EnCana Cares provides over $1.32 million for charity
by EnCana Oil & Gas (USA) Inc.
November 20, 2009
EnCana Oil & Gas (USA) Inc. recently completed its annual employee giving campaign, EnCana Cares, raising over $1.32 million for charity; a new record for the company’s US division.
In spite of a slow economy, giving by EnCana’s employees increased 14 percent.
EnCana Cares Key Stats:
• 668 – number of US employees enrolled in EnCana Cares
• Equivalent to 41 percent of all eligible employees
• 652 – number of charities will receive funding
• $660,080 – amount donated by employees
• $1,321,626 – total raised with EnCana’s match
A sampling of organizations in Wyoming that will receive checks includes: Central Wyoming Rescue Mission, Jason’s Friends Foundation, Wyoming Special Olympics, Wyoming FFA Foundation, University of Wyoming Foundation; Sublette County 4-H, SAFV Task Force, Riverton Senior Center, and Paws for Life Animal League.
In addition to the cash campaign, ten EnCana office locations held a food drive to stock the shelves of local food banks. The Riverton office collected two 22 gallon tubs of non-perishable food and donated it to the Christian Food Warehouse. The Jonah field office collected five boxes for the Big Piney/Pinedale Food Basket. Overall, more than two tons of food, plus more than $2,400 in cash donations, were distributed in October company-wide.
EnCana, one of North America's leading independent natural gas producers with its US headquarters in Denver, is no stranger to corporate giving. Annually, EnCana contributes one percent of pre-tax profits back to the communities in which the company and its employees live and work. In 2008, EnCana contributed $7.7 million to charitable and non-profit organizations in the US, including more than $1.4 million in Wyoming.
EnCana Cares is an employee driven program where cash gifts or pledges are matched dollar for dollar, up to $25,000 per employee per year. Because EnCana covers all administration costs associated with the program, 100 percent of employee donations go directly to their charity of choice. And to make giving easy, employees are able to spread their giving over 24 pay periods. October is the program’s enrollment month.
About EnCana Oil & Gas (USA) Inc.
EnCana Corporation is one of North America’s leading independent natural gas producers. EnCana operates in the United States under its subsidiary, EnCana Oil & Gas (USA) Inc. and coordinates its operations from its US headquarters in Denver. In the US, the company operates in Colorado, Wyoming, Texas and Louisiana.