Columbia Gas of Virginia Presents YMCA of Petersburg with a $25,000 Grant from the NiSource Foundation

Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Contact: Bob Innes
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Chester, VA – December 20, 2016 – The YMCA of Petersburg has received a $25,000 grant from Columbia Gas of Virginia through the NiSource Foundation. The grant is for use in expanding the services of the YMCA to the Petersburg community. Columbia Gas of Virginia is a subsidiary of NiSource.

“The outstanding work being performed by the YMCA as a leading advocate for a stronger, healthier community is making a difference and is to be commended,” said Bob Innes, Columbia Gas director of communications and community relations presenting the grant. “Through the NiSource Foundation, we are proud to support the YMCA which is making the Petersburg community better through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The impact of the YMCA in Petersburg has been and continues to be a model on how to impact positive change.”

“The YMCA contributes to improving the quality of life in neighborhoods throughout our community every day. In order to accomplish this, it is vital that we work in unison with like-minded organizations who believe in our efforts. We have found such a partner with Columbia Gas. We are grateful for their continued support and confident that, together, we are building stronger, healthier communities,” said Tim Joyce, president and CEO for the YMCA of Greater Richmond.

In the past five years, Columbia Gas of Virginia and the NiSource Foundation has provided more than $1.7 million in charitable contributions across the Commonwealth.

About Columbia Gas of Virginia
Columbia Gas of Virginia delivers safe, reliable and clean natural gas to over 264,000 customers in portions of Northern Virginia, Hampton Roads, suburban Richmond, Central Virginia, and the Shenandoah Valley, the Lynchburg region and parts of Western Virginia. With headquarters in Chesterfield County, the company is one of the 7 energy distribution companies of NiSource Inc. (NYSE: NI) serving 4.0 million natural gas and electric customers. Always call 811 before you dig and Dig with CARE. Learn more at