Our employees and retirees give their time and talents to improve the quality of life in the state we all love. In honor of Giving Tuesday, below are some Consumers Energy employee volunteerism efforts to inspire you to give back to your own community:
Stephanie Maltby, senior admin of fleet services for Consumers Energy, has donated more than 250 preemie hats to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City. She began giving after her granddaughter was born as a preemie in October 2016. In an effort to thank the hospital for all they did for her granddaughter, she searched for a way to give back. That’s when she began crocheting.
Rob Redmond, lean office coach for Consumers Energy, gives back by volunteering for the Great Lakes Chapter’s Heroes on the Water, a campaign to ensure military veterans relax, rehabilitate and reintegrate through kayaking, fishing and other outdoor opportunities. “It was incredible to give back to those who have served.” Learn more about Heroes on the Water: http://bit.ly/HeroesontheWater
Ian Windichhofer, a Consumers Energy customer service representative, gives back by assisting his son’s robotics team to success. “The team functioned with the barest of bones and still ended up 18th in the world.” That result in the 2017 FIRST Robotics Championship in St. Louis, Mo. has continued to drive the Vestabots from Vestaburg, Mich. in 2018. Learn more about FIRST Robotics and how you could get involved: http://bit.ly/FIRSTinMI.
Being a member of veterans advisory panel (VAP) at Consumers Energy is only one way Josh Cromer, electric meter operations field leader, gives back. He also continues the sense of community with his veteran brothers and sisters by working with Team RWB in Ann Arbor. The nonprofit connects veterans to their communities through their natural need to serve. Learn more about Team RWB and how you can get involved: http://bit.ly/TeamRWBInt.
Anna Munie’s giving started with being part of the creation of the MSU Polo Club. A quality systems lead at Consumers Energy, her passion for polo involves coaching students and supporting ongoing fundraising efforts. Many members are first-time polo player, so teaching the basics is a big part of her method of giving back to the club. Check out the club, their schedule and how you could give back: http://bit.ly/MSUPolo.
Kurt Koseck, Consumers Energy senior engineer, is a weekly fixture at Boyne Mountain Resort. From Thanksgiving to Easter, he can be seen giving back some of his 50 years of skiing experience to help mentor other students. Whether it’s racing or officiating, his goals are always “to make sure everyone has fun and wants to ski more.” Learn more about the USSA: http://bit.ly/USSBorg.
See more employee volunteerism stories on social media by following #CEvolunteers. Learn more about the Consumers Energy Foundation at ConsumersEnergy.com/foundation. Learn how you can join the Giving Tuesday movement: GivingTuesday.org.