IGS is committed to volunteering and supporting communities, organizations, and initiatives that help enrich people’s lives and provide individuals with opportunities for success and growth. Employees across our company donate their time and energy to a wide range of charities and community events.
The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors. Throughout the year, IGS hosts blood drives at our corporate headquarters to help make a difference in people’s lives.
Located in downtown Columbus, Nationwide Arena is home to the Columbus Blue Jackets, a professional hockey team and member of the Metropolitan Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League. Fans visiting the arena can expect to see the IGS Energy blimp fly over the crowd during the game, dropping merchandise and popular prizes. Fox Sports Ohio also provides a post-game show for the Blue Jackets that IGS Energy sponsors.
Each year, Dublin, Ohio is home to the largest three-day Irish Festival on the planet. More than 100,000 guests experience the best of Irish dance, music, art and culture on 38 rolling acres in Coffman Park. The weekend kicks off with a great “running tradition”, the IGS Energy Dublin Irish Festival 5K + Kids Dash. IGS Energy is proud to sponsor this event which brings guests from all over the world to Dublin to celebrate all things Irish.
IGS is a proud supporter of Junior Achievement of Central Ohio, a non-profit organization that is dedicated to teaching K-12 students the fundamental elements of business, economics, entrepreneurship, and life-skills through a series of hands-on activities. With the introduction of Junior Achievement of Central Ohio’s (JACO) 2020 collaborative, IGS started the “Power of Tomorrow Community Challenge” in support of the program.
JA BizTown allows 5th grade students to actually run businesses. Several weeks of classroom learning culminates in a day-long visit to this fully-interactive simulated free market facility where young people become adults for a day. By working in JA BizTown shops, students learn what it takes to run a successful business, manage a checking account and work as a team. These young people develop a strong understanding of the relationship between what they learn in school and their successful participation in our local & global economy.
The Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide Insurance is an official PGA TOUR event held annually at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio. The Tournament, founded and hosted by Jack Nicklaus, is conducted each year with three goals in mind: to honor individuals who have distinguished themselves in the game of golf; to showcase the world’s best golfers competing on one of the most challenging venues in the world for the enjoyment of thousands of spectators and visitors; and to benefit many greater Columbus charities in alliance with the Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation, Nationwide Children’s Hospital and numerous other local organizations.
IGS Energy is proud to support this great tradition as one of golf’s most anticipated events each year.
Since 1980, the Mid-Ohio Foodbank has been working with grocers, food companies, Ohio farmers, the USDA, and community partners to obtain food and distribute it to more than 550 food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, after-school programs, and senior housing sites across central and eastern Ohio. Throughout the year, IGS employees donate to food drives and volunteer their time working to further the Mid-Ohio Foodbank’s mission to end hunger one nourishing meal at a time and co-create a sustainable community where everyone thrives.
Pelotonia is a three-day experience that includes a weekend of cycling, entertainment, and volunteerism. The event raises millions of dollars each year for cancer research. Their operating expenses are covered by funding partners so that 100% of every rider raised dollar goes directly to fund research at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Each year, the IGS Pelotonia rider team participates to help fund cancer research. In 2013, a team of 30 employees cycled together and raised more than $37,000 towards one goal—end cancer.
To watch the IGS Pelotonia 2014 video click here.
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