United Way Honors Energy in Action, Young Leaders for Volunteerism

Former TXU Corp. CEO Erle Nye also recognized for long-time community support

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Energy in Action team leaders accept the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas’ Groundwork Education Award.

The United Way of Metropolitan Dallas recognized EFH, Luminant and TXU Energy employees for their support in making significant advances in education, income and health in North Texas. The awards were presented at the agency’s annual volunteer luncheon Monday.

EFH President and CEO John Young presented former TXU Corp. CEO Erle Nye with United Way’s Decades of Distinction Award, a special recognition given in honor of United Way’s 90th anniversary. During his time at TXU, Nye championed several million-dollar United Way campaigns.

The Energy in Action team was honored with the Groundwork Education Award for paving the way for students’ future success in school, their careers and the community. Through Energy in Action, the people of EFH, Luminant and TXU Energy volunteered more than 6,400 hours in Texas communities in 2014, with a significant portion of volunteer activities promoting literacy and STEM curriculum for children.


Former TXU Corp. CEO Erle Nye receives United Way’ of Metropolitan Dallas’ Decades of Distinction Award.

“On behalf of the Energy in Action team, we’re so honored to be recognized by the United Way,” said Andrea Pelosi, Energy in Action chair. “So many employees gave their time and talents to contribute to communities across Texas, and I continue to be blown away by their generosity.”

Other Energy in Action team members were among top contenders for the Ambassador Award and Advocate Award, and several others were recognized with a Millennial Award, including TXU Energy’s Rachel Higgs and Megan Wilson, for their participation on the Unite Forever Gala Young Leader Host Committee.

“These exceptional volunteer leaders have given their time, financial support and collective heart power to forever change lives in North Texas,” said Jennifer Sampson, president and CEO of United Way of Metropolitan Dallas. “During this 90th anniversary year, we’re especially proud to celebrate the brilliant light of their leadership and legacies.”

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