SJI celebrates Giving Tuesday with a $330,000 donation to community nonprofit organizations

In recognition of Giving Tuesday, South Jersey Industries has partnered with its employees to donate more than $330,000 to local, regional and statewide community-based organizations.

SJI’s annual Employee Giving Campaign empowers the company’s more than 1,100 employees to enrich local communities by pledging a monetary contribution to a selection of nonprofit organizations. This year’s campaign marks the first time in the company’s history that each employee’s donation would be matched dollar-for-dollar by SJI.

“Each year, our employees are generous with their time and finances, which inspires us all. SJI is thrilled to double the impact of their giving to the communities we serve by offering our first company match to the annual Employee Giving Campaign,” Mike Renna, CEO and president of SJI, stated.

SJI’s 2022 Employee Giving Campaign recipients include:

  • The South Jersey Chapter of the American Association of Blacks in Energy;
  • The Arc of Union County;
  • The Arc of Atlantic County;
  • American Red Cross New Jersey Region;
  • Community FoodBank of New Jersey;
  • Covenant House;
  • The Nature Conservancy;
  • New Jersey Veteran’s Network.

“The Red Cross depends on the generosity of its donors to fulfill its mission. We are extremely grateful to South Jersey Industries and their employees, because their donation ensures that we can support people when needed, whether that’s disaster relief, lifesaving blood, critical services for military families and veterans or training like CPR,” Rosie Taravella, regional CEO, Red Cross of New Jersey, said.

In addition to the Employee Giving Campaign, SJI and its subsidiaries, South Jersey Gas and Elizabethtown Gas, provided more than $275,000 in aid throughout 2022 to local nonprofits and organizations that deliver critical support to those in need. These organizations included local medical and first responder agencies, youth sports and recreation programs, university foundations and economic development organizations, to name a few.