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  1. 1. the Energy Throughout C O M M U N I T Y I N V O LV E M E N T R E P O R T 2 0 0 3 WPS Resources Corporation
  2. 2. Contents A Message From Our President 1 Arts & Culture Horizon Series Arts Education Program 2 Community & Civic Affairs Howe Neighborhood Revitalization 4 Education & Lifelong Learning Electrical Line Technician Program 6 The Environment & Our Future Woodland Dunes 8 Earth Charter 9 Health & Human Services Twin Counties Free Clinic 10 Agricultural Support Farm Fest, Two Rivers 12 Business & Community Development Portage County Spec Building Program 14 Scholarships & School Partnerships Green Bay School System Partnership 16 Financial Contributions In Our Communities 18 WPS Resources Corporation 21 Pictured on cover and back cover: How fun is this?! Kinetic kids capture the spirit of “the Energy Throughout” at the Wild Air Play Zone, Green Bay.
  3. 3. Larry Weyers is shown at the historic Meyer Theatre, From Larry Weyers, a Green Bay cultural landmark restored, in part, Chairman, President & CEO through support from WPS Resources Foundation. Discover the Energy Throughout … Throughout the communities we serve, you can feel the energy. It’s in the eyes of a child, discovering past and future worlds. It’s in the hands of a health care volunteer, reaching out to the uninsured. It’s in the hearts of WPS Resources’ employees, creating programs that make their communities stronger, better places. All energy has a source. I’m proud to report that in 2003, that source has often been WPS Resources Corporation. We’ve forged partnerships with doers and dreamers. We’ve funded volunteers and leaders who make remarkable things happen. We’ve invested in change. And we’ve created new possibilities throughout the cities, small towns, and vast rural areas we serve. I invite you to read about the results. You’ll find an interesting equation: the more energy we invest, the more energy we generate. That’s the real power of “the Energy Throughout.” LARRY L. WEYERS Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
  4. 4. The Horizon Series, an acclaimed performing arts program, connects Horizon Series Arts Education Program kids, education, and the arts in central Wisconsin. Art that educates. Art that integrates. Art that transforms. This is the credo of the Horizon Series, one of Wisconsin’s premier youth initiatives. In its 17th season, the Horizon Series exposes children to a broad spectrum of arts, music, literature, social studies, physical education, and science through 2 WPS RESOURCES C O R P O R AT I O N
  5. 5. Arts & Culture performances, workshops, and supplemental classroom materials. It is made possible, in part, through support from WPS Resources. Horizon’s Director, Barbara Klofstad, is a former educator who screens the events for quality and chooses content with state educational standards in mind. Then, she creates “curriculum connections” for each performance: a planning tool that assists teachers in determining the appropriate grade levels, subject, and support activities. The highly acclaimed program, which draws from 17 counties, is part of the Performing Arts Foundation of Wausau. Each year, Horizon serves more than 20,000 public, parochial, and home school students from the magnificently restored Grand Theater. Linda Nolte To Klofstad, the name “Horizon” perfectly captures art’s unique ability to expand children’s Home School Parent boundaries. “We do not live in an isolated world,” she says. “Art makes us tune in to it.” “The Horizon Series has been a wonderful addition to home schooling families. My children have gotten tremendous exposure to the arts in a multi-dimensional way. If you just look at subjects in a textbook, sometimes you can get locked into thinking ‘this is dull.’ But when you see someone take it on stage, the knowledge literally comes to life before your eyes. “Frequently, we would see a live play, like the ‘Velveteen Rabbit.’ Then we would read the book, then see the movie. We might compare and contrast the differences, then do some creative writing. Most of the series come with a study packet, which is wonderful. “As a home schooler, you must have proof of certain curriculum. It’s very easy to prepare those units with Horizon. The variety is sensitively planned, and the theater companies are top-notch. We’ve seen symphonies, Shakespeare, historical drama, children’s classics, even a weight lifter that played classical piano. Their offerings go from preschool to high school and beyond. “I’ve always been very pleased with the Horizon Series. And it’s very affordable, they bring it into an everyday budget.” “They do a wonderful job. On stage, the knowledge literally comes to life before your eyes.”
  6. 6. Preschoolers get an “EvenStart” in a successful early childhood program Howe Neighborhood Revitalization offered through the Howe Neighborhood Family Some say it takes a village to raise a child. But who will strengthen the village? In a Resource Center. diverse downtown neighborhood in Green Bay, the answer is WPS Resources. Over the last decade, WPS Resources has joined with educators, dreamers, and social activists to support and celebrate a unique urban “village” gathered around the Howe Elementary School—a vibrant neighborhood ranging from the affluent Astor Park to 4 the diverse and dynamic Navarino area. WPS RESOURCES C O R P O R AT I O N
  7. 7. Community & Civic Affairs Two programs demonstrate the positive energy sparking change throughout the area: Howe Neighborhood Family Resource Center is a place of safety, family connection, and creative opportunity for a predominantly minority population. The center offers before- and after-school drop-off programs; English as a Second Language classes, computer courses, reading programs, and a range of recreational activities. Neighbors also gather at the Center for meals and potlucks, clubs and organizations, even county health care programs. Neighborhood Housing Services of Green Bay is another important resource supported by WPS Resources. The nonprofit organization lives out its mission to “strengthen neighborhoods and transform lives” through affordable home ownership and housing renovation. Programs Macario Sanchez range from how-to seminars on purchasing a home to financial counseling. Most importantly, Member of the the organization helps clients clear the hurdle of up-front home financing costs with a range of Howe Neighborhood assistance programs, including deferred payment, no-interest loans, and other subsidies. On almost any given day, Macario Sanchez can be found at the Howe Neighborhood Family Resource Center, taking classes or picking up his children. “Everything they do helps a lot,” says Macario. “We go to computer class, English class, even get shots for the baby.” Originally from Guadalajara, Mexico, Macario and his wife, Maria, are typical of the neighbors involved at the Family Resource Center. Resolved to master a second language, determined to help their children learn and succeed, the Sanchezes are active in many of the Center’s programs. The couple’s oldest children, Jessica (age 11) and Carlos (age 6), are students at Howe Elementary. Their favorite after-school activities are often found at the Center. “They like everything there,” says Macario. He rattles off his children’s typical activities, “Basketball. Boxing. Reading. Girl Scouts. 4-H. Even dinners. We can ask for help with homework too.” At the Center, Macario enjoys joining an extended clan of aunts, cousins, and friends who call the gathering place “home.” “It is almost like family,” he said. “We are there all the time.” “It’s almost like family. We are there all the time.”
  8. 8. Instructor Jerry LePage trains tomorrow’s electrical line technicians through a Electrical Line Technician Program new job development program made possible Imagine a school where snow days don’t exist. Where hoisting a thousand-pound through UPPCO. transformer into position is all in a day’s homework. And where the average student can often be found perched 30 feet up in the air on a pole. Welcome to “Line School,” a remarkable new initiative of the Midwest Skills Development Center. 6 WPS RESOURCES C O R P O R AT I O N
  9. 9. Education & Lifelong Learning The concept for Line School began when Upper Peninsula Power Company (UPPCO), a subsidiary of WPS Resources, encountered a shortage of trained electrical line technicians. At the same time, Michigan’s Upper Peninsula was battling a shortage of family-sustaining jobs. Many of the area’s best and brightest young people were leaving the area. Two years ago, a public/private partnership formed, creating a skills development program that would become the “Line School.” UPPCO became one of the program’s leading advocates, providing financial grants, utility trucks, poles, even the program’s first instructor. Says the Development Center’s director, Amy Clickner, “Without UPPCO, this honestly would not have happened.” Jerry LePage And the result? This April, approximately 28 graduates of the first “Line School” Class of 2004 will Line Technician Program enter the workforce with honed trade skills and well-paying jobs waiting. Lead Instructor & UPPCO Employee UPPCO’s Jerry LePage has 25 years of utility management experience spanning generation, metering, and line operations. When the Line School’s original instructor unexpectedly dropped out, Jerry jumped in. “The school was in danger of not flying, so I volunteered,” explains LePage. Thanks to UPPCO, he says, he has been able to bring the school “on line” while maintaining his benefits. “We start with the skills of climbing, safety and electrical theory, and then practical aspects of how to build and maintain a distribution line. We make students aware of what they will face in the real world. “When bad weather hits, linemen spring into action. So we practice skills in good conditions and bad.” LePage and his co-instructor, Bill LaFountain, also expose the students to a wide variety of equipment, methodologies and work practices, giving them a solid background to begin their four-year apprenticeship programs. LePage is confident that the class of ’04 will be set for lifetime careers. “There is a need for their skills throughout the country.” “We’re one school that doesn’t have snow days!”
  10. 10. “Don’t touch the scat!” “Co-o-ol! I saw a raccoon track.” “Hey, what’s the plant thing that looks like a hot dog on a stick?”* Fourth-grade students from St. Francis Xavier Elementary School in Manitowoc get up close and personal with nature Woodland Dunes at Woodland Dunes. “Great!” “Outstanding!” “Wonderful!” “Awesome!” These are the reactions of (*Answer - A Cat Tail!) elementary teachers to the remarkable environmental programs that transform a pristine 1200-acre natural preserve into a kinetic outdoor classroom. The programs, sponsored by WPS Resources, serve between 2,000 to 3,000 students a year in a six-county area. 8 WPS RESOURCES C O R P O R AT I O N
  11. 11. The Environment & Our Future Earth Charter Woodland Dunes is an ideal site to turn kids on to nature. Nestled near Lake Michigan, the nonprofit nature center is home to nine different habitats alive with 260 species of birds, more than 400 species of plants, and 39 species of mammals. The Dunes works in close partnership with schools to develop age-specific programs that support the teachers’ curriculum. Run with only two full-time staff, the center relies on trained volunteer “teacher/naturalists” to make the real-life lessons possible. First graders “take a cotton” to nature on the Cottonwood Trail, using their senses to learn about trees, wildlife habitat, birds, and bird banding. Third graders are taught the importance of wetlands Dr. Andrew Robson, UW Oshkosh as they Amphibmeander through area marsh. Fourth graders sharpen their understanding of winter Associate Dean, Instructor & Environmentalist tracking, weather observation, and bird and plant identification in the Wintereyes program. Community, campus, and Wisconsin Public As the kids say, it’s a totally “cool” and “fun” experience. Service joined together this fall at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh in an annual event to celebrate the Earth Charter—a Jim Knickelbine, naturalist and Assistant Director at Woodland Dunes, has a passion for wetlands global “bill of rights” that outlines guiding that began when he first served as a volunteer. principles for a sustainable way of life. “The advantage to programs out here is that kids can learn about nature with all of their senses. “The simple aspect is we all share one world. They see and hear living things. They smell the marsh. They feel the different kinds of snow. If we care about the lives of our children, we It’s more than a classroom situation.” He adds, “Our programs really enhance and reinforce need to think about—and in some cases, what the teachers are doing in the classroom. It’s a meaningful experience.” substantially change—what we are doing.” Knickelbine stresses the importance of preserving places like Woodland Dunes for the next Week-long summit activities included an on-line generation. “Habitat is being lost every day,” he said. “I just read an article that estimates “round robin” connecting environmentalists more than 8,000 acres per day on average in the Unites States. We have 700 acres here in around the world; alternative powered vehicles; woods alone. It needs to be protected.” and renowned speakers on environmental, According to Knickelbine, grants from companies such as WPS Resources allow hands-on political, and social justice issues. environmental experiences to remain accessible. “The grant from WPS Resources Foundation In a symbolic ceremony, UW Oshkosh’s really helps us to deliver the programs at a reasonable cost.” Chancellor Wells threw the switch on green power, making the university the state’s single “Kids come here and learn about nature with all their senses.” largest user of renewable energy generated by Jim Knickelbine wind or bio-mass through the Wisconsin Public Service NatureWise® Program.
  12. 12. Twin Counties Free Clinic “The people coming to see us can either put food on the table—or buy medicine,” said Cindy Johnson, Director of the Twin Counties Free Clinic, which serves Marinette County, Wisconsin and Menominee County, Michigan. But thanks to this remarkable Free Clinic and a small group of committed health care volunteers, the uninsured no longer have to make no-win choices. Every Tuesday night, the clinic dispenses free medical treatment and prescriptions, along with a healthy dose of hope and healing. The all-volunteer staff includes physicians, family nurse practitioners, nurses, social services professionals/intake workers, and admission workers. In a 21/2-hour time span, the clinic treats an average of 17-20 patients. Intake workers also counsel and refer patients to available assistance programs. Health care volunteers like Dr. Tom Mack make it possible to care for the rising number of uninsured at the Twin Counties Free Clinic. 10 WPS RESOURCES C O R P O R AT I O N
  13. 13. Health & Human Services The clinic, which serves patients at or below 185% of federal poverty guidelines (about $30,000 for a family of 4), is supported in part through a three-year grant from the WPS Resources Foundation. Surprisingly, many patients are working part-time or full-time jobs, lost in the gap between government programs for children and the elderly. And demand for the clinic’s services continues to grow. Marinette County leads the state in the number of uninsured residents, mirroring the 40 million Americans who lack basic health insurance. Dr. Tom Mack So what drives a community to create and support a program like the Free Clinic? “It’s something within Clinic Volunteer you,” says volunteer Dr. Tom Mack. “It’s just how you’re made.” “I work primarily in the emergency room. We see an awful lot of people who come here as a last resort. They can’t afford to visit clinics. Sometimes people come too late. We see asthma, hypertension, high cholesterol. Untreated, they’ve escalated into heart attacks, kidney failure—a lot of bad things. “When the clinic began, we quickly found out there were many people with chronic problems. They needed ongoing medication but the cost was beyond their means. “Now these patients work with one clinic, which follows them and gets them (free) medications. We also make referrals to specialists who donate surgeries, radiology and Ob-Gyn services. We even have dentists and podiatrists. “Most of the success we see is not sudden. I’m keeping a diabetic under control. A person couldn’t work, but we’ve gotten their hernia taken care of, so now they can. These are nice people. They’re no different than any other groups you see.” “Actually we see more people who are employed rather than unemployed. The amount they’re making doesn’t cut it. A lot of us could end up in the same situation.”
  14. 14. Farm Fest Imagine more than 16,000 people partying ’til the cows came home on an 1870s farmstead in rural Kewaunee County, Wisconsin. It was the state’s first-ever Farm Fest—an eight-week summer celebration of Wisconsin’s rich agricultural traditions, immigrant cultures, food, music, and stories. Hosted at the Heritage Farm, a restored Czech farmstead, the Fest was buzzing with rural folks remembering their roots and their city cousins discovering country life. Barbara Chisholm, one of the hundreds of volunteers who made Farm Fest possible, poses in the costume of a Belgian farm wife from the 1870s. 12 WPS RESOURCES C O R P O R AT I O N
  15. 15. Agricultural Support Farm Fest made headlines as a site for “Barn Again,” a travelling exhibit from the Smithsonian Institution. But the prestigious exhibit was just part of the fun. The Fest came alive with quilt shows, bluegrass bands, farm tours, dairy demonstrations, butter making, milk bottling, barn dances, tractor pulls, exhibits of old and new machinery, plus recreations of a country schoolhouse and a blacksmith shop. Naturally, Wisconsin Public Service, a subsidiary of WPS Resources, was in the thick of things. Besides Barb Chisholm serving as a corporate sponsor, Wisconsin Public Service showcased the company’s deep agricultural Farm Fest Volunteer roots, from bringing electricity to rural Wisconsin to powering today’s newest agricultural technologies. “I’m a farm girl originally from the Brussels area. I learned about Farm Fest when I was taking a workshop sponsored by the Agricultural Heritage Resource Center. Originally, I was interested in preserving my own personal history, but became hooked on being a Farm Fest volunteer. “I worked together with people who came from all different walks of life, yet had a common agricultural background. We were a dynamic group pursuing one common goal: to teach people about our rural heritage. “My particular exhibit was ‘Children of the Land.’ It showed the children of our rural communities, the country schools they attended, the chores they performed, the toys they played with, the diseases they overcame. I had an elderly woman come up to me, all excited. She had discovered a family photo in our exhibit that she had never seen before with herself, her brothers, sisters, and cousins. “The event brought back really good memories for those of us who grew up on farms. And it made us part of something bigger. Anytime you can show children what their parents’ and grandparents’ lives were like...what helped mold them...they can’t help but gain from it.” “Our agricultural history is just such a part of the area.”
  16. 16. The new Caraustar packaging facility is typical of the businesses Portage County Spec Building Program attracted through WPS Resources’ can-do In the competitive world of economic development, winners anticipate the need for private/public partnerships. speed. The Portage County Business Council and WPS Resources accelerate their “win” rate doing just that—bundling spec buildings and creative leasing options into highly competitive packages. In 1994, the team formed a limited liability corporation, EDC Developments, L.L.C., 14 to address demand for available industrial buildings. The group obtained financing to WPS RESOURCES C O R P O R AT I O N
  17. 17. Business & Community Development construct several 20,000-square-foot facilities in Stevens Point, Wisconsin. Flexible terms from the County and City allowed EDC Developments to defer payment on the land until the buildings were sold. A desirable leasing program and utilizing local developers, made the building strategy even more attractive to prospective tenants. After successfully selling the first building, the program proceeded on the fast track. EDC leveraged its equity into a second spec building located in the Portage County Business Park, successfully pitching the location to the Caraustar Corporation. This building also sold promptly to a local Kirby Driggers developer, who has since expanded the facility to meet the needs of the growing company. Plant Manager The pace continues, as plans are being finalized for a third spec building in the Pines Corporate Stevens Point Facility Centre in the Village of Plover, Wisconsin. The bottom line? WPS Resources’ long-term development Caraustar Industrial & relationships and short-term startup support pay big dividends in terms of tax base, employment, Consumer Products Group, Inc. and strengthened community. “Caraustar’s Stevens Point location makes composite paper containers for the food industry— packages you see out in the grocery stores. Our containers are shipped all over the country. “Stevens Point was the place that fit well for us. There was an existing building within Portage County that we could easily convert. We were able to get into the production mode quickly, and did not have to worry about obtaining zoning and building a whole new structure. “We started up production in less than six months. We arrived in October of 2000, and began adding a 20,000-square-foot extension. While the contractors were busy doing that, we were in the process of installing equipment. A major portion of our equipment is made in Wisconsin, by the way. We even purchase our recycled paper from a mill in Wisconsin. “Our plant is doing well, and we’re bringing in customers from as far away as Salt Lake City.” “We were able to get into the production mode quickly and did not have to worry about obtaining zoning and building a whole new structure.”
  18. 18. Green Bay School System Partnership Calling all kids: WPS Resources wants to invest in you! That’s the clear message the company sends through school/business partnerships that power students’ interest in math, science, and technology careers. In school districts throughout WPS Resources’ territory, employees are serving as speakers, helping with hands-on projects and providing career information and counseling. The Green Bay School System is a case in point. Franklin Middle School has partnered with Wisconsin Public Service, a subsidiary of WPS Resources, for 15 years. Here, students learn about subjects such as GIS (Geographic Job shadowing at Wisconsin Public Service gets high school students up close and personal to careers in the energy industry. 16 WPS RESOURCES C O R P O R AT I O N
  19. 19. Scholarships & School Partnerships Information Systems), “Why Math is Important,” or “The Economics of Staying in School.” There are opportunities to build solar cars, participate in science fairs and seminars, even tour power plants. The Computer and Information Technology Academy at Green Bay West High School is another thriving program. The Wisconsin Public Service-sponsored academy tackles next-level curriculum such as “Ethics in the Workplace” and “WAN Design.” A career conference, mock interviews, a job-shadowing program and scholarships all help older students prepare for their future careers. Jason Haedt UW-Madison Student The next generation—it’s an energy resource that WPS Resources is committed to developing. Jason Haedt has plugged into many WPS Resources activities throughout his undergrad years. Now, a WPS Resources Foundation scholarship is helping fund his college education. Haedt, a junior at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is pursuing a degree in Computer Engineering. “In high school, I was in a CISCO class, a class to learn about computer networking,” said Jason. “I had the opportunity to job shadow. We went to Wisconsin Public Service and saw what equipment their IT department used. Some of the kids were actually programming the routers. It definitely showed how real world business interacts with the information you’re learning in the classroom. “WPS Resources also gave us resources to pave the way for career planning,” said Jason. “It pays to talk with people who are in the business. With jobs in technology, you don’t have a clue where the industry’s going to go unless you talk to people who are actually using it. “WPS Resources puts a lot of trust in the upcoming workforce. It’s obvious that, when they care so much about you when you are younger, they will put the same care into you as an employee.” “It shows a lot of character in a company when they reach out to the future generation.”
  20. 20. Financial Contributions In Our Communities Action Waupaca, Inc. Brown County Association for Downtown Green Bay Holy Family Memorial, Inc. Marathon County Public Library Aging Resource Center Retarded Citizens, Inc. Charitable, Inc. Hospitality House of the Upper Foundation, Inc. Agricultural Heritage & Brown County Civic Music Assn. Ducks Unlimited, Inc. Peninsula March of Dimes Resources, Inc. Brown County Historical Society East Shore Industries, Inc. Houghton County Historical Marinette Area Chamber AIDS Resource Center of Calumet All Sports Booster Easter Seals Society Foundation, Inc. Wisconsin, Inc. Club, Inc. Eastshore Humane Assoc., Inc. Howe Neighborhood Family Marinette County 4-H Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Calumet Theatre Company Educational Horizons Resource Center Marinette County Assn. For Disorders Association Calvin College Foundations Humane Society of Vilas Business & Industry, Inc. American Cancer Society, Inc. Capitol Civic Centre, Inc. Einstein Project, Inc. County, Inc. Marinette County Elderly American Diabetes Association Carroll College Encompass Child Care, Inc. International Listening Association Services American Heart Association, Inc. Carthage College Evergreen Productions, Inc. Junior Achievement Marinette County Historical American Lung Association Central WIsconsin Saints Hockey Family Services of Northeast Juvenile Diabetes Research Society, Inc. American Red Cross Association, Inc. Wisconsin, Inc. Keweenaw Krayons Marquette Community American Rescue Workers, Inc. Cerebral Palsy, Inc. Family Violence Center, Inc. Kippenberg Creek Kids, Inc. Foundation America’s Second Harvest Children’s Health Care Finlandia University Kiwanis Club of Sheboygan Marquette University Ashwaubenon Citizens Academy Foundation Fisc Consumer Credit Charitable Foundation, Inc. Marshfield Clinic Association of Home & Children’s Hospital Counseling of Door Lake Superior Community Merrill Area United Way, Inc. Community Education Foundation, Inc. County, Inc. Partnership Foundation Meyer Theatre Corp. Baraga County Community Chilton Area Community Focus on the Family Lakeshore Chorale, Inc. Michigan State University Foundation Foundation, Inc. Forest County Humane Society Lakeshore Communications Michigan Tech Fund Bay Area Humane Society and Christmas In April of Greater Foundation of the Unified School Lawrence University Michigan Technological University Animal Shelter, Inc. Green Bay, Inc. District of Antigo, Inc. Leader Dogs for the Blind Mid-County Rescue Squad, Inc. Bay Area Medical Center Christmas In May Freedom House Mission Leadership Door County, Inc. Milwaukee Repertory Theater Foundation, Inc. Sheboygan County Ministries, Inc. Leukemia & Lymphoma Milwaukee School of Engineering Bay Area Youth Civil Air Patrol Friends of Mead Public Library Society, Inc. Mothers Against Drunk Driving Hockey Association College of William & Mary Friends of Spies Public Library Little Brothers – Friends of Muscular Dystrophy Bellin College of Nursing, Inc. Community Foundation for Delta Friends of the Bay Beach Wildlife The Elderly Association, Inc. Bellin Foundation, Inc. County Michigan Sanctuary, Inc. Little League Baseball, Inc. National Brain Tumor Foundation Bellin Memorial Hospital Community Foundation of North Girl Scouts of America Loyola University of Chicago National Childhood Cancer Bethel Foundation Central Wisconsin, Inc. Greater Green Bay Community Lupus Foundation of America Foundation Bethesda Lutheran Homes and Community Industries Foundation, Inc. Wisconsin Chapter, Inc. National Kidney Foundation Services, Inc. Corporation Greater Ishpeming Commission Luxemburg-Casco PTA of Wisconsin Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin Concordia University Greater Keweenaw Community Lykens Girls Softball Assn. National Multiple Sclerosis Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Wisconsin Foundation M&M Area Community Society Birch Creek Music Center, Inc. Condordia University of Illinois Green Bay Area Chamber Foundation National Park Foundation Birch Trails Girl Scout Council Cup ’O Joy Christian Coffee of Commerce Machickanee Players National Railroad Museum, Inc. House, Inc. Green Bay Botanical Garden, Inc. Make-A-Wish Foundation of Nature Conservancy, Inc. Bootjack Fire & Rescue Foundation, Inc. Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Green Bay Community Theater Wisconsin, Inc. Neighbor To Neighbor Door Boy Scouts of America De Pere Police Department Green Bay Fire Department Manitowoc County Domestic County Volunteers, Inc. Boys & Girls Club Disabled American Veterans Green Bay Symphony Orch., Inc. Violence Center Neighborhood Housing Services Domestic Abuse Support Center, Habitat for Humanity, Inc. Manitowoc Two Rivers Area of Green Bay, Inc. Inc. of Shawano County Habitat for Humanity Chamber Foundation, Inc. Neville Public Museum 18 Door County Memorial Hospital International, Inc. Marathon County Humane NEW Community Clinic WPS RESOURCES Handicapped United, Inc. Society NEW Community Shelter, Inc. C O R P O R AT I O N
  21. 21. Agricultural Support & Sponsorships AG Banquet 2003 Brown County 4-H Marathon Co. Agri-Business WI Holstein Convention Agri-View/4-H Clover Door County 4-H Council WI Veal Growers Association Sponsor Erbert Enterprises/Breakfast NACAA Conference Wisconsin Agri-Business American Pinzgauer on the Farm NFEC/Practical Irrigation Council Association Madison Area Technical Wiring Handbook Winnebago County Holstein Brown County Dairy College/Farmstead NWTC Farm Tour Lunch Association Promotions Committee/ Rewiring Education Project Spring Ag Tour WPVGA Golf Outing Breakfast on the Farm NEW Curative Rehabilitation, Inc. Outer Limits Youth Outreach Service League of Green Bay, Inc. University of Minnesota- Wisconsin Council on Economic NEW Hope Center, Inc. Paine Art Center & Arboretum Shawano County Humane Twin Cities Education, Inc. NEW Zoological Society, Inc. Paralyzed Veterans of America Society, Inc. University of Notre Dame WIsconsin Family Forests Northeast Side Family Paul’s Pantry, Inc. Sheboygan Arts Foundation, Inc. University of WI Foundation Wisconsin Foundation of Resource Center Performing Arts Foundation, Inc. Sheboygan Community Theater University of Wisconsin Independent Colleges, Inc. Northeast Wisconsin Land Peter’s Pantry, Inc. Foundation, Inc. Upper Peninsula Community Wisconsin Future Farmers of Trust, Inc. Pine Mountain Music Festival, Inc. Special Olympics Foundation Alliance America Foundation Northeastern Wisconsin Arts Place 2-B Ltd. St. Mary’s Home for the Aged Urban Hope Corporation Wisconsin History Foundation, Inc. Northern Health Centers, Inc. Popplewood 4-H St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation US National Ski Hall of Fame Wisconsin Public Broadcasting Northern Michigan University St. Norbert College Utility Business Education Foundation, Inc. Portage County Business Council Northland College Foundation, Inc. St. Vincent De Paul Society Coalition Wisconsin Public Radio Northwestern Michigan College St. Vincent Hospital Valparaiso University Association, Inc. Portage County Department Foundation on Aging State of Michigan Dept of Vilas County Museum & Wisconsin Society for Northwestern University History, Arts & Literature Historical Society Ornithology, Inc. Portage County Youth on Ice, Northwoods United Way, Inc. Incorporated Statue of Liberty Ellis Island Volunteer Center, Inc. WIsconsin Sports Foundation, Inc. WA WUI Ltd. Development Corp. Northwoods Wildlife Hospital Randlin Adult Family Care and Rehabilitation Center, Inc. Homes, Inc. The Alger Regional Community Waumara Chapter of the Wisconsin Waterfowl Assn. NTC Foundation, Inc. Raptor Education Group, Inc. Foundation, Inc. Compassionate Friends Woodland Dunes Nature The Conservation Fund Wausau Hospital Center, Inc. NWTC Educational Foundation Rawhide, Inc. The Einstein Project Wausau Kayak/Canoe World War II Memorial Fund Old Rhinelander, Inc. Reach Counseling Services, Inc. The Marquette Community Corporation Wrightstown Community Omega House, Inc. Rebuilding Together Foundation Weidner Center Presents, Inc. Schools On Broadway, Inc. Respite Care of Marinette & The Ontonagon Theater of Wells Sports Complex WRVM, Inc. Ontonagon County Cancer Assn. Menominee Counties, Inc. Performing Arts, Inc. White Pine Community Yale University Ontonagon Theater of Rhinelander Competitive Soccer Club, Inc. Town of Suamico Broadcasting, Inc. YMCA (Young Men’s Performing Arts Traverse Area Recreation & William Bonifas Fine Arts Christian Association) Oshkosh Area Community Rhinelander Ice Association, Inc. Transportation Trails Center, Inc. YWCA (Young Women’s Foundation Corporation Ripon College Trees For Tomorrow, Inc. Winnebago County Park View Christian Association) Oshkosh Area Humane Riverside Medical Center, Inc. Society, Inc. Ronald McDonald House Trout Unlimited Health Center Oshkosh Area United Way, Inc. Charities of Eastern Tulane University Wisconsin Academy of Sciences Oshkosh Opera House Wisconsin, Inc. Two Rivers Ecumenical Pantry Art & Letters Oshkosh West Basketball Rotary Foundation of Green Bay Two Rivers Main Street, Inc. Wisconsin Chamber of 19 Club, Inc. Salvation Army United Way Commerce Foundation, Inc. WPS RESOURCES C O R P O R AT I O N Scholarship Assessment Service Unity Limited Partnership
  22. 22. 2003 Beneficiaries of WPS Resources Foundation Dollars for Doers Dollars for Doers is a WPS Resources program Health & Human Services . . . . . . . . . . . . .$343,618 that was started in July 2001 9% 26% Community & Civic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$310,272 to encourage community service. When employees or Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$264,225 retirees contribute at least (Scholarships . . . . . .$167,900) 20 hours of volunteer time, Arts & Culture. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $92,650 WPS Resources Foundation donates up to $100 to the Other. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,000 nonprofit organization of 31% 34% TOTAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,011,765 their choice. The program focuses on organizations assisting with arts and culture, community and civic affairs, 2002-2003 WPS Resources Foundation Matching Gifts Programs health and human services, and the environment in our service territory. There were 401 employee/retiree participants. $86,229 Employee & Retiree Gifts $10,000 from WPS Resources Foundation $40,182 Foundation Matching Gifts 102 Employees participated in $126,411 Total Gifts this program in 2003, giving 11,350 volunteer hours, resulting in $10,000 in donations from WPS Resources Foundation. 20 WPS RESOURCES C O R P O R AT I O N
  23. 23. WPS Resources Corporation Based in Green Bay, Wisconsin, WPS Resources Corporation is a holding company whose diversified system companies serve regulated and nonregulated energy markets across North America. Wisconsin Public Service Corporation, a regulated electric WPS Power Development, Inc. and WPS Energy Services, and natural gas utility, is the principal subsidiary of Inc., are both nonregulated operations. WPS Energy Services WPS Resources. Based in Green Bay, Wisconsin, the is a diversified energy supply and services company company serves 414,370 electric customers and 300,859 providing individualized strategies that allow customers natural gas customers throughout Northeast and Central to manage energy needs and capitalize on opportunities Wisconsin and an adjacent portion of Upper Michigan. resulting from deregulation. It maintains principal More than 2,400 Public Service employees provide products operations in Illinois, Maine, Michigan, New York, Ohio, and services through a network of local offices. Wisconsin, Ontario and Quebec. Upper Peninsula Power Company is a regulated subsidiary WPS Power Development Alberta owns and operates providing electricity to 51,556 customers in the primarily electric generation facilities and provides services to the rural countryside of Upper Michigan. The company serves electric power industry. The company operates facilities 99 communities located over a 4,500-square-mile area. throughout the U.S. and in Canada, with the greatest It is headquartered in Houghton, Michigan. concentration in the Northeast. Wisconsin Public WPS Energy Service Corporation Services, Inc. Upper Peninsula WPS Power Power Company Development, Inc. Both WPS Energy Services, Inc. 21 and WPS Power Development, Inc. WPS RESOURCES C O R P O R AT I O N
  24. 24. WPS Resources Corporation 700 North Adams Street Green Bay, WI 54301 920-433-4901 © 2004 WPS Resources Corporation