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Avista Launches First Online Report on Philanthropy


April 27, 2011:
Avista has launched its first annual report on the company’s philanthropic activities. The online report, “Avista Cares -- 2010 Philanthropy Report,” provides an overview of charitable donations made to non-profit organizations in our service territory as of Dec. 31, 2010. Funding for these contributions comes from company profits or endowed funds through the Avista Foundation and is not paid for by customers.

 

“We are very pleased to make this information available in a format that brings a year’s worth of activity together into one place,” said Dennis Vermillion, president of Avista Utilities. “In 2010, we gave more than $2 million through donations and grants to non-profits in the communities we serve. These organizations are providing important services that are vital to the people who call those communities home. We believe that investing in philanthropic endeavors strengthens the fabric of communities, and enhances quality of life and community vitality.”

 

The online report highlights Avista’s areas of focus for philanthropy in 2010: health and human services, education, youth development, environmental, arts and culture and community vitality.  In addition, the report includes lists of representative grants made in each area of focus in 2010 and information about giving by the company’s employees

 

About Avista

Avista Corp. is an energy company involved in the production, transmission and distribution of energy as well as other energy-related businesses.  Avista Utilities is our operating division that provides electric service to 359,000 customers and natural gas to 319,000 customers.  Our service territory covers 30,000 square miles in eastern Washington, northern Idaho and parts of southern and eastern Oregon, with a population of 1.5 million.  Avista's primary, non-regulated subsidiary is Advantage IQ.  Our stock is traded under the ticker symbol "AVA."  For more information about Avista, please visit www.avistacorp.com.

 

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