IGS is pleased to recognize Kim Bucher, a 10-year employee in the energy company’s supply and risk department, as Junior Achievement of Central Ohio’s (JACO) 2015 Volunteer of the Year. The annual award winner is selected based on feedback from JACO staff, as well and length and degree of involvement with the organization. Bucher has volunteered with JACO since 2012.
“I have always been involved with volunteering and fundraising, but there was something special about spending a day with a group of students and seeing them develop their career skills throughout the day. The commitment JA has to the community is very impressive and the program is very well-organized, which allows volunteers to be able to jump in at any time,” explained Bucher of her involvement with the organization. She is an active volunteer with the JA BizTown program, which is a day-long simulation for 4th-6th grade students to put in-class learnings to use by operating a real “business.”
Jen Bowden, director of community investment said, “Kim’s commitment to JACO is truly inspiring. It’s been refreshing to see her ability to get other IGS employees excited about volunteering with the organization, too. We are proud of her commitment to the Central Ohio community.”
Bucher was recognized by JACO during their Business Hall of Fame luncheon on Tuesday, November 10th at the Hilton at Easton Town Center in Columbus.
IGS is a leader in the energy industry advocating for an engaged society seeking positive change in the way customers manage and consume our energy resources. With over 25 years of experience the company provides the following to over one million customers across the country: natural gas, electricity, and home protection products (through IGS Energy*); power generation solutions off the grid (through IGS Generation); clean, domestic alternative fueling options (through IGS CNG Services); and solar solutions (through IGS Solar). The company also has a community investment program called IGS Impact which provides employees ongoing opportunities to get involved with, and give to, causes that are meaningful to the company and to them personally.