Dominion Grant Supports School of Business
Published date: August 26, 2013
Dominion Resources and the Dominion Foundation have awarded Virginia State University’s Reginald F. Lewis College of Business (RFLCB) a $25,000 grant to help outfit a digital media lab and collaborative workspace in Singleton Hall. The grant is part of nearly $1.4 million that Dominion awarded to schools and educational institutions in eight states for the 2013-2014 academic year. As part of this total, the company’s Higher Education Partnership Program awarded 39 college and post-secondary schools up to $50,000 each to underwrite projects in energy, environmental studies, engineering and workforce development.
The Dominion Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Dominion Resources, the parent company of Dominion Virginia Power.
“We encourage projects that invoke critical thinking and relevant learning,” said Thomas F. Farrell II, Dominion Resources’ chairman, president and chief executive officer. “Our nation’s students must be prepared to meet the challenges ahead, particularly in the fields of science and energy.”
RFLCB Dean Mirta M. Martin said the grant is part of a continuing relationship between the school and Dominion. “We are proud that Dominion continues to see the inherent value of investing in VSU and the School of Business,” she said.
The Dominion Foundation is dedicated to improving the physical, social and economic well-being of the communities served by Dominion companies. Dominion and the Foundation annually award more than $20 million to causes that protect the environment, promote education and help meet basic human needs. For more information about Dominion, one of the nation's largest producers and transporters of energy, visit www.dom.com.