Saluting North American Power: Philanthropy as Business Model, Not an Afterthought

Partner's "Mission to Millions" initiative supports top nonprofits
North American Power event
James Michaud with North American Power's CEO and other partners. Photo: ACF-USA

In early 2011, Action Against Hunger became an inaugural participant in the groundbreaking Mission to Millions philanthropic program in which retail energy supplier North American Power donates one dollar every month on behalf of new customers to a wide array of nonprofit organizations. As the company expanded into deregulated markets in Connecticut, Illinois, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, and Pennsylvania, the program has likewise grown—to the point that North American Power now gives more than $50,000 per month to Mission to Millions partners.

Founded in 2009 by energy veterans Kerry Breitbart and Carey Turnbull with a handful of employees in a cozy 700-square-foot office, North American Power set out to help its customers benefit from energy choice and to give back in a variety of ways as it grew.

On May 13, Action Against Hunger joined Senator Bob Duff, Norwalk Mayor Richard Moccia, and charity partners Keep America Beautiful and Save the Children to celebrate North American Power’s stunning new 20,000-square-foot headquarters in Norwalk, Connecticut. We were proud to be alongside North American Power in recognizing how philanthropy is an integral part of the company’s business plan rather than an afterthought. In addition to the markets that North American Power currently serves, its expansion to additional states in 2013 ensures that Mission to Millions will continue to grow.

Action Against Hunger congratulates North American Power on its well-deserved success and thanks this valued corporate partner for its generous support of our lifesaving programs!

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About James Michaud

James Michaud is Action Against Hunger's Senior External Relations Officer, responsible for corporate partnerships and foundation outreach.