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Pennsylvania American Water Awards Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Grants to 8 Organizations

Pennsylvania American Water Awards Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Grants to 8 Organizations

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Pennsylvania American Water Awards Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Grants to 8 Organizations 


MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (Jan. 13, 2023) – In advance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, celebrating the life and legacy of this prominent civil rights leader, Pennsylvania American Water today announced eight recipients of grants supporting the company’s Inclusion, Diversity and Equity efforts. Grants in the amounts of $3,000-5,000 were awarded to eight organizations across the company’s service territory, totaling $35,000.  


“Investing in organizations that promote inclusion, diversity and equity-related initiatives is a key component of our community engagement strategy,” said Justin Ladner, president of Pennsylvania American Water. “Through these grants, Pennsylvania American Water shows its continued commitment to helping create inclusive and welcoming communities across the Commonwealth.”  


Pennsylvania American Water selected the following organizations across its service territory that support and reflect the company’s inclusion, diversity and equity values and efforts: 


  • $5,000 to support the Light of Hope campaign   

  • $5,000 to support programming for small businesses owners 

  • $5,000 for the purchase of a passenger van for youth programming 

  • $4,000 to support its mission to empower all individuals and families to remain or become housed 

  • $3,000 to support programming to help small, diverse businesses succeed 

  • $3,000 to support the expansion of youth and adult programs 

  • $5,000 to support outreach and education programs 

  • $5,000 to support the Rapid Rehousing program 

About Pennsylvania American Water 

Pennsylvania American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), is the largest investor-owned water utility in the state, providing high-quality and reliable water and wastewater services to approximately 2.4 million people. For more information, visit and follow Pennsylvania American Water on TwitterandFacebook. 


About American Water 

With a history dating back to 1886, American Water is the largest and most geographically diverse U.S. publicly traded water and wastewater utility company. The company employs more than 6,400 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and regulated-like drinking water and wastewater services to more than 14 million people in 24 states. American Water provides safe, clean, affordable and reliable water services to our customers to help keep their lives flowing. For more information, visit and Follow American Water on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. 

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NEPA Youth Shelter – Susan Turcmanovich, Pennsylvania American Water, and Maureen Maher-Gray, executive director

NEPA Rainbow Alliance - Sam O'Connell, Rainbow Alliance Co-Chair Marketing Committee; Susan Turcmanovich, Pennsylvania American Water; Craig Lukatch, Rainbow Alliance Treasurer and Co-Chair of Special Events Committee; Dr. Jennifer Temple-McClinton, Rainbow Alliance Co-Chair Education and Advocacy Committee; and Jesse Macko, Rainbow Alliance Co-Chair of Marketing Committee


Media Contacts:  


Western Pennsylvania 

Jill King Greenwood 

Senior External Affairs  



Central Pennsylvania 

David Misner 

External Affairs Manager 



Northeast Pennsylvania  

Susan Turcmanovich 

External Affairs Manager 



Southeast Pennsylvania 

Kara Rahn 

Senior Manager, Government and External Affairs  









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