NW Natural donates over $600,000 this quarter to non-profits that focus on families and children

Effort is part of the company's decades-long philanthropic commitment to the communities in its service territory.

Media contact: Bryant Clerkley; Bryant.Clerkley@nwnatural.com;636-634-8090


June 27, 2023

PORTLAND, Ore. —  NW Natural, Oregon’s largest gas utility and one of the state’s oldest companies, has announced $600,000 in support toward family- and children-focused nonprofits in its service territory in Oregon and SW Washington. This support is part of the company’s
2023 total giving, which is expected to exceed $1 million.

Organizations benefiting from these gifts include: A Village for One, Q Center, Centro Cultural de Washington County, Youth Rights & Justice, FOOD for Lane County and Old Mill Center for Children & Families.

“A Village for One cannot express enough how much our partnership with NW Natural has benefitted the youth we serve,” said Executive Director and Co-Founder Cassie Trahan. “Over the years NW Natural has supported AV41 through a three-year sponsorship of our new residential services, assisting us in recognizing our staff through a luncheon, as well as most recently hosting our annual banquet and auction in 2022 and 2023.”

“We are committed to the communities we’re privileged to serve,” Environmental Policy and Corporate Responsibility Director Mary Moerlins said. “Supporting non-profit organizations across our territory who enrich and uplift our region is core to who we are.”

Mary Moerlins is available for interviews to speak about NW Natural’s on-going philanthropy efforts. You can contact Bryant Clerkley at Bryant.Clerkley@nwnatural.com or 636-634-8090 to set up interviews.

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About NW Natural

NW Natural is a local distribution company that currently provides natural gas service to approximately 2.5 million people in more than 140 communities through more than 795,000 meters in Oregon and Southwest Washington with one of the most modern pipeline systems in the nation. NW Natural consistently leads the industry with high J.D. Power & Associates customer satisfaction scores. NW Natural owns and operates 21 Bcf of underground gas storage capacity in Oregon. NW Natural, a part of Northwest Natural Holding Company, (NYSE: NWN) (NW Natural Holdings), is headquartered in Portland, Oregon, and has been doing business for more than 160 years. NW Holdings owns NW Natural, NW Natural Renewables Holdings (NW Natural Renewables), NW Natural Water Company (NW Natural Water), and other business interests. We have a longstanding commitment to safety, environmental stewardship, and taking care of our employees and communities. Learn more in our latest ESG Report.


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