The COVID-19 pandemic last year proved to be one of the most significant challenges we have faced in recent history. It affected the way we worked, the way we learned and the way we live. The one constant for our team was our commitment to providing safe, reliable service to our more than one million customers across south and west Texas.
This devastating pandemic also affected the hundreds of communities we serve in various ways—the same communities where our employees live, work and invest their time and talents.
That is why AEP Texas provided more than $400,000 in support for local non-profit organizations and initiatives during 2020. Additionally, the AEP Foundation awarded nearly $300,000 in grants to various non-profit agencies throughout our service territory to provide COVID-19 support for food, shelter and housing assistance.
There were many worthwhile initiatives in need of support, especially in a year like the one we experienced in 2020. We supported community efforts related to healthcare, education, arts and culture and the environment. Some examples include the Laredo Economic Development Foundation, The Rise School of Corpus Christi, United Way agencies throughout our service territory, Victoria Adult Literacy Council, Alliance for Women and Children in Abilene, The San Angelo Performing Arts, The Corpus Christi Botanical Gardens and Keep McAllen Beautiful.
Many in the business community experienced their share of struggles. Hundreds of businesses, large and small, were devastated by the pandemic. Never before have the needs been so great, which is why we continued to support chambers of commerce, as well as economic development organizations across our service territory. We know that by helping the business community, everyone benefits.
In closing, the year 2020 reinforced the importance of flexibility and perseverance. Our AEP Texas team displayed the boundless energy we possess to help build better communities, especially in times of need. We are AEP Texas!
Judith E. Talavera
President and Chief Operating Officer
Organizations supported by AEP Texas and/or the American Electric Power Foundation in 2020
- Abilene Chamber Of Commerce Foundation
- Abilene Crime Stoppers
- Abilene Freedom Festival
- Abilene Philharmonic Association
- Abilene Zoological Society
- Alliance for Women and Children
- Alzheimer's Association
- American Cancer Society, Inc.
- Beautify Corpus Christi Association
- Big Country Airpower
- LDF Nonprofit Foundation
- Leadership Corpus Christi Alumni
- Los Fresnos Rodeo Committee, Inc.
- Matagorda County Fair Association
- Meals for the Elderly
- Meals On Wheels
- Mid-Coast Hurricane Conference
- Mission of Mercy Inc.
- National Association for Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
- Nueces County Jr. Livestock Show
- Boy Scouts of America South Texas Council
- Boys and Girls Club of Alice
- Boys and Girls Club of Pharr
- Boys and Girls Club of Vernon
- Buccaneer Commission
- Builders Assocation - Corpus Christi Area
- Cactus Jack Foundation
- CCA - Coastal Bend Conservation Assoc
- Children's Miracle Network
- Childress Women's League
- Cisco College
- City of Alamo
- City of Edinburg
- City of Encinal
- City of Laredo
- City of Lyford
- City of McAllen
- City of McAllen
- City of San Benito
- Corpus Christi Symphony Orchestra
- Crystal City Festival Association
- Day Nursery of Abilene
- Dress for Success Corpus Christi
- Expo Center of Taylor County, Taylor County Livestock Association
- Food Bank of Corpus Christi
- HALO-FLIGHT FOA
- Historic Paramount Theatre
- Junior Achievement of South Texas
- Junior League of San Angelo
- KEDT-TV/FM KVRT-FM (South Texas Public Broadcasting System, Inc.)
- Keep McAllen Beautiful
- Keep Texas Beautiful
- Laredo College
- Nueces County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC)
- Orange Grove FFA Booster Club
- Rio Grande Valley Livestock Show, Inc.
- Rio Grande Valley Partnership
- Ronald McDonald House Charities of Corpus Christi Inc.
- Rotary Club of Corpus Christi
- San Angelo Area Foundation
- San Angelo Performing Arts Coalition, Inc.
- San Angelo Stock Show & Rodeo Assn.
- San Patricio County Agriculture & Homemakers Show
- Sonora City League, Inc.
- South Texas Council Boy Scouts of America
- South Texas Youth Congress (STYC)
- Southwest Texas Junior College
- Starr County Fair Assn.
- Stars Scholarship Fund
- Texas A&M Foundation
- Texas Citrus Fiesta, Inc.
- Texas Maritime Museum
- The Rise School of Corpus Christi, Inc.
- Tom Green County Fair & Jr. Livestock Show
- Town of Rancho Viejo Beautification Committee
- United Way Capital Area
- United Way of Abilene
- United Way of Laredo, Inc.
- United Way of the Coastal Bend, Inc.
- Uvalde Festival and Events Association
- VIictoria Adult Literacy Council
- Webb County Better Community Foundation
- West Texas Rehabilitation Center