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2014-03-03 16:22:30

CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) today announced a $1 million contribution to support student scholarships for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) majors at Johnson C. Smith University. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130322/CL81938LOGO The scholarship funds will be added to an existing Duke Energy scholarship endowment fund. The new investment will allow the university to award up to 25 scholarships each year to...

2014-03-03 08:25:00

CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Duke Energy Foundation today announced a $75,000 matching gift to DonorsChoose.org to assist teachers in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130322/CL81938LOGO According to program guidelines, public school teachers can submit STEM project proposals to DonorsChoose.org, where anyone can choose to help fund the project. When 50 percent of a project's request is funded...

2009-01-26 10:57:00

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Jan. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- A sluggish economy has made it especially difficult for many North and South Carolinians to cover their heating costs this winter. To ease this situation, the Duke Energy Foundation will contribute an additional $400,000 to Duke Energy's Share the Warmth program. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20040414/DUKEENERGYLOGO ) The foundation is also contributing $400,000 to support heating assistance programs in the company's Midwest...

2008-03-03 12:00:24

ROCK HILL, S.C., March 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The Duke Energy Foundation is giving $1 million for development of the Museum of Life and the Environment on the Catawba River at I-77 in York County. The museum and its surrounding park will tell the story of the river and feature its continuing impact on the area and its people. Duke Energy's first hydroelectric dam is near the site that is on the outskirts of Fort Mill. The gift, announced Monday (March 3, 2008), is to the Culture &...


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