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2005 Community Involvement Report
contents “WPS Resources isn’t just
a company. It’ a company
3 A Message from Our President
made up of people who care
5 Community Mobilizer
about their communities.
7 Long-Term Leadership
Our employees develop
9 Local Catalyst
relationships, build trust,
11 Bridge Builder, Boundary Breaker
and work side by side with
13 Second-Generation Leader
other community members.
15 The Public Face
They’re passionate about
17 Conduit and Connecting Point
what they do. They make
19 Sweat Equity, Working Capital
sure we’re involved in
21 Keeping Communities Safe
23 Wired for Good Citizenship issues that are important
24 Financial Contributions in Our Communities to the community and
26 Beneficiaries of WPS Resources Foundation important to us.”
WPS Resources Foundation Matching Gifts Program
Dollars for Doers
On the cover:
27 WPS Resources Corporation
Director of Public Affairs, Employee of Wisconsin Public
Service Since 1985. Hartman is proud to lead the team
of committed Community Relations Leaders featured
in this year’s 2005 Community Involvement Report.
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Our Commitment to Community
In towns, cities, and crossroads across our service area,
we are living our commitment to community, a commitment
made possible by the people of WPS Resources Corporation.
Each and every day, we’re connecting businesses, schools,
and non-profit organizations with the resources of our
company and the WPS Resources Foundation for greater
local good. From arts and culture to education, from
community affairs to health and human services, from
environment to economic stimulus, our commitments are
making a critical difference in the places we call home.
What powers this investment in vital communities? Much of
it can be attributed directly to the personal involvement of our
employees and retirees, people who are deeply vested in the
future of our communities. This year, we invite you to put a face
to some of these committed individuals, from our Corporate
Community Relations Leaders to others working in areas such
as business development, public safety, and public affairs.
As we share their stories, you’ll discover the value of our
commitment at work.
Larry L. Weyers
Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer
of WPS Resources Corporation 3
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“It amazes me
that you bring
right people and
you can get
is full of those
Volunteer, School Board Member,
Mother of Three, Employee of
Wisconsin Public Service Since 1987
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“My commitment is to bring forth the company-wide value of Another fulfilling part of Lemke’s position is her work with the
community and the good that we can do when we work together corporate volunteer and retiree involvement programs at Wisconsin
on a larger scale,” says Karmen Lemke, a Community Relations Public Service—programs recognized as being among the area’s
Leader for the greater Green Bay, Wisconsin, area. top corporate volunteer programs. Her passion for helping others
give back is also evident in her work with the Volunteer Center, a
Lemke’s forte is mobilizing the total resources of Wisconsin Public
non-profit agency dedicated to promoting corporate volunteerism.
Service, bringing together the best people, the best resources,
A past president and board member, she has been pivotal in
and the best expertise to leverage the benevolent support of
developing the Business Volunteer Council, a program that teaches
WPS Resources Foundation.
businesses how to institute employee volunteer programs.
An example of this approach is the Business Education
Like all leaders, Lemke can be found at the pulse of community
Partnership with Franklin Middle School, an at-risk, inner-city
need, from advocating for area homeless shelters and affordable
school. For 17 years, Wisconsin Public Service employees have
housing, sitting on boards from the Wrightstown School Board
served as mentors, educators, and role models, participating
to the Einstein Project, or rolling up her sleeves to volunteer at
in job shadowing, demonstrating mapping using the latest
company and community functions like the WPS Kids’ Power Run.
Geographic Information System (GIS), or teaching classes such
as Junior Achievement and “Why Math Is Important.” Says Lemke, “We’re helping create quality of life by providing the
full breadth of our company resources. It might be by donating
In turn, the kids at Franklin Middle School design a holiday greeting
computers to a non-profit. It might be by providing someone from
card for the company, adorn the halls of Wisconsin Public Service
our company to serve on a board of directors. A lot of our partners
with their artwork, and brighten workdays with their visits. “A lot of
do good work but have limited resources. We can really help them
times it takes many years, but we can address the critical issues,
mobilize their efforts.”
see things through, and make some real changes out there,”
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willing to roll up
our sleeves, get
and keep them
Community Advocate, Problem-Solver,
Positive Thinker, Employee of Wisconsin
Public Service Since 1977
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“Sometimes we’re called do-gooders,” said Bob Hernke, The newly renovated University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh Titan
Community Relations Leader for the Oshkosh, Wisconsin, area. Stadium, now one of the country’s top sports complexes, is a shared
“But seeing what’s happened over the past 28 years, we’ve community-campus facility used by all area high schools and teams.
made a difference and we’re now able to see the fruits of The University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh is also partnering with
our labor.” Wisconsin Public Service to make the community more green,
as the state’s largest purchaser of renewable energy, through
The outcome of WPS Resources’ enduring commitment is thriving
Wisconsin Public Service’s NatureWise®program.
communities, from the charming main street in Waupaca to the
vibrant downtown and riverfront areas in Oshkosh. Yet there was New in 2001, a $13 million Oshkosh Community YMCA energizes
a time when the vision dimmed. the community, the first in the country with its own ice arena. There,
a new Zamboni® courtesy of WPS Resources Foundation, maintains
Hernke was part of a core group that believed in the power of
the ice. WPS Resources Foundation also supports the Strong Kids
community and pushed through some hard times. Partnering
Campaign, which ensures that any child has the opportunity to go
with advocates such as the Chamber of Commerce, the area
to the YMCA and take swim lessons or hang out after school.
economic development corporation, and staunch corporate and
civic supporters, Wisconsin Public Service and WPS Resources These are just a few of the many projects championed by Hernke
Foundation persevered to make a difference. and made possible through WPS Resources’ involvement.
Today, the vitality of the community bears out the importance A self-described “never say no person,” Hernke is a noted community
of that commitment. leader who serves on boards including the United Way, Friends of
Oshkosh Parks, Winnebago Home Builders Association, Earth
The Leach Amphitheater, a former Wisconsin Public Service
Charter, and the Oshkosh YMCA. To him, the payback is immense.
manufactured gas plant site, has been reborn as a magnificent
“It’s heartwarming to see how Oshkosh has changed over the
7,500-seat riverfront outdoor concert venue that brings together
years and how well we’ve done as a community.”
the community throughout the summer.
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“I’m able to
bring in the right
the right people
to reach a
for both the
company and the
Community Spokesperson, Strategist,
Synergizer, Employee of Wisconsin
Public Service Since 1992
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As Community Relations Leader for central Wisconsin, Kelly She’s taken the same approach with Partners in Education, where
Zagrzebski strengthens the quality of life for communities employees mentor students in a partner school, and with the
throughout Portage, Marathon, Langlade, and Lincoln Counties. Portage County United Way, where more Wisconsin Public Service
colleagues serve on boards and contribute their expertise.
“I look at a community and put in perspective what we need to
do to meet company and community needs,” said Zagrzebski. Zagrzebski is careful to balance her time to address key community
needs. She can be found planning community celebrations, like the
“I really like the big picture outcome: taking all aspects of community
fun-filled Kids’ Day at the Wisconsin Valley Fair. She works with
relations, government, the economy, neighbors, the environment,
area chambers on programs to stimulate economic development
technical issues, then bringing everything together and having
projects. And she spearheads new initiatives, such as Community
a successful project.”
Development Authority, an organization that strengthens affordable
local housing and promotes downtown revitalization.
Her talent for incubating community programs and focusing
resources toward a common goal makes her in demand as a
Perhaps Zagrzebski’s favorite leadership role is that of company
board member for many community organizations. Zagrzebski
spokeswoman, keeping communities informed about complex public
often gets the ball rolling by playing a leadership role, then makes
issues, like the new Weston 4 plant currently under construction
way for other talented Wisconsin Public Service employees to
in Wausau, Wisconsin. Zagrzebski has spearheaded a variety of
lend their strengths and interests.
events, such as neighborhood picnics and focus groups, in an effort
to provide current information about Weston 4. “It’s important to
Zagrzebski, for example, was key in the formation of the Workplace
make sure the information is out there and available,” she said.
Volunteer Council of Marathon County, an organization that brings
“Our goal is to help people understand that we’re not just the
businesses together to explore corporate volunteer opportunities
utility company, we’re a part of this neighborhood, this community.
and promote community outreach. Now, co-workers from Portage
We live here too.”
to Stevens Point are active in the program.
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“The community can
be assured that the
company is truly
there is a person
at the table who
works and lives in the
who is truly ingrained
in the community
and understands the
LEAH VAN ZILE
Pacesetter, Community Collaborator,
Mother of Three, Employee of
Wisconsin Public Service Since 1993
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Bridge Builder, Boundary Breaker
“I really feel I can bring valuable resources to the table on our Van Zile’s community commitment is demonstrated by her
company’s behalf,” said Leah Van Zile, Community Relations involvement in the many boards in the northern region. She is
Leader for Oneida, Vilas, and parts of Lincoln and Forest a director of the Northwoods United Way, and has established
Counties in Wisconsin. Wisconsin Public Service as a United Way pacesetter company—
steadily increasing employee giving.
“With WPS Resources Foundation, we are able to support a variety
of organizations. It really helps us to reach beyond a specific She also serves on the board of the Crandon Chamber of Commerce
boundary and serve multiple aspects of the community, from and is involved in both economic impact activities and community
education to health, economic development, and environment, celebrations, including Kentuck Days, a festival celebrating Crandon’s
which, in the northwoods, is a very important piece.” founding by pioneers from Kentucky. The Family Resource Connection
is also an organization Van Zile is involved with, working on a “First
Lincoln County Partners in Education, a non-profit organization
Books for Kids” early literacy program that targets at-risk young
where Van Zile serves as president, is an example of how
readers and their parents.
Wisconsin Public Service is bridging these boundaries. The
innovative collaboration between educators and businesses includes “If it’s not me, it will be another employee from the company active
the Tomahawk and Merrill School Districts, area chambers, and in these organizations, sharing ideas, working on teams to further
the Lincoln County Economic Development Corporation. Wisconsin that initiative,” she said. “It’s really valuable, because in smaller
Public Service was a founding company in the partnership. communities the volunteer base can be limited.”
Working with an area metal fabricating business and a local high Throughout the communities Van Zile serves, the name Wisconsin
school tech education class, the organization obtained a major grant Public Service carries value. “Overall, what I find most satisfying
allowing the high school to replace obsolete welding equipment with is the trust communities have in the company. When I say I’m
new welding technology. The fabricating company came into the from Wisconsin Public Service,” she said, “I’m welcomed into
classroom weekly and worked with the instructors, giving students the group.”
real-life welding experiences and building career skills in a high-
demand area. “It was a true win-win situation,” said Van Zile.
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“The more you
do, the more the
on you. They know
they can come
to you. They know
what you have to
offer both as a
person and the
Grant Writer, Point Person, Stage
Lighting Technician, Employee of Upper
Peninsula Power Company Since 1984
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For Janet Wolfe, Community Relations Leader for Upper Peninsula is no formal United Way campaign, Upper Peninsula Power allows
Power Company, being the community’s go-to person is simply employees to give to charities that are meaningful to them and
part of her family DNA. then matches the gifts dollar for dollar.
“My mother was very community-minded. I remember waking “The employees give so much, says Janet, noting that contributions
up at two in the morning, and my mother, a Red Cross Home have supported programs from providing free mammograms
Service Volunteer, would be on the phone trying to bring a through the Ontonagon County Cancer Association to helping
serviceman home for a family emergency,” said Wolfe. “At the Humane Society provide food and shelter during a bitter
age 16, I used to roll my eyes, but I’m proud of that now.” Upper Peninsula winter.
Wolfe’s role as a community/corporate resource is especially You’ll find Wolfe busily engaged with a wide variety of community
critical in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, “We do not have a projects, from writing grants for the Ontonagon Theater and
large number of corporations, and there are very few foundations polishing one up for the Historical Society to serving in Rotary
for the communities to go to for help. We feel a strong to running the lights at the Ontonagon Theater—her particular
responsibility.” passion. Thanks to long-term support from WPS Resources
Foundation, the beautifully restored community theater enriches
Wolfe is Upper Peninsula Power’s central liaison for corporate
both the area’s culture and its economy.
giving: administering grants through WPS Resources Foundation;
managing the company’s United Way campaign, and coordinating Wolfe is only one of many Upper Peninsula Power employees
the volunteer efforts and charitable donations of employees involved in their communities, from local blood drives to buffalo
and retirees. chili fundraisers. “I rely on our employees throughout the district
to help me, and they’re eager to pitch in,” she says. “If there’s
“I have such a good feeling, because I see where we spend our
something important going on that improves community life,
money and how much good we do.” In small districts, where there
the people of Upper Peninsula Power are there.”
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Service can bring
to our community,
the strength we
can provide, it
just makes our
Volunteer Coordinator, Community
Liaison, Leader of the Parade, Employee
of Wisconsin Public Service Since 2002
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The Public Face
You never quite know where you’ll find Jenny Short, the face of simulated business setting. During the popular event, participants
Wisconsin Public Service in Menominee County, Michigan, and are judged on how well they invent, market, and manufacture
Marinette, Oconto, and eastern Forest Counties in Wisconsin. products in the unpredictable world of business.
She may be leading a parade of volunteers on a civic project.
Short is also active in the Chamber Leadership Academy, a program
Or, she might be planning a parade route for 200 floats. It’s
started in 2003 by a Wisconsin Public Service employee. The
all in a day’s work as a Community Relations Leader.
Academy identifies and mentors up-and-coming community leaders,
Love of community is one of the reasons Short was attracted who meet, look at different issues, and gain a better understanding
to a career at Wisconsin Public Service. “The company allows of dynamics within their community.
us—actually encourages us—to be involved in the community.
Short’s personal pet project is the City of Menominee’s Waterfront
It was a fit for my personal values,” she said.
Festival, where she works on the overall planning committee as well
Short is involved in almost every aspect of community. She as organizes the event’s popular two-hour parade. “The Festival is
serves on the board of the American Red Cross and is chair of the just cool. People plan their class reunions, family gatherings, and
fundraising committee. She’s also active in helping organizations even summer vacations around it. There’s music, kids activities,
gain funding from WPS Resources Foundation for community awesome fireworks, and food. This is a true community celebration.”
projects, such as the recent renovation of Spies Community
Serving more than two dozen communities, Jenny is quick to point
Athletic Field, or the ongoing support of the Twin Cities Free
out that Wisconsin Public Service employees provide valuable
Clinic, a provider of no-cost medical services to people with
assistance in all areas of community.
incomes below federal poverty guidelines.
“We have employees living and involved in all of our outlying
You’ll find her representing Wisconsin Public Service through
communities. Our employees are involved in charities, municipal
Mini-Business World, a two-day educational event sponsored by
government, school boards, all those things,” Jenny said. “We want
the Marinette/Menominee and Peshtigo Chambers of Commerce.
to be partners in the community, not just here providing natural
Modeled on a successful state-level program, the event brings
gas and electricity.”
together teams of high school students, who compete in a
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“Many of our
employees love to
volunteer in their
they just need to
know what’ going
on and how they
Chair of Brown County Breakfast on the Farm,
Volunteer Coordinator, Communicator, Employee
of Wisconsin Public Service Since 1999
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Conduit and Connecting Point
Lynn Kroll and Paul Bredael exhibit two very different faces of Grants from WPS Resources Foundation helped establish
community leadership. Kroll comes from an agricultural background, the Lakeshore Interfaith Hospitality Network, a new
Bredael, from a career in social work. But their deep sense of consortium that partners with churches to provide
caring is a common denominator. shelter for homeless families. In addition, the Foundation
assisted FISC financial counseling, a non-profit group Community Relations
Both served as Community Relations Leaders in the Lakeshore
that provides debt counseling, and supported the work Consultant, Employee of
area during the past year, representing Wisconsin Public Service
of the Manitowoc County Domestic Violence Center. Wisconsin Public Service
throughout Door, Sheboygan, Manitowoc, Calumet, and Kewaunee Since 1996
Counties in Wisconsin. Funding also helped support the Farm Market Kitchen in Algoma,
a business incubator with a state-certified kitchen where emerging
Kroll, who replaced Bredael when he transitioned into public
entrepreneurs produce food products … furthered the Door-Kewaunee
affairs at Wisconsin Public Service’s corporate office, says being
Business & Education Partnership … helped to fund the restoration
a Community Relations Leader is a 24-7 mindset. “Everything you
of the historic JE Hamilton House in Two Rivers … and helped plan
do, you have a heartfelt concern for the issues that impact the
for an educational center for the Great Lakes Spaceport Education
community, from rates that affect our customers to opportunities
Foundation in Sheboygan.
to support our communities through WPS Resources Foundation,”
she explained. The company also invested in human capital, serving on the
Hispanic Consortium, supporting the creation of diversity circles,
Kroll is constantly serving as the conduit between company and
and establishing Sail, a young professionals networking group
community. “It’s a huge resource for our communities to have
with the Chamber of Commerce that accelerated from zero to
someone who takes the time to attend meetings and functions,
more than 60 members in a few short months.
bringing that information back to the company and to volunteers
who can help.” Bredael believes that WPS Resources’ commitment to community
is lived out in a visible way. “As a company, we’re involved in things
Through the efforts of Bredael and Kroll, those connections
that really matter to people, and that make a difference in our
are making an important difference.
communities. We do truly value ‘giving back.’”
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live and die by
the health of the
future for all of us
lies in strong,
Economic Development Leader,
Employee of Wisconsin Public Service
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Sweat Equity, Working Capital
A healthy economy equals a healthy community. It’s a simple with affordable space, shared office equipment, and business
formula, but a complex challenge for communities with limited mentoring services. These incubators offer valuable start-up
economic development resources. That’s why you’ll find Wisconsin options to help local entrepreneurs survive and grow when they
Public Service’s Economic Development team, led by Ted Penn, are most financially vulnerable.
partnering with municipalities on a wide range of business growth
Economic Development also works closely with communities to
and retention initiatives.
attract new businesses and encourage existing industry: partnering
Regional Economic Development Corporations are one approach on spec buildings in new industrial parks; helping manufacturers
to leveraging individual community efforts. These organizations seek funding for energy-efficient equipment and lighting; even
operate on a countywide level to focus and market the collective pursuing government grants to help businesses compete for
strengths of area communities. Projects range from funding studies make-or-break contracts.
on business expansion to marketing the area on a regional level.
Downtown business districts, the most visible indicators of
Wisconsin Public Service has been instrumental in forming six
community pride and heritage, are also the focus of Economic
of these corporations in the past year, from providing financial
Development. Through financial and leadership support of the
support to lending boardroom expertise.
Main Street Program, Wisconsin Public Service has assisted
Another way Wisconsin Public Service energizes local economies nearly a dozen communities to revitalize their downtowns based
is through the support of business incubators—unique facilities on each district’s unique assets, distinctive architecture, and
that provide fledgling office or light manufacturing businesses local ownership.
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to help you
Public Safety Education Consultant,
Employee of Wisconsin Public
Service Since 1966
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Keeping Communities Safe
Saving lives. Reducing injuries. Reducing costs through lowered Real-life stories reveal the bottom-line results. In northern
liability. That’s the community commitment of the Wisconsin Public Wisconsin, a school bus hit a utility pole, causing live wires
Service public safety program. At the heart of the program is to come in contact with the bus. A middle school student, who
Karen Palmer, who helps communities work and live safely near recently attended a path-to-ground safety presentation, insisted
natural gas and electric facilities. students remain safely inside the bus until the utility de-energized
the wires, saving the students from dangerous, even potentially
You’ll find Karen and her safety team bringing consistent, clear
fatal, electrical contact.
safety messages to a variety of community groups, training fire
departments, police, and first responders; addressing community Measurable data also points to the program’s impact. In a recent
organizations such as Lions Clubs; and working with excavators, audit from the corporation’s liability insurer, our public safety
contractors, sign companies, landscapers, and others concerned practices were recognized as among the best in the industry.
with above- and below-ground safety.
A centralized accident reporting system, tracking third-party
Educating young people is one of Karen’s top priorities. Currently accidental damages, such as dig-ins or contact with overhead power
the Wisconsin Public Service safety curriculum reaches over half lines, confirms that community safety incidents and severity have
the elementary and middle schools in our service territory. Using decreased for the last three years, saving lives and preventing
pre- and post-testing to measure the clarity of these critical injuries throughout our communities.
safety messages, the program rates student understanding at
95 percent or greater following presentations.
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“Even in a
Marketing Communications Manager,
WPS Energy Services, Employed by Affiliates
of WPS Resources Corporation Since 1981
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Wired for Good Citizenship
Throughout WPS Resources, empowering communities remains The company also supported the expansion of a Ronald McDonald
a constant value even in the competitive deregulated marketplace. House in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin; contributed to the Northwestern
While cost is a driving factor, customers still recognize the value Michigan College Foundation; and generated enterprise-wide
of corporate citizenship. support of local Salvation Army programs.
That’s why WPS Energy Services, Inc.— a WPS Resources The involvement didn’t stop there. When the Hummel’s
Corporation subsidiary that serves nonregulated natural gas and Wharf Fire Company, a department that serves the company’s
electric markets—is generating charitable resources for community Sunbury power plant in Pennsylvania, began a capital campaign
needs throughout 18 states and 3 Canadian provinces. to upgrade its fire station facilities, WPS Energy Services was
a “first responder.” Another grant helped the community of
Led by Marketing Communications Manager Mike Welch, a three-
Cassville, Wisconsin, build a new shelter in Riverside Park,
member charitable giving team assesses community needs,
making the park more accessible to seniors and the
evaluates critical projects, and funds capital improvements
to bring hope and opportunity.
These stories demonstrate just some of the many ways
In 2005, WPS Energy Services was a conduit for a $100,000
WPS Energy Services is supplying “something more” than
charitable contribution to the Cleveland Foundation, helping the
energy to the communities we serve.
city to bridge the “digital divide.” The contribution will be used to
create technology centers throughout the City of Cleveland, Ohio,
where residents who are not able to afford Internet access can
become literate in technology, learn the latest software, and
connect to the many resources on the World Wide Web.
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2005 Financial Contributions in Our Communities
Above and Beyond Corporation Boy Scouts of America De Pere Police Department Greater Green Bay Community Libertas Treatment Center for
Adolescent Parenting Coalition, Inc. Boys & Girls Club De Pere Rapides Youth Soccer Club,Inc. Foundation, Inc. Chemically Dependent
Aging Resource Center of Brown County Brown County Civic Music Association, Inc. Dial Help, Inc. Greater Ishpeming Commission Lincoln County Emergency Medical Service
Aging Resource Center of Kewaunee Calumet All Sports Booster Club, Inc. Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary, Inc. on Aging Lincoln Park Zoological Society
County, Inc. Calumet County Tourism Association, Inc. Disabled American Veterans Charitable Green Bay Area Chamber of Literacy Council of Brown County
Agricultural Heritage & Resources, Inc. Calumet Nature Studies Service Trust Commerce Foundation, Inc. Living Lakes Heritage, Inc.
Aldo Leopold Association of Parents, Calumet Theatre Company Domestic Abuse Support Center, Inc., Green Bay Botanical Garden, Inc. Lupus Foundation of America Wisconsin
Teachers & Others, Inc. Calvary Academy Foundation, Inc. of Shawano County Green Bay Boy & Girl Choir, Inc. Chapter, Inc.
Alzheimer’s Association Camp Daniel, Inc. Door County Memorial Hospital Green Bay Community Theater Lykens Girls Softball Association
Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Camp Quality Michigan Downtown Green Bay Charitable, Inc. Green Bay Symphony Orchestra, Inc. Machickanee Players
Disorders Association Capitol Civic Centre, Inc. Ducks Unlimited Habitat for Humanity, Inc. Make-A-Wish Foundation of Wisconsin, Inc.
American Cancer Society, Inc. Catholic Social Services of Easter Seals Heritage Hill Foundation Manitowoc Aviation Resources, Inc.
American Diabetes Association the Diocese of Green Bay, Inc. Einstein Project, Inc. Hispanic Community Center, Inc. Manitowoc County Domestic Violence
American Guild of Organists Center for the Visual Arts Emergency Rescue Squad, Inc. Hmong Association of Green Bay, Inc. Center, Inc.
American Heart Association, Inc. Cerebral Palsy, Inc. Encompass Child Care, Inc. Holy Family Memorial, Inc. Manitowoc Two Rivers Area Chamber
American Lung Association of Wisconsin Childrens Health Care Foundation Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Houghton County Historical Foundation, Inc.
American Parkinson Disease Association Childrens Hospital Foundation, Inc. Family Educational Broadcasting Corp. Museum Society Marathon County Public Library
American Red Cross City of Kewaunee Fire Department Family Services of Northeast WI, Inc. Humane Society, Inc. Foundation, Inc.
America’s Second Harvest City of Oshkosh Public Museum Family Violence Center, Inc. Hummel’s Wharf Fire Company, Inc. March of Dimes
Ashwaubenon Citizen Academy City of Menominee Waterfront Festival Felician Senior Living Community International Listening Association Marinette Area Chamber Foundation, Inc.
Alumni Association, Inc. City of Two Rivers Parks & (St. Mary’s Home) International Wolf Center Marinette County
Ashwaubenon Youth Football Club, Inc. Recreation Department Finlandia University Jasper Pickett Foundation, Inc. Marinette County Historical Society, Inc.
ASPIRO, Inc. Civil Air Patrol FISC Consumer Credit Counseling of Junior Achievement, Inc. Marquette Community Foundation
Baraga County Community Foundation Co-Care, Inc. Door County, Inc. Juvenile Diabetes Research Marquette General Hospital, Inc.
Bay Area Medical Center Foundation, Inc. Community Foundation for Focus on the Family Kewaunee County Economic Marquette Range Iron Mining Heritage
Bay Cliff Health Camp Delta County Michigan Forest County Little League Development Corp. Theme Park, Inc.
Bay De Noc Community Community Foundation of Foundation of the Unified School Keweenaw Community Foundation Marshfield Clinic
College Foundation North Central Wisconsin, Inc. District of Antigo, Inc. Keweenaw County Historical Society Mercy Health Foundation, Inc.
Bellin Foundation, Inc. Community Foundation of Freedom House Mission Ministries, Inc. KI Sawyer Community Association Merrill Area Concert Association
Bellin Memorial Hospital the Upper Peninsula Friends of Spies Public Library Kippenberg Creek Kids, Inc. Meyer Theater Corporation
Bethany Christian Services Compassionate Friends, Inc. Friends of St. Patrick’s, Inc. Kiwanis Club of Sheboygan Charitable Midstate Independent Living
Bethel Foundation Lutheran Homes Concerned Hearts Club Northwest Region Girl Scouts of America Lac-Baie Council Foundation, Inc. Military Veterans Museum Foundation, Inc.
of Oshkosh Cup O Joy Christian Coffee House, Inc. Girl Scouts of America Manitou Council Lake Superior Community Minocqua Winter Park Trail Fund Corp.
Bethesda Lutheran Homes and De Pere Christian Outreach Glacierland Resource Conservation & Partnership Foundation Mothers Against Drunk Driving Foundation
Services, Inc. De Pere Citizens Academy Development Lakeland Hawks Ice Association Muscular Dystrophy Association, Inc.
Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Alumni Association, Inc. Goodwill Industries of Northern Lakeshore Chorale, Inc. Music Parents, Inc.
The Fox Valley Region De Pere Girls Softball Association Wisconsin & Upper Michigan, Inc. Lakeshore Communications National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Blue Line Hockey Club, Inc. De Pere Historical Society, Inc. Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council, Inc. Lakeshore Interfaith Hospitality National Park Conservation Association
Bond Community Center, Inc. De Pere Lions Club Scholarship Great Lakes Spaceport Education Network of Manitowoc County, Inc. National Philanthropic Trust Breast Cancer
Bootjack Fire & Rescue Foundation, Inc. Foundation, Inc. Foundation, Inc. Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. National Railroad Museum, Inc.
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National Society to Prevent Blindness Pine Mountain Music Festival, Inc. Town of Morrison Volunteer Fire Department Marinette County June Dairy
White Pine Community Broadcasting, Inc.
National Wild Turkey Federation Place 2-B Ltd. Town of Plum Lake Month Breakfast
William Bonifas Fine Arts Center, Inc.
National Wildlife Federation Portage County Business Council Traverse Area Recreation & Merrill Area Chamber of Commerce
Winnebago County Park View
Natural Resources Foundation of Foundation, Inc. Transportation Trails, Inc. ■ Sponsor/2005 June Dairy Breakfast
Wisconsin, Inc. Portage County Department on Aging Trees for Tomorrow, Inc. ■ Sponsor/Kiddie Tractor Pull
Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce
Nature Conservancy, Inc. Portage County Youth on Ice, Inc. Trout Unlimited Midwest Plan Service,
Neenah Baseball, Inc. Positive Voice Twin Counties Free Clinic, Inc. Iowa State University
Wisconsin Council of the Blind, Inc.
Neighbor to Neighbor Door County PTA Wisconsin Congress Two Rivers Ecumenical Pantry Midwest Rural Energy Council
Wisconsin Council on Economic
Volunteers, Inc. Raptor Education Group, Inc. Two Rivers Main Street, Inc. National Food and Energy Council
Neighborhood Housing Services of Rawhide, Inc. United Fund of Chilton, Inc. Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
Wisconsin Foundation for School Music
Green Bay, Inc. Rebuilding Together of United Fund of Kewaunee County Farm Tour
Wisconsin Foundation of Independent
Neville Public Museum Greater Green Bay, Inc. Wisconsin, Inc. Portage County Business Council
New Community Clinic Rebuilding Together Sheboygan County United Way, Inc. Agribusiness Tour
Wisconsin History Foundation, Inc.
New Community Shelter, Inc. Rhinelander Area Scholarship Unity Limited Partnership Professional Dairy Producers
Wisconsin Public Broadcasting
New Curative Rehabilitation, Inc. Foundation, Inc. University of Wisconsin Foundation of Wisconsin
New Holstein Historical Society, Inc. Riverside Medical Center, Inc. University of Wisconsin – Green Bay Wausau Region Chamber of Commerce
Wisconsin Public Radio Association, Inc.
NEW Zoological Society, Inc. Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation ■ Ag Adventure Tent at Wisconsin
University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh Wisconsin Sports Development Corp.
Newport Wilderness Society, Inc. Ronald McDonald House Charities of Valley Fair
Foundation, Inc. Wisconsin Wildlife Federation, Inc.
Next Door Theatre, Inc. Eastern Wisconsin, Inc. ■ June Dairy Breakfast
University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point WisconsinEye Public Affairs
Nicolet College Foundation, Inc. Rotary Foundation of Green Bay, Inc. Wisconsin Agribusiness Foundation
Foundation, Inc. Network, Inc.
Nicolet Search Team, Inc. SADD Students Against Wisconsin FFA Foundation
Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum, Inc. Young Community, Inc.
Northeast Wisconsin Beat the Heat Corp. Drunk Driving, Inc. ■ Ag Mechanics Design & Fabrication
U.S. National Ski Hall of Fame YMCA (Young Men’s Christian Assoc.)
Northern Health Centers, Inc. Salvation Army Proficiency Award
Utility Business Education Coalition YWCA (Young Women’s Christian Assoc.)
Northland Lutheran Services for Service League of Green Bay, Inc. ■ Ag Mechanics Energy Systems
Vilas County Youth Coalition, Inc.
the Elderly, Inc. Service League of Manitowoc County, Inc. Proficiency Award
Village of Allouez for Little League
Northwestern Michigan College Foundation Sheboygan Community Theater ■ General Fund
Village of Ashwaubenon
Omega House, Inc. Amherst Fair
Foundation, Inc. ■ Marketing Plan Career
Village of Bellevue
On Broadway, Inc. Brown County 4-H
Special Olympics of Wisconsin, Inc. Development Event
Village of Cassville
Oneida Council of Camp Fire USA Brown County Breakfast on the Farm
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital ■ National Chapter Award
Village of Crivitz
Oneida County Calumet County Dairy Promotion
St. Mary’s Hospital Wisconsin Jaycees Outstanding
Village of Denmark Volunteer
Ontonagon Theater of Performing Arts, Inc. Committee
St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation, Inc. Young Farmer Program
Optimist Club of Green Bay Dairy Business Association of
St. Mary’s Hospital Medical Center of Wisconsin Potato & Vegetable
Volunteer Center, Inc.
Oshkosh Area Community Foundation Wisconsin Leadership Awards
Green Bay, Inc. Growers Association
Wa Wui Ltd.
Oshkosh Chamber of Commerce Kewaunee Agricultural
St. Vincent DePaul Society Wisconsin Rural Leadership Program
Waupaca Area Parks Foundation
Oshkosh Opera House Foundation, Inc. Heritage & Resources
St. Vincent Hospital Wisconsin State Cranberry
Waupaca Community Chest, Inc.
Oshkosh Symphony Orchestra Madison Area Technical College
The Alger Regional Community Growers Association
Wausau Conservatory of Music
Partners for Community Development, Inc. Farmstead Rewiring Course
Foundation, Inc. Wisconsin Veal Growers Association
Wausau Health Foundation
Paul’s Pantry, Inc. Manitowoc County Ag After Hours Event
The Conservation Fund Wausau Hospitals, Inc.
Performing Arts Foundation, Inc. Manitowoc County Breakfast on
Town Line 4-H Club Wausaukee Rescue Squad, Inc.
Peter’s Pantry, Inc. the Dairy Farm
Town of Minocqua Weidner Center Presents, Inc.
WPS RESOURCES CORPORATION
2005 Beneficiaries of WPS Resources Foundation
Health & Human Services $ 404,605
Civic & Community 283,099
Culture & Art 69,028
2004-2005 WPS Resources Foundation Matching Gifts Program
There were 508 employee/retiree participants.
$115,874 Employee and Retiree Gifts
Foundation Matching Gifts
Dollars for Doers
Dollars for Doers is a WPS Resources program that The program focuses on organizations assisting with arts
was started in July 2001 to encourage community and culture, community and civic affairs, health and human
service. When employees or retirees contribute at least services, and the environment in our service territory.
20 hours of volunteer time, WPS Resources Foundation
In 2005, 134 employees and retirees participated in this
donates up to $100 to the non-profit organization of
program, giving 12,222 total volunteer hours, resulting in
$12,550 in donations from WPS Resources Foundation.
26 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.
WPS Resources Corporation
Regulated Operations Nonregulated Operations
Wisconsin Public Service Corporation, the principal subsidiary WPS Energy Services, Inc., established in 1994, is an integrated
of WPS Resources, is a regulated electric and natural gas utility nonregulated generating and marketing subsidiary of WPS Resources
based in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Established in 1883, the company Corporation. The diversified energy supply and services company
serves 424,615 electric customers and 307,540 natural gas operates in the retail and wholesale nonregulated energy marketplace,
customers throughout northeast and central Wisconsin, and in an serving the northeast quadrant of the United States, adjacent portions
adjacent portion of Upper Michigan. More than 2,300 Public Service of Canada, and energy-intensive regions of Texas and Alberta, Canada.
employees provide energy products and services through a network WPS Energy Services also owns and operates nonregulated electric
of local offices to residential, farm, commercial, industrial, and generation facilities. The company’s portfolio of products includes
wholesale customers. natural gas, electric, and alternative fuel products; patented real-time
energy management services; energy-utilization consulting; and
Upper Peninsula Power Company (UPPCO) is a regulated subsidiary
project development and management.
of WPS Resources Corporation, which provides electricity to 52,167
customers in the primarily rural countryside of Upper Michigan.
Established in 1884, the company serves customers throughout
99 communities located over a 4,500-square-mile area.
The company is based in Houghton, Michigan.
WPS RESOURCES CORPORATION