Annapolis, MD, January 25, 2022 — New Energy Equity (“New Energy”), a national developer and financier of community and commercial solar projects, announced today $10,000 of donations to three community organizations through its charitable giving arm, the Lift as We Climb Foundation.
Each year, New Energy Equity donates a portion of profits from the company based on employees achieving goals set throughout the year. The Lift as We Climb Foundation deploys these funds to support non-profits dedicated to leaving behind a better world within their communities. Employees selected The Annapolis Light House ($2,500), the Chesapeake Bay Foundation ($2,500), both of Annapolis, MD where New Energy Equity is headquartered, and the Community Food Share ($5,000), of Boulder County, CO, where the opening of a New Energy regional office is underway.
“New Energy Equity is thrilled to be able to give back to our local communities through organizations whose values align closely with our mission of leaving behind a better world,” said New Energy Equity General Counsel and President of the Lift As We Climb Foundation, Jim Wrathall. “The Light House, Chesapeake Bay Foundation, and Community Food Share provide much needed resources in our communities and we are proud to support their programs through the Lift As We Climb Foundation.”
Founded in 1989, Annapolis Light House provides support those in the community who are experiencing or are at risk of homelessness with programs including housing solutions, a food pantry, employment services, and social enterprise through the Light House Bistro.
“We are grateful to New Energy Equity for participating in our 2021 Light House Holiday Gift Drive,” said Light House Executive Director, Jo Ann Mattson. “At The Light House, we provide vital homelessness prevention and support services to hundreds of neighbors in need each day, and our Annual Holiday Gift Drive brings much needed joy to these individuals and families during this special time of year. Together, we can ensure that our neighbors struggling with the trauma of homelessness can get into the holiday spirit and further their path towards healing and hope.”
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) is headquartered in Annapolis, MD but its reach spans to Pennsylvania and Virginia as it works at the local, state, and federal level to protect the waters of the Chesapeake Bay through education, advocacy, litigation, and restoration programs.
“As residents of the Chesapeake Bay watershed, we are lucky to have New Energy Equity right here in our backyard and grateful to receive their donation through Lift As We Climb,“ said Associate Director of Corporate & Foundation Relations, Sarah Boynton. “At the CBF, we value partners like New Energy Equity who understand how important clean water is to our quality of life. Support like this helps CBF share with thousands of students the wonder of learning outside and CBF’s goals of planting millions of trees and adding billions of oysters can become a reality. Together we can Save the Bay.”
Community Food Share serves as a community connector providing fresh, nutritious food for families, seniors, students, and other local partners to deliver millions of pounds of food to neighbors in need. New Energy’s donation supported their annual Turkey Trot 5k, where donations furthered the organization’s mission to eliminate hunger through engagement, collaboration, and leadership.
“Community Food Share is so excited to welcome New Energy Equity to our family of corporate supporters, said Chief Development Officer, Dina Coates. “The Turkey Trot sponsorship provided the equivalency of over $15,000 worth of groceries back into our local community. Since the beginning of the pandemic, we have experienced over a 30% increase in food insecurity. New Energy Equity may be new to our community but has already made a significant impact on local hunger.”
About Annapolis Light House
The Light House, located at 10 Hudson Street in Annapolis, has served the community as a basic needs provider of food, shelter, and clothing for over 30 years. Its mission is to help rebuild lives with compassion by providing shelter and services to prevent homelessness and empower people as they transition toward housing, employment, and self-sufficiency. For more information about The Light House, please visit their website at www.annapolislighthouse.org, or on Facebook/Instagram @annapolislighthouse.
About Community Food Share
In its 40-year history, Community Food Share has responded to the ongoing and emerging needs of the Boulder and Broomfield communities related to food insecurity. Food Share is committed to collaborating with local entities to take the lead in ensuring that healthy, nutritious food is available to all those in need – for the short and long term. To learn more, visit https://communityfoodshare.org/.
About Chesapeake Bay Foundation
Founded in 1967, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) is the largest independent conservation organization dedicated solely to saving the Bay. Serving as a watchdog, CBF fights for effective, science-based solutions to the pollution degrading the Chesapeake Bay and its rivers and streams. For more than 50 years, they have created a broad understanding of the Bay’s poor health, engaged public leaders in making commitments to restore the Chesapeake, and fought successfully to create a new approach to cleanup that features real accountability—the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint. They continue to engage in education, advocacy, litigation, and restoration to turn the tide and leave a legacy of clean water for future generations.
About Lift as We Climb Foundation
Lift as We Climb Foundation was started by the employees of New Energy Equity LLC to support organizations which share the purpose of “Leaving behind a better world.” The Foundation is funded by New Energy Equity LLC and is actively looking for non-profit partners who are interested in installing solar energy projects on their facilities as well as solar industry education and training. If interested in working with the Lift as We Climb Foundation, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
About New Energy Equity
Founded in 2013 and headquartered in Annapolis, Maryland, New Energy Equity develops and finances solar power generation assets, providing clean electricity to commercial, industrial, municipal, and utility customers under long-term contracts. New Energy Equity has successfully developed over 275MW of solar projects and closed more than $550M in clean energy investments. The company was ranked as the 7th Top Solar Developer and the 8th Top Solar Contractor on Solar Power World’s “2021 Top Solar Contractors” list and was voted as one of the fastest-growing energy companies in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia by Inc. Magazine. To learn more, visit http://www.newenergyequity.com.