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Dominion Energy’s formal community service program has thrived for more than three decades. Each year, the company sponsors one day of paid volunteer time off for each non-union employee and encourages participation in company-sponsored volunteer events, which contributes to our overall volunteerism goal. Our goal is to exceed 130,000 hours of employee volunteer time in 2019.
In 2018, employees gave more than 126,000 hours to community service projects. The 19th annual employee-led “Energizing Our Communities” environmental effort yielded 30 projects in eight states, engaging 639 volunteers.
Tonya Denis Byrd
If you want to get it done, you get Tonya. It’s that simple.
As the Community Focus Chair for Dominion Energy’s African-American Resource Group, she kicked off a monthly Lunch ‘n Reading Buddy Program with first graders in Norfolk, Virginia.
She hosted the 2nd Annual AARG Youth Leadership Conference to mentor students on resumé writing, personal branding and proper social media use.
She spearheaded a partnership between Dominion Energy and the YMCA to keep young swimmers safe. And she led the 2nd Annual AARG Community Block Party for students in Chesapeake, Virginia.
At the request of Dominion Energy, Tonya has repeatedly served on the planning committee for the United Negro College Fund’s Hampton Roads Mayors’ Masked Ball. As co-chair of the Silent Auction Committee, she assisted in raising over $100,000 for local college students.
Through her sorority, Alpha Kappa Alpha, Tonya and her sisters donated Halloween costumes to children in shelters to Washington D.C., and started an endowed scholarship for female students at their alma mater, Howard University.
The amazing thing? This is only a partial list of all she did just in 2018.