to be truly effective, programs like Citizen Advocacy need more than monetary support.
They require the shared energy of community volunteers like Paul Bredael, who, along with his
match Mike Taggard, is discovering the richness of a diverse and unexpected friendship.
“Spending time with people who have developmental
disabilities has helped me realize that we’re more
alike than we are different.” Paul Bredael
For nine long years, 56-year-old Mike Taggard waited for a friend and advocate. Many people are
afraid to reach out, to make the first move. But thanks to the Citizen Advocacy program, Mike has
met his match.
His advocate is Paul Bredael, a Wisconsin Public Service community relations leader who works
in the Two Rivers area. Mike and Paul have been matched for five years now. They hang out and
have fun watching Packer games, catching a cheeseburger at McDonald’s, bowling, washing the
car—the things friends do from all walks of life.
The relationship is nothing like Paul ever imagined. “When you spend time with someone, whether
it’s someone with a disability or some other diverse aspect of life, you get to know them and you
realize it’s not such a scary thing.
“Mike has helped me appreciate the little things in my life so much more, the things I take for granted.
He’s always so happy. I can have the worst day, and see him and he’s got a hug and a smile.
The things I thought were major or stressful are gone. Really, we’re more alike than we are different.” 5
Bob Veeser, an UPPCO
retiree and We Care
program volunteer, helps
neighbors reach out to
their neighbors in need
through his local St.Vincent
De Paul Store.
St.Vincent De Paul –
We Care Program
Neighbors helping neighbors in need: that’s the concept of the “We Care” program of Upper Peninsula
Power Company (UPPCO), a subsidiary of WPS Resources Corporation. Through We Care, concerned
UPPCO customers contribute a little extra to their energy payments to help needy people in their
community who are struggling to make ends meet.
The tax-deductible donations are administered through the local offices of St. Vincent De Paul retail
stores, who screen applicants seeking assistance. We Care supports a ten-county service area—
fully two-thirds of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Over the last three years, UPPCO has powered nearly
$25,000 in donations for neighbors in need, every penny of which stays in the community where
the original donation was made.
For UPPCO customers, caring may only mean a few extra dollars. But for the poor, weighed down
with the worry of unpaid bills, it’s a gesture that spreads light, heat, comfort, and peace of mind.
“It’s doing what little bit I can to help
the people who don’t have anything.” Bob Veeser
Bob Veeser, a retired division manager who worked for UPPCO for 41 years, is a kind-hearted
man of few words. A behind-the-scenes volunteer, Bob is the main conduit between caring
UPPCO customers and their neighbors in need.
Each week, he administers and pays overdue energy bills through the We Care program in
St. Vincent De Paul’s Hancock, Michigan, office. During the most frigid days of winter, it is not
uncommon for Bob to handle payments for more than 50 people a month who have come
to the area store looking for help.
To Bob, the program demonstrates the best kind of community caring. “It’s a chance for people
to help their less fortunate neighbors,” he says. “When they’re writing out a check, they can
just round it up, and the money goes right back to the poor people.” Bob says customers’ faith
in UPPCO goes a long way toward the success of the program. “They trust us,” he explains,
“to get the money where it needs to go.”
have helped Ka Youa
Kong, a corporate
recruiter and married
mother of six, keep
her equilibrium during
recent open-heart surgery.
Families in Good Company
Working and living in balance: WPS Resources believes that is the only way to empower higher
productivity, healthier employees, and stronger families.
Thanks to our commitment to living out this philosophy, WPS Resources has recently received
the coveted Families in Good Company Award from the Green Bay Chamber of Commerce. Citing
flexible family-friendly policies, innovative workplace practices, and fun and educational children’s
events, the Chamber bestowed the prestigious award on WPS Resources as a leader who is
demonstrating support for balancing work and family.
At WPS Resources, we are honored to be in front of companies who foster the value of family.
Quite simply, we believe family is the cornerstone of all community. So we continue to ensure
that our mission, “to provide the best value in energy and related services,” is never achieved
at the expense of our children, our elderly, or our future.
“When my daughter had open-heart surgery,
I didn’t have to concentrate on other things.
I could be 100% with Jasmine.” Ka Youa Kong
With six children and a career as a corporate recruiter for Wisconsin Public Service, a subsidiary
of WPS Resources, Ka Youa Kong is a master at juggling the demands of work and home. But when
her five-year-old daughter recently required open-heart surgery, she found new meaning in being a
family “in good company.” “When Jasmine was born, she had three holes in her heart that delayed
her growth,” said Ka Youa. “By age 5, they were getting bigger, so we had to go for open-heart surgery.
“Because of my support system at Wisconsin Public Service, I could take a month off to be with
Jasmine during the surgery. I knew I could count on my team to cover my responsibilities, so I
could just be a mom. The support I have here is really wonderful. My team also did benefits for
Jasmine. They held bake sales and raffle drawings, plus people contributed donations. It was
just so overwhelming.
“Wisconsin Public Service is really, really supportive of family. This is a company that cares—
sincerely cares—for its employees.”
Dick James, vice
president of corporate
planning at WPS Resources
and a board member of
the Green Bay Botanical
Garden, enjoys “the lights
fantastic” with his family
over the holidays.
WPS Garden of Lights –
Green Bay Botanical Garden
Wherever there are festivals, fairs, and other community celebrations, there is the support of
WPS Resources Foundation. The WPS Garden of Lights is a dazzling example.
This holiday event celebrates the tradition of all faiths in a glittering display of lights at the Green Bay
Botanical Garden. Beginning in December, visitors throughout northeast Wisconsin visit the event
to stroll through the gardens, enjoy carriage rides, and sip hot chocolate while chatting with
neighbors and friends.
The holiday tradition is made possible by an enthusiastic team of volunteers, including WPS Resources
employees and retirees. Beginning in late fall, the volunteers flock to the garden, spending thousands
of hours stringing 150,000 lights to create butterflies, flowers, and other fanciful installations.
The result is glorious. Yet it’s just one of the ways we support the Green Bay Botanical Garden, one
of northeastern Wisconsin’s most celebrated gathering spots for gorgeous gardens, horticulture
education, and community events.
“People go out into the gardens, excited about the holidays,
and come back happier than when they left. It’s a holiday
family tradition. That’s a great feeling.” Dick James
Each December, when WPS Resources VP of Corporate Planning Richard (Dick) James is not busy
determining long-range strategy, you’ll find him at the Green Bay Botanical Garden. There, with
his wife Mary, he’ll be serving cocoa, answering questions, and directing visitors at the Garden
of Lights. “I’m one in a host of literally hundreds of volunteers who contribute to a neat holiday
tradition,” said Dick.
“The Garden of Lights is a way of keeping the family appeal of the Botanical Garden going year-
round. It’s just gorgeous decked out in all the lights, like a Currier and Ives scene, where people
are having a great time, walking through a wooded wonderland. I’ve never seen it disappoint.”
Dick says the Garden of Lights is a natural for WPS Resources. “The connection of the Christmas
lights and an energy company are obvious, but we’re really deeply rooted in the communities in
which we serve. It’s great to be part of a community tradition where people from northeast
Wisconsin keep coming back over and over. It’s a way of giving back.”
and Junior Achievement
lively second graders
about how their
Imagine communities without free enterprise. It’s almost unthinkable. That’s why WPS Resources
has been a longtime supporter of Junior Achievement (JA), a privately funded organization that is
passionate about helping young people to understand—and value—the economics of the free
The program begins at an early age, fostering business knowledge in kids who want to succeed,
learn, and make a difference. The Oshkosh District Junior Achievement is just one of many
programs supported by WPS Resources. Here, more than 4,000 area students a year benefit from
an age-appropriate business curriculum ranging from fun and informational classroom courses
in second grade to high-powered “Business Bowl” competitions at the high school level.
The program works because volunteers from the business community take time out to prepare
children for the workforce and economic issues they will face in the future. For Bob Hernke and
Cathy Koch, JA volunteers from the Wisconsin Public Service Oshkosh office, it’s an investment
in skills that can last a lifetime.
“It gives children the opportunity to look down their street,
and think about what goes into running a community.” Cathy Koch
“It was a little scary at first,” admits Cathy Koch, a Wisconsin Public Service customer assistance
advisor. “I was thinking, ‘Oh, my gosh, I’m not really a teacher.’” But soon Cathy and co-worker
Bob Hernke were in the thick of things, teaching a five-week course on “Our Community” to a
lively batch of second graders.
“Bob and I try to tell a little bit about our jobs and how we fit into our community, talking about
the different parts of a city, the government, and more. One fun section was the Donut session,
where the kids named their donut shop, learned how to run the business, managed employees,
and made sure the donuts came out so people actually wanted to buy them.”
Cathy considers her teaching experience to be community involvement at its best. “The kids
at this age are so interested in learning,” said Cathy. “Their hands are just shooting up all over.
They are amazed at how much goes into running a business. It gives them knowledge at an
early age that they wouldn’t receive in regular classes.”
is powering up
the University of
and Cross Country
programs with a
Oshkosh Sports Complex
When it comes to generating communal energy, there’s nothing like high school and college athletics.
Our teams fire up school spirit, enrich our lives, and bring together people of all backgrounds to
share in a common experience.
In Oshkosh, that team spirit is powering up a forward-thinking public/private partnership to transform
an aging stadium at the University of Wisconsin–Oshkosh into a state-of-the-art $28 million
multi-seasonal community sports and entertainment complex.
The remarkable facility will feature one of Wisconsin’s most advanced venues for high school and
college football, track, baseball, softball, and soccer. It will also allow Oshkosh to host high-profile
sporting events and entertainment attractions. Not yet completed, the site is already being considered
for the USA Track and Field Junior Olympics.
WPS Resources has been a key team player in making the community complex possible, from sponsoring
the concession area to providing in-kind electrical engineering assistance, lighting selection, and more.
It’s all part of our commitment to champion the projects that make communities great.
“The new facility has the same surface used in the Athens
Olympics. It makes our young women go out there, feel good
about themselves, and compete with pride.” Deb Vercauteren
“When I first became head coach in 1982, we had ten women out for track,” said Deb Vercauteren,
head coach of the Women’s Track & Field team. “This year, our numbers were up to 53 women.
During that time, we’ve won 14 NCAA national championships and 34 conference titles.”
Finally, the team will have a venue that reflects their winning spirit. “The new facilities are spectacular,”
said Deb. “It’s a great spectator facility. The track is better suited to the athletes and better suited
to competition. The surface will allow for quality training plus fast times in competition.
“As part of the NCAA Division III, there is no athletic financial assistance. Our women participate
because they like the feeling they get from competing. We’ve already taken recruits to the stadium
and they go ‘WOW!’ It gets them excited about the University, and that allows us to recruit a higher
level of student athletes.” The new facility is energizing Deb’s own competitive spirit. “We want
to put Oshkosh on the map for women’s track and field,” she said.
Ted Rauch introduces
Marinette High School
to the power of
WPS Community Foundation’s
SolarWise® for Schools
How will our children meet the energy needs of the future? Thanks to the support of the WPS Community
Foundation, the answer may be SolarWise®for Schools—an innovative renewable energy program
powering education in 27 schools throughout the Wisconsin Public Service territory.
Under the Solarwise for Schools program, customers make tax-deductible donations to WPS Community
Foundation, Inc. The donations, along with grants from the state of Wisconsin’s Focus on Energy program,
provide schools with fully operational solar electric systems. Each system produces enough electricity
to power several classrooms and comes with an extensive curriculum on renewable energy.
The program, which has been named one of the “Top Ten Green Programs in the Nation” by the
U.S. Department of Energy for the last five years, offers students a whole new way to think globally
and learn locally. They can compare actual electrical production against local weather data and learn
how “clean and green” energy contributes viable solutions for their own hometown.
For the next generation of environmentalists, scientists, and consumers, SolarWise is providing a
bright outlook indeed.
“As a country, if we become a little more wise about how we
produce our energy, it will not only help the environment,
but make us more energy-independent.” Ted Rauch
“Anytime you can give students a concrete way of learning, it gives a whole new meaning,”
said Ted Rauch, a biology and environmental science teacher at Marinette High School in
“We talk a lot about clean energy and renewables. So we are lucky to be part of the SolarWise
family of schools. It gives students a better idea of how alternatives work. We can see how
weather patterns influence the energy that is being produced. Kids make the connection between
what it’s like outside and what kind of energy is being produced. They get a lot more out of it.”
According to Ted, the new solar electric program is helping the entire community become
“solar wise.” “People are becoming enlightened that solar electric is simple, it’s doable, it’s
a benefit. Not just the students,” he adds. “It’s staff, it’s community members, everybody.”
Tyler Caelwarts, a
survivor, was the first
guest of the Kippenberg
Creek Kids Camp, where
his wish for a successful
deer hunt came true.
Kippenberg Creek Kids
A southern boy diagnosed with leukemia dreams of seeing snow. A child blinded in a freak hunting
accident hopes to once again track wild turkey. A young paraplegic dreams of bagging a trophy buck.
Dreams like these are the specialty of the Kippenberg Creek Kids, a camp that hosts outdoors
adventure for children with life-threatening illnesses or disabilities.
Kippenberg Creek Kids is the vision of Pat and Larry Beyer, outdoorsmen who lost a young relative to
cancer. Their loss has inspired a remarkable legacy. Deep in the woods of north central Wisconsin,
they have constructed a cozy lodge surrounded by fields and forests for hunting and hiking, lakes and
streams ideal for fishing and canoeing, and ATV and snowmobile trails for wilderness rambles. Special
heated and insulated hunting stands with handicap access add comfort for children who are ill or frail.
Families stay at the lodge at no cost, and are guided by experienced sportsmen who volunteer their
time to create lasting memories. For children weary of doctors’ offices and hospital walls, the antidote
of nature is welcome medicine indeed. And it’s all made possible through the support of advocates
like WPS Resources, who contribute both financially and through the energies of employees like
Dan Lokemoen, one of the camp’s most active volunteers.
“I went through six months of chemo and it was intense
stuff. I hadn’t been out in a long time. It felt good
just being able to get outside.” Tyler Caelwarts
At age thirteen, Tyler Caelwarts was a normal Wisconsin kid. He loved fishing, sports, anything to
do with the outdoors. Like many of his friends, Tyler had just passed his hunter safety course and
was locked and loaded for his first official deer hunt. Then, the day before he started eighth grade,
Tyler was diagnosed with leukemia.
Tyler’s outdoor lifestyle was replaced with chemotherapy and constant checkups. In and out of the
hospital, Tyler describes his treatment as “pretty intense stuff.” For an active kid, the lingering side
effects were debilitating. Then his family found out about Kippenberg Creek Kids. Even though he
was actively in treatment, Tyler traveled to camp for a two-day hunt. “It was fun,” said Tyler. “They
would cook us breakfast, and then we would head out to go hunting in the stands. I got a buck
and a doe.”
The trip to the camp would be the first of several the Caelwarts family would make. Tyler, now 16,
has been out of treatment since 2003. And he has advice for anyone thinking about becoming a
Kippenberg Creek Kid. “Go!” he said. “They treat you great. It’s a lot of fun to hang out there.”
Leadership Green Bay
graduate Ann Vande Hei,
a Wisconsin Public Service
at St. Vincent’s Hospital,
comforting and caring
for babies when their
parents are away.
Leadership Green Bay
Leaders who inspire. Leaders who innovate. Leaders who transform. These leaders are the
heart of any community. Thanks to programs like Leadership Green Bay, the next generation
of leaders is being identified, inspired, and equipped for community service.
Sponsored by area chambers of commerce, leadership programs throughout our service
area are recruiting emerging leaders within the business, civic, and service sectors. Program
participants learn about the needs in their community, hone their talents for volunteer leadership,
network with other leaders, then make significant contributions to their community in a wide
variety of programs.
Equipping leadership has its price. So employers like WPS Resources are making the
investment to sponsor the participation of our best and brightest employees. And throughout
the WPS Resources service area, we’re building stronger community, one new leader at
“It’s the most feel-good thing that I do. Some have
pretty severe problems, but all you see is a little baby
that needs your help. They’re so tiny and helpless. Ann Vande Hei
“In Leadership Green Bay, I learned to become involved in something I have passion for,” says
Ann Vande Hei, a Wisconsin Public Service employee. “We have to ask ourselves, I only have a
couple hours a month to give, what would be good for me and the community?”
For Ann, the answer was simple. “If I could quit my job and do anything I wanted, it would be to
rock babies,” she says. “I volunteer at St. Vincent’s Hospital, caring for babies when their parents
can’t be there. The nurses aren’t always able to be in the room, and it breaks their hearts to see
the babies sitting by themselves. So I hold the babies, rock them, feed them, play with them,
talk with them. It’s what their mothers would be doing, if they were there.
“It’s such a rewarding experience. The babies are so tiny and helpless, and they love that attention.
It makes me feel so good, I smile all the way home.”
Energy Around the Community
Wisconsin Public Service’s support of economic development corporations throughout our service territory is an investment in
the prosperity of the communities we serve. “Economic development corporations are the backbone of the local economy,” says
Gary Delveaux, manager–business and community development for Wisconsin Public Service.
Thanks to the investment of Wisconsin Public Service, the local economy’s backbone has acquired more strength. In 2004, the
company played a leading role in the start-up of new corporations in Manitowoc and Kewaunee Counties in Wisconsin, and
Menominee County in Michigan.
Economic development corporations are private/public nonprofit corporations specializing in business development. Their focus can
be described as a three-legged stool: retaining and expanding existing business; assisting new business start-ups; and attracting
business to the area. From revolving loans to workforce development to access to government programs, the corporations offer a
wide variety of possibilities to attract and develop business.
Gary Delveaux and Ted Penn, director–business and community development for Wisconsin Public Service, are strong proponents of
the concept, fostering understanding of the development corporation, gaining acceptance, and securing front-end investments from
the government and business communities. Gary says the results are well worth the effort.
“There’s no comparison between those counties who have an economic development corporation and those who do not,” says Gary.
“Those who have them are flourishing, and growing. In others, there are very few people who are paying attention to economic
growth. It requires investment, but the result is many successes.”
Specializing in the rescue and rehabilitation of raptors such as
eagles and owls, the Raptor Education Group, Inc. (REGI) is anything
but a fly-by-night operation. Located in Antigo, Wisconsin, the public
education and rescue group creates a safe haven for injured or
orphaned native bird species until they are released into the wild.
The group maintains one of the largest flight enclosures in the world
for physical reconditioning and rehabilitation for native bird species.
During the course of a single day at REGI, rehabilitators wear many hats,
serving as: caretakers, nutritionists, behaviorists, emergency medical
technicians, naturalists, natural historians, educators, wildlife housing
specialists, transport specialists for injured wildlife, record keepers,
and providers of wildlife expertise. Perhaps most importantly, the group
educates the public on a myriad of wildlife-related topics both through
formal programming and informal forums.
22 REGI doesn’t get financial assistance from state or federal agencies, but
is self-supported with the help of private donations like those made through
CORPORATION the WPS Resources Foundation.
Reinforcing the Golden Rule
Once a year, unsung community heroes who “do unto others” are recognized at a special breakfast and awards program
sponsored by Wisconsin Public Service.
Known as the “Golden Rule Awards,” this broad-based volunteer event is orchestrated through the Volunteer Center of
Brown County, and celebrates outstanding individuals or groups who are making a difference throughout northeast Wisconsin.
Creating Fair Fun for Kids
Summer fairs and families just seem to go hand in hand. And at the center of it all, you can find Wisconsin Public Service.
Last summer, Wisconsin Public Service sponsored the first-ever Kids Day at the Valley Fair in Marathon County. In cooperation
with other area businesses, Wisconsin Public Service created a fun-filled activity area where families came to enjoy free
activities, view safety demonstrations, and compete for prizes in fun and zany competitions like the “Best Animal Sounds”
and “Best Joke” contests. It was just another way to support kids and community.
Transforming Aging Places to Green Spaces
In the center of Minocqua, Wisconsin, a new park forms the heart of the community, thanks to Wisconsin Public Service and
the Minocqua Rotary Club. Here you’ll find visitors and locals alike enjoying restful green spaces in summer, ice sculptures
in winter, and community activities in every season.
The lovely park, complete with a shelter and rest area, beautifies an area where an aging police station once stood. Thanks to
foresighted community planning and contributions, the abandoned police station was torn down, and the highly visible location
was turned into an attractive and welcome community asset.
Sparking Solar Flair
What was cooking at the 8th Annual Solar Olympics? Sponsored annually by WPS Community Foundation, the latest Solar
Olympics challenged high school competitors to design, construct, and demonstrate a solar cooker, a solar water heater,
a solar-powered model racecar, and a sculpture with a solar theme. In addition, the students competed in a “solar
jeopardy” quiz game and events for solar building design, solar T-shirt design, solar photography, a solar marketing
campaign, and a solar essay.
The competition was held in May on the University of Wisconsin–Oshkosh campus. Judges came from local
businesses, the UW System, WFRV Channel 5, and Wisconsin Public Service. And the panel agreed: the students’
entries were ingenious, inspired, and truly energetic. Winners included:
Gold (First place) – Denmark High School
Silver (Second place) – Sevastopol High School
Bronze (Third place) – Oshkosh West High School
Financial Contributions in Our Communities
Aging Resource Center of Kewaunee County, Inc. De Pere Rapides Youth Soccer Club, Inc. Interlochen Center for the Arts
Agricultural Heritage & Resources, Inc. Depaul Homes and Shelters, Inc. International Listening Association
Aids Resource Center of Wisconsin, Inc. Disabled American Veteran’s Charitable Iron County Historical and Museum Society
Aldo Leopold Association of Parents, Teachers Service Trust Jasper Pickett Foundation, Inc.
& Others, Inc. Door Community Auditorium Corp. Junior Achievement, Inc.
Aldo Leopold Audobon Society, Inc. Door County Memorial Hospital Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
Alger Regional Community Foundation, Inc. Ducks Unlimited Kewaunee Fire Department
Allouez Girls Softball, Inc. East Shore Industries, Inc. Keweenaw Community Foundation
Alzheimer’s Association Eastshore Humane Association, Inc. Keweenaw Krayons
American Cancer Society, Inc. Educational Horizon Foundation, Inc. KI Sawyer Community Association
American Diabetes Association Einstein Project, Inc. Kippenberg Creek Kids, Inc.
American Heart Association, Inc. Emergency Rescue Squad, Inc. Kiwanis Club of Sheboygan Charitable
American Lung Association of Wisconsin Encompass Child Care, Inc. Foundation, Inc.
American Red Cross Energy Services, Inc. Lake Superior Community Partnership
Angel On My Shoulder Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society Foundation
Ashwaubenon Citizen Academy Alumni Family Service Association Lakeland Rotary Foundation, Inc.
Association, Inc. Family Services of Northwest Wisconsin, Inc. Lakeshore CAP, Inc. of Wisconsin
Ashwaubenon Historical Society, Inc. Family Violence Center, Inc. Lakeshore Chorale, Inc.
ASPIRO, Inc. Finlandia University Lakeshore Communications
Baraga County Community Foundation FISC Consumer Credit Counseling of Latinas Unidas of Wisconsin, Inc.
Bay Area Medical Center Foundation, Inc. Door County, Inc. Les Turner Amyothropic Lateral Sclerosis
Bellin Foundation, Inc. Foundation of the Unified School District Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Inc.
Bellin Memorial Hospital of Antigo, Inc. Libertas Treatment Center
Bethel Foundation Freedom House Mission Ministries, Inc. Life Promotions, Inc.
Bethesda Lutheran Homes and Services, Inc. Friends of Marathon County Public Library Lincoln County
Big Brothers, Big Sisters Friends of Mead Public Library Little Brothers–Friends of the Elderly
Birch Trails Scout Council Wisconsin, Inc. Friends of Spies Public Library Lupus Foundation of America
Bootjack Fire and Rescue Foundation, Inc. Friends of St. Patricks, Inc. Luxemburg-Casco PTA
Boulder Junction Area Historical Society Friends of The Mead-McMillian Association, Inc. Machickanee Players
Boy Scouts of America Friends of the Oshkosh Seniors Center, Inc. Maine 4-H Group
Boys & Girls Club Gathering Waters Conservancy, Inc. Make-A-Wish Foundation of Wisconsin, Inc.
Brown County Civic Music Association, Inc. Girl Scouts of America Manitowoc County Domestic Violence
Calumet All Sports Booster Club, Inc. Goodwill Industries of Northern Wisconsin Center, Inc.
Calumet Theatre Company & Upper Michigan, Inc. Manitowoc County Lakes Association, Inc.
Cerebral Palsy, Inc. Greater Green Bay Community Foundation, Inc. Marathon County Historical Society
Children’s Health Care Foundation Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce March of Dimes
Children’s Hospital Foundation, Inc. Foundation, Inc. Marinette Area Chamber Foundation, Inc.
Citizens for Skateboarding Manitowoc Green Bay Botanical Garden, Inc. Marinette County Historical Society, Inc.
Chapter, Inc. Green Bay Boy and Girl Choir, Inc. Marquette Community Foundation
Civil Air Patrol Green Bay Community Theater Marquette Range Iron Mining Heritage
Community Foundation of North Green Bay Symphony Guild Theme Park, Inc.
Central Wisconsin Green Bay Symphony Orchestra, Inc. Marshfield Clinic
Community Healthcare Foundation, Inc. Habitat for Humanity, Inc. Mercy Health Foundation, Inc.
Concerned Hearts Club Helping Paws of Minnesota, Inc. Merrill Area Concert Association
Cup O’ Joy Christian Coffee House, Inc. Holy Family Memorial, Inc. Meyer Theatre Corp.
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Home Respite Care, Inc. Michael J. Fox Foundation for
De Pere Citizens Academy Alumni Hospitality House of the Upper Peninsula Parkinson’s Research
Association, Inc. Houghton County Historical Society Mid-County Rescue, Inc.
De Pere Historical Society, Inc. Howard Suamico Storm Breakers Mothers Against Drunk Driving Foundation
De Pere Police Department Humane Society, Inc. Mt. Carmel Public Library, Inc.
Muscular Dystrophy Association, Inc. Place 2-B Ltd Two Rivers Ecumenical Pantry
My Brothers Keeper, Inc. Portage County Business Council Two Rivers Main Street, Inc.
National Childhood Cancer Foundation Foundation, Inc. United Fund, Inc.
National Multiple Sclerosis Society Portage County Council for Assistance United Way, Inc.
National Park Conservation Association and Rehabilitation Unity Limited Partnership
National Park Foundation Portage County Department on Aging University of Wisconsin Extension
National Railroad Museum, Inc. Portage County Youth on Ice, Inc. University of Wisconsin Green Bay
National Wildlife Federation Rainbow House Domestic Abuse Services, Inc. University of Wisconsin Marinette County Foundation
Nature Conservancy, Inc. Randlin Adult Family Care Homes, Inc. University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Center of
Neighborhood Housing Services of Raptor Education Group, Inc. Career Development
Green Bay, Inc. Rawhide, Inc. University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Foundation, Inc.
NEW Community Clinic Rebuilding Together Manitowoc County, Inc. University of Wisconsin Stevens Point
NEW Community Shelter, Inc. Rebuilding Together Sheboygan County Upper Peninsula Community Foundation Alliance
NEW Curative Rehabilitation, Inc. Rhinelander Area Scholarship Foundation, Inc. Urban Hope Corp.
New Hope Center, Inc. Rhinelander Basketball Association, Inc. Utility Business Education Coalition
NEW Zoological Society, Inc. Rhinelander Ice Association, Inc. Veterans of Foreign Wars
Newcap, Inc. Riverside Medical Center, Inc. Volunteer Center, Inc.
Next Door Theatre, Inc. SADD Students Against Drunk Driving, Inc. Waumara Chapter of The Compassionate Friends
Nicolet College Foundation, Inc. Salvation Army Wausau Health Foundation
Northeastern Wisconsin Arts Council Schoolcraft Community Foundation Wausau Hospitals, Inc.
Northern Health Centers, Inc. Service League of Green Bay, Inc. Wausau Kayak/Canoe Corp.
Northland Lutheran Home Health SHARE of Southeastern Wisconsin, Inc. Weidner Center Presents, Inc.
Services, Inc. Sheboygan Community Theater Foundation, Inc. White Pine Community Broadcasting, Inc.
Northumberland Acorn Little League Special Olympics Wisconsin, Inc. William Bonifas Fine Arts Center, Inc.
Northumberland County Council St. Joseph’s Hospital Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Art & Letters
Omega House, Inc. St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation, Inc. Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Inc.
On Broadway, Inc. St. Norbert College Music Theatre Wisconsin Council on Economic Education, Inc.
Ontonagon Theater of Performing Arts, Inc. St. Vincent de Paul Society Wisconsin Foundation of Independent Colleges, Inc.
Oshkosh Area Community Foundation Corp. St. Vincent Hospital Wisconsin History Foundation, Inc.
Oshkosh Opera House Foundation, Inc. State of Michigan–Department of History, Wisconsin Peregrine Trust
Oshkosh Symphony Orchestra Arts & Libraries Wisconsin Public Broadcasting Foundation, Inc.
Oshkosh West Basketball Club, Inc. Statue of Liberty Ellis Island Foundation, Inc. Wisconsin Public Radio Association, Inc.
Outer Limits Youth Outreach, Inc. The Conservation Fund Wisconsin Society for Ornithology, Inc.
Partners With St. Joseph’s Hospital of Town Line 4-H Club Wisconsin Sports Development Corp.
Marshfield, Inc. Traverse Area Recreation and Transportation Wisconsin Waterfowl Association
Paul’s Pantry, Inc. Trails, Inc. WisconsinEye Public Affairs Network, Inc.
Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition Trees for Tomorrow, Inc. Woodland Dunes Nature Center, Inc.
Peter’s Pantry, Inc. Trout Unlimited YMCA (Young Men’s Christian Association)
Pine Mountain Music Festival, Inc. Twin Counties Free Clinic, Inc. YWCA (Young Women’s Christian Association)
Agricultural Support & Sponsorships
Amherst Fair Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin Wisconsin Jaycees Outstanding Young
Brown County Breakfast on the Farm Wisconsin Agribusiness Foundation Farmer Program
Brown County 4-H Wisconsin FFA Foundation: Wisconsin Potato & Vegetable Growers
Dairy Business Association of Wisconsin Marketing Plan Career Development Event Association
Marinette County June Dairy Month Breakfast General Fund Wisconsin Rural Leadership Program
Midwest Rural Energy Council National Chapter Award Wisconsin Veal Growers Association
National Association of Farm Broadcasters’ Ag Mechanics Energy Systems
North Central Region Summer Meeting Proficiency Award
Northeast Wisconsin Technical College Ag Mechanics Design & Fabrication
Farm Tour Proficiency Award
Portage County Chamber of Commerce
Agribusiness Tour CORPORATION
of WPS Resources Foundation
Health & Human Services $327,186
Civic & Community $281,680
Culture & Art $73,210
2003-2004 WPS Resources
Foundation Matching Gifts Program
There were 449 employee/retiree participants.
Employee & Retiree Gifts $90,501
Foundation Matching Gifts $43,151
TOTAL GIFTS $133,652
Dollars for Doers
Dollars for Doers is a WPS Resources program that was started in July 2001 to encourage community
service. When employees or retirees contribute at lease 20 hours of volunteer time, WPS Resources
Foundation donates up to $100 to the nonprofit organization of their choice.
The program focuses on organizations assisting with arts and culture, community and civic affairs,
health and human services, and the environment in our service territory.
In 2004, 94 employees participated in this program, giving 9,668 volunteer hours, resulting
in $9,450 in donations from WPS Resources Foundation.
WPS Resources Corporation
Headquartered in Green Bay, Wisconsin, WPS Resources Corporation is a holding company whose
diversified system of companies serves regulated and nonregulated energy markets across North America.
Wisconsin Public Service Corporation, the principal subsidiary of WPS Resources, is a regulated electric
and natural gas utility based in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Established in 1883, the company serves 421,240
electric customers and 305,648 gas customers throughout northeast and central Wisconsin, and in an
adjacent portion of Upper Michigan. More than 2,400 Public Service employees provide energy products
and services through a network of local offices.
Upper Peninsula Power Company (UPPCO) is a regulated subsidiary of Wisconsin Public Service, which
provides electricity to 51,941 customers in the primarily rural countryside of Upper Michigan. The company
serves 99 communities located over a 4,500-square-mile area, and is based in Houghton, Michigan.
WPS Energy Services, Inc., is a diversified nonregulated energy supply and services company. Operating
in the northeast quadrant of the United States and adjacent portions of Canada, the company provides
individual strategies that allow customers to manage their energy needs and capitalize on opportunities
resulting from deregulation. The company’s portfolio of products includes natural gas, electric, and
alternate fuel products; patented real-time energy management services; energy use consulting; and
project development and management.
WPS Power Development, Inc., owns and operates a network of nonregulated electric generation and
steam production facilities, including a portion of a synthetic fuel facility. The company provides generation
services to customers primarily in the northeast United States and adjacent areas of Canada. Areas of
expertise include cogeneration, distributed generation, generation from renewables, and generation plant
WPS Energy Services
Wisconsin Public Service Corporation WPS Power Development, Inc.
Upper Peninsula Power Company Both WPS Energy Services, Inc. WPS RESOURCES
and WPS Power Development, Inc.