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Duke Energy Foundation to Power Cincinnati Communities With $25,000 Grant to Talbert House

Posted on: July 20, 2022
Kim Vogelgesang, Duke Energy Foundation; Neil Tilow, President/CEO of Talbert House; and Amy Spiller, President of Duke Energy Ohio and Kentucky

CINCINNATI – Talbert House received a $25,000 grant from Duke Energy Foundation to create powerful communities in Cincinnati through workforce development for returning citizens. Talbert House is one of 22 organizations in Ohio and Kentucky to collectively receive $390,000 in grants from the Duke Energy Foundation.

This grant supports clients living in halfway houses with vocational services. Talbert House clients will receive assistance in job searching, resume support, interview skills and job coaching to find and/or maintain employment.

“This grant from the Duke Energy Foundation supports clients in their transition into the workforce and their goal of achieving financial stability,” says Tiffany Thomas, Vice President of Talbert House Community Care. “The Foundation is connecting potential employees to the workforce while supporting local businesses recruiting staff.”

The Duke Energy Foundation's Powerful Communities program makes strategic investments to build powerful communities where our natural resources thrive, students can excel, and a talented workforce drives economic prosperity for all. The Foundation annually funds more than $30 million to communities throughout Duke Energy's seven state service area.



The Duke Energy Foundation provides philanthropic support to meet the needs of communities where Duke Energy's customers live and work. The foundation contributes more than $30 million annually in charitable gifts, and is funded by Duke Energy shareholder dollars. More information about the foundation and its Powerful Communities program can be found at duke­

Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK), a Fortune 125 company headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., is one of the largest energy holding companies in the U.S. It employs 30,000 people and has an electric generating capacity of 51,000 megawatts through its regulated utilities, and 3,000 megawatts through its nonregulated Duke Energy Renewables unit.

Duke Energy is transforming its customers' experience, modernizing the energy grid, generating cleaner energy and expanding natural gas infrastructure to create a smarter energy future for the people and communities it serves. The Electric Utilities and Infrastructure unit's regulated utilities serve approximately 7.7 million retail electric customers in six states - North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky. The Gas Utilities and Infrastructure unit distributes natural gas to more than 1.6 million customers in five states - North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Ohio and Kentucky. The Duke Energy Renewables unit operates wind and solar generation facilities across the U.S., as well as energy storage and microgrid projects.

Duke Energy was named to Fortune's 2019 "World's Most Admired Companies" list, and Forbes' 2018 "America's Best Employers" list. More information about the company is available at The Duke Energy News Center contains news releases, fact sheets, photos, videos and other materials. Duke Energy's illumination features stories about people, innovations, community topics and environmental issues. Follow Duke Energy on Twitter, Linkedln, lnstagram and Facebook.