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Updated December 15, 2009, 10:01 pm

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Pewamo, Mich. Tuesday, January 24, 2012

The Consumers Energy Foundation has awarded a $550 grant to an Ionia County organization to recognize outstanding volunteerism by a utility employee.

Jarrod R. Hafner, business support consultant I at the Investment Recovery Center in Jackson, provided 100 hours of volunteer service over the past year with St. Joseph School fourth through eighth grade athletics program in Pewamo.  Hafner served as athletic director.  The Volunteer Investment Program grant will be used for academic expenses and technology upgrades. 

The grant reflects a doubled amount through the Consumers Energy Foundation’s CEEPSACER Program.  CEEPSACER (Consumers Energy Employees Providing Service Around Children’s Essential Resources) was established as part of Consumers Energy’s commitment to America’s Promise-The Alliance for Youth.  America’s Promise works to provide every young person with the Five Promises so they will have a better chance to succeed in life.

The Consumers Energy Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Consumers Energy.  It provides funding to areas including education, the environment, Michigan growth and enhancement, culture and the arts, social services and emerging issues.  For more information about the Consumers Energy Foundation and its support of America’s Promise, visit our website at

Consumers Energy, the principal subsidiary of CMS Energy, provides natural gas and electricity to 6.8 million of the state's 10 million residents in all 68 Lower Peninsula counties.

Media contact:   Timothy J. Pietryga (616) 530-4364, or 1-800-542-1195


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