SWEPCO Contributions

Dear SWEPCO customers,

Providing power is our priority, and we work every day to make sure communities in Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas receive the safest, most reliable and affordable energy service. One way we show our appreciation for customers is through community service and partnerships.

Hundreds of SWEPCO employees generously share their knowledge, time and effort to support many different organizations, and in 2017, SWEPCO investors and shareholders supported hundreds of organizations, agencies and causes. Whether it was supporting programs for those impacted by Alzheimer’s, providing the opportunity for thousands of students to enroll in swim lessons, or sparking the curiosity of high school students through robotics programming, SWEPCO was proud to contribute financial support to organizations that are doing incredible work.

This report includes a list of some of the agencies that received contributions from SWEPCO and our parent company, American Electric Power.

The Booneville High School Robotics Team was one of our beneficiaries in 2017. They received a grant to participate in the FIRST Robotics program whose mission is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders and innovators by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering, and technology skills, inspire innovation and foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication and leadership

The YMCA of Northwest Louisiana was one of our beneficiaries in 2017. The YMCA is very community centered, listening and responding to those in the community, connecting people of all ages and backgrounds to bridge the gaps in community needs. One of the programs provided by the YMCA is the “Swim For Life” program that provided the opportunity for every 2nd grader enrolled in Caddo Parish Public Schools to participate in a four-day water safety and swim survival skills program.

The East Texas Alzheimer’s Alliance (ETAA) was one of our beneficiaries in 2017. The ETAA was founded in February 2017 by a group of individuals comprised of doctors, lawyers, caregivers, hospice and long-term care who saw a need in the community for local services serving individuals and families in the East Texas area. The purpose of the East Texas Alzheimer's Alliance is to provide local support and assistance to the many East Texans suffering from or impacted by Alzheimer's.

Agencies and non-profits in our community do so much to help our citizens. At SWEPCO, supporting the neighborhoods and communities where we live and work are a top priority. We may be a power company, but our true power in our communities comes from our people.


Malcolm Smoak
Interim President and COO

Organizations supported by SWEPCO in 2017


  • American Cancer Society Hempstead County Relay for Life
  • Booneville High School Robotics Team 5437
  • City of Prairie Grove
  • Cossatot Community College Foundation
  • Faith in Action
  • Fayetteville Rotary Foundation Inc.
  • Gentry High School Scholarship Fund
  • Hempstead County Economic Development Corp.
  • Hempstead County Levee District No. 1
  • Hope Lions Club
  • Ledbetter Elementary School
  • Murfreesboro High School
  • Regional National Cemetery Improvement Corporation
  • Texarkana Resources for the Disabled, Inc.
  • University of Arkansas Community College at Hope
  • University of Arkansas Foundation Inc.
  • University of Central Arkansas Foundation
  • West Fork Fire Department
  • Louisana

  • American Rose Society
  • Administrators of the Tulane Educational Fund
  • African American Chamber of Commerce
  • American Cancer Society
  • American Red Cross Northwest Louisiana Chapter
  • Apollo Elementary
  • Bossier Arts Council
  • BPCC Foundation Inc.
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of El Camino Real
  • Caddo Career & Technology Center Foundation
  • Cane River Thunder (Operation Homefront) Motorcycle Rally
  • City of Minden
  • Crime Stoppers of Caddo/ Bossier
  • Doyline High School
  • Dream Hunt Foundation
  • Dress for Success Shreveport-Bossier
  • Easter Seals Louisiana
  • Elm Grove Elementary
  • Feist-Weiller Cancer Center
  • Friends of Louisiana State Exhibit Museum
  • Friends of Safety Town
  • Goodwill Industries of North Louisiana, Inc.
  • Heart of Hope Ministries, Inc.
  • Helping Hands of the Arklatex
  • Highland Area Partnership
  • Holy Angels Residential Facility
  • Hope Connections
  • Junior Achievement of North Louisiana, Inc.
  • LSU Foundation
  • LSU Health Shreveport Foundation
  • Louisiana Film Prize
  • Louisiana Tech University Foundation Inc.
  • March of Dimes Foundation North Central Louisiana
  • McNeese State University Alumni Association
  • Military Ball of the Ark-La-Tex
  • Mudbug Madness Festival
  • Muscular Dystrophy Association
  • NSU Foundation Inc.
  • North Caddo Medical Center
  • North Louisiana Economic Partnership
  • Northwest Louisiana Food Bank
  • Optimist Club of Shreveport
  • Philadelphia Center
  • Red River Revel Arts Festival
  • Renesting Project, Inc.
  • Rho Omega & Friends, Inc.
  • Right to Play, Inc.
  • Robinson Film Center
  • Shreveport Opera
  • Sabine Parish Spring Livestock
  • Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club of Shreveport
  • Shreveport Bossier Business Alliance
  • Shreveport Symphony, Inc.
  • Southern University Shreveport Foundation
  • Susan G. Komen North Louisiana
  • The Fuller Center for Housing
  • The Shreveport-Bossier Rescue Mission
  • The State Fair of Louisiana
  • ThinkFirst
  • Town of Campti
  • United Christian Assistance Program
  • United Way of Northwest Louisiana
  • Village of Natchez Heritage Festival
  • Volunteers for Youth Justice
  • Webster Parish School Board Back-To-School Bash
  • Women's Resource Center
  • YMCA of Northwest Louisiana
  • Texas

  • Avinger Volunteer Fire Department
  • Boys & Girls Club of Gregg County
  • Buckner Children & Family Services
  • City of Avery
  • City of Kilgore
  • Clarendon Community Fund
  • D.O.R.S. Community Services
  • Daingerfield Public Library
  • Daingerfield Volunteer Fire Department
  • DeKalb Elementary School
  • DeKalb Oktoberfest
  • East Texas Alzheimer's Alliance
  • Great Texas Balloon Race
  • Hallsville ISD
  • James F Taylor Lodge 169
  • Jefferson Livestock Association
  • Jenkins Community Volunteer Fire Department
  • Kilgore College Foundation
  • Kilgore Economic Development Corporation
  • LeTourneau University
  • Lone Star Volunteer Fire Dept
  • Longview Greggton Rotary Rodeo, Inc.
  • Mims Volunteer Fire Department
  • Ministering Our Military
  • Mothers Against Drunk Drivers East Texas
  • Naples Public Library
  • One Hundred Acres of Heritage. Inc.
  • Partnership for the Pathway
  • REEL East Texas Flim Festival
  • Rusk County Historical Commission/Syrup Festival
  • Saints' Roost Museum
  • Senior Citizens of Texarkana
  • South Marshall STEM Academy
  • TexAmericas Center
  • Texas High School
  • The Salt Festival Heritage Association
  • Troop 201 Alumni Foundation 100th Anniversary Celebration
  • UT Tyler Innovation Academy