AEP Ohio Contributions

Dear Friends,

In the face of an ongoing sluggish economy and the increasing requests for help to meet the basic needs of people in our service territory, AEP Ohio last year continued its financial support of organizations that serve our communities. We focused our giving on meeting the “felt needs” of people in the areas of hunger, housing, education and medical support.

In 2012, AEP Ohio supported the awarding of grants from the American Electric Power Foundation to 44 organizations with total contributions of more than 4 million dollars. In the report that follows, you will find this list of the organizations that we have proudly assisted through both our Foundation and operating company giving.

We also continued to support the ongoing efforts of our various United Way partners working hard in the many communities that we serve. Our annual United Way campaigns throughout our service area receive a 50% matching company contribution. In 2012, AEP Ohio and its employees contributed nearly 1.5 million dollars to the United Way campaign in Central Ohio alone.

On behalf of our employees, I am proud to share this report on our community support during 2012. We consider it a great privilege to serve our fellow Ohioans by providing safe, reliable and affordable electric service, and we are very thankful that we can help so many people in need in the more than 920 communities we serve throughout Ohio during these difficult times.

Thank you for the opportunity to serve and support our communities.

Sincerely,
Pablo Vegas
Pablo Vegas
President and Chief Operating Officer
AEP Ohio

AEP Ohio Contributions