Company News and Events

Company News

We offer lots of ways for you to stay up to date on company news: by reading about legislative issues and our corporate news, or checking out our Connect newsletter.

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Keeping Our Promise to Michigan for 130 Years

In honor of our 130th anniversary, we published Building For the Future, a book that tells how we’ve met Michigan’s energy needs safely, while caring for the communities we serve and the environment we cherish.

Dedicated to generations of hard-working employees and their families, this book is a fitting reminder of our heritage of service as we lead the way into the future.

READ THE DIGITAL VERSION
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Community Opportunities

Now that you’re retired, you might enjoy giving back to your community. We offer a variety of programs to share your knowledge and your time with people who really appreciate it.

Opportunities include the United Way, PeopleCare and annual activities like the Walk for Warmth.

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Volunteer Investment Program

Are you passionate about an organization or cause? You can earn Volunteer Investment Program (VIP) grants for the organizations you support, based on the amount of time you volunteer. Grants range from $100 to $500 and are awarded annually until all funds are depleted. See the Volunteer Investment Program Grant Application for more information.

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Matching Gifts Program

Thinking about making a gift to charity? We’d like to support your generosity by offering a 50% match for donations made to eligible educational institutions, community foundations, homeless shelters and food banks. The Consumers Energy Foundation will match any contribution of $25 or more up to a combined total of $1,000 per donor each calendar year.

Just complete a Matching Gifts Program Form with your donation.

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Caring for Community®

In 2015, the Caring for Community grant program awarded $32,000 to 129 nonprofit organizations on behalf of 1,010 employee and retiree volunteers.

Other volunteer opportunities include: