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  1. 1. O u r C om m i t m e n t t o Comm unit y 2005 Community Involvement Report
  2. 2. contents “WPS Resources isn’t just a company. It’ a company s 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 KATHY HARTMAN 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. 2 WPS RESOURCES CORPORATION
  3. 3. 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 WPS RESOURCES CORPORATION
  4. 4. “It amazes me that you bring together the right people and you can get things done. The community is full of those people.” KARMEN LEMKE Volunteer, School Board Member, Mother of Three, Employee of Wisconsin Public Service Since 1987 4 WPS RESOURCES CORPORATION
  5. 5. Community Mobilizer “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,” explains Lemke. 5 WPS RESOURCES CORPORATION
  6. 6. “Nothing happens overnight. We provide the leadership to persevere. We’re willing to roll up our sleeves, get behind projects, and keep them moving forward.” BOB HERNKE Community Advocate, Problem-Solver, Positive Thinker, Employee of Wisconsin Public Service Since 1977 6 WPS RESOURCES CORPORATION
  7. 7. Long-Term Leadership “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. 7 WPS RESOURCES CORPORATION
  8. 8. “I’m able to bring in the right resources to address community issues, connecting the right people and resources to reach a strong solution that’ good s for both the company and the community.” KELLY ZAGRZEBSKI Community Spokesperson, Strategist, Synergizer, Employee of Wisconsin Public Service Since 1992 8 WPS RESOURCES CORPORATION
  9. 9. Local Catalyst 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. 9 WPS RESOURCES CORPORATION
  10. 10. “The community can be assured that the company is truly committed, because there is a person at the table who works and lives in the community, someone who is truly ingrained in the community and understands the community’ needs. s ” LEAH VAN ZILE Pacesetter, Community Collaborator, Mother of Three, Employee of Wisconsin Public Service Since 1993 10 WPS RESOURCES CORPORATION
  11. 11. 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. 11 WPS RESOURCES CORPORATION
  12. 12. “The more you do, the more the community relies on you. They know they can come to you. They know what you have to offer both as a , person and the company you represent.” JANET WOLFE Grant Writer, Point Person, Stage Lighting Technician, Employee of Upper Peninsula Power Company Since 1984 12 WPS RESOURCES CORPORATION
  13. 13. SECOnd-Generation Leader 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.” 13 WPS RESOURCES CORPORATION
  14. 14. “The successes Wisconsin Public Service can bring to our community, the strength we can provide, it just makes our communities better places to live.” JENNIFER SHORT Volunteer Coordinator, Community Liaison, Leader of the Parade, Employee of Wisconsin Public Service Since 2002 14 WPS RESOURCES CORPORATION
  15. 15. 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 15 WPS RESOURCES CORPORATION
  16. 16. “Many of our employees love to volunteer in their communities, and they just need to know what’ going s on and how they can help.” LYNN KROLL Chair of Brown County Breakfast on the Farm, Volunteer Coordinator, Communicator, Employee of Wisconsin Public Service Since 1999 16 WPS RESOURCES CORPORATION
  17. 17. 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 PAUL BREDAEL 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.’” 17 WPS RESOURCES CORPORATION
  18. 18. “Our communities live and die by the health of the economy. The future for all of us lies in strong, vibrant, growing communities.” TED PENN Economic Development Leader, Employee of Wisconsin Public Service Since 1983 18 WPS RESOURCES CORPORATION
  19. 19. 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. 19 WPS RESOURCES CORPORATION
  20. 20. “We want to help you live and work safely near natural gas and electricity.” KAREN PALMER Public Safety Education Consultant, Employee of Wisconsin Public Service Since 1966 20 WPS RESOURCES CORPORATION
  21. 21. 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. 21 WPS RESOURCES CORPORATION
  22. 22. “Even in a competitive energy market, customers recognize there’ s something more.” MIKE WELCH Marketing Communications Manager, WPS Energy Services, Employed by Affiliates of WPS Resources Corporation Since 1981 22 WPS RESOURCES CORPORATION
  23. 23. 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 handicapped. 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. 23 WPS RESOURCES CORPORATION
  24. 24. 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. 24 WPS RESOURCES CORPORATION
  25. 25. 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 Health Center 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, Foundation, Inc. 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 Education, Inc. 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 Colleges, Inc. 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 Foundation, Inc. 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. Agriculture Department the Elderly, Inc. Service League of Manitowoc County, Inc. Proficiency Award Village of Allouez for Little League Sponsorships 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 Fire Department 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. 25 WPS RESOURCES CORPORATION
  26. 26. 2005 Beneficiaries of WPS Resources Foundation Health & Human Services $ 404,605 36% Education 305,925 28% Civic & Community 283,099 26% Culture & Art 69,028 6% Environmental 43,617 4% Total $1,106,274 2004-2005 WPS Resources Foundation Matching Gifts Program There were 508 employee/retiree participants. $115,874 Employee and Retiree Gifts Foundation Matching Gifts $49,780 Total Gifts $165,654 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 their choice. $12,550 in donations from WPS Resources Foundation. 26 WPS RESOURCES CORPORATION
  27. 27. 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 Energy Wisconsin Public Services, Inc. Service Corporation Upper Peninsula 27 WPS RESOURCES CORPORATION Power Company
  28. 28. 700 North Adams Street Green Bay, WI 54301 920-433-4901 Printed on paper that contains 10% post-consumer fiber, using environmentally conscientious vegetable inks. © 2006 WPS Resources Corporation