COLONIAL IS COMMITTED TO ITS COMMUNITIES: 2017 CONTRIBUTIONS SUMMARY

Colonial is committed to serving the communities along its right-of-way by focusing its giving efforts in three areas: emergency response, environment and education. By focusing our charitable contributions in these areas, its aligns with our commitment to operate safely, and protect the communities and environment we share our pipeline with.

In 2017, Colonial pledged over $450,000 to charitable organizations, environmental groups, first responders and school districts. In addition to monetary contributions, Colonial also donated 20 utility trucks to local fire and police departments.

Here are the donation and contribution highlights for 2017:

  • January 7: The Houston Team donated an Altair 5X Gas Detector and calibration docking station to the Hankamer Volunteer Fire Department.

     
  • February 13: The Atlanta Junction Team donated a Ford F-350 to the Haralson County Fire Department.

     
  • March 4: Colonial made a $1,000 donation to the Atlanta Audubon Society to support its annual "Bird Fest".

     
  • March 23: Colonial donated $20,000 to the Lookout Mountain Conservancy (LMC). The LMC have worked together for years with the National Park Service on a land swap which resulted in Colonial relocating its pipeline in 2017 off a scenic bridge. The now buried pipeline is safer as a result. Colonial's funds support both its conservation efforts on Lookout Mountain and its work with the Howard School.

     
  • March 23: Colonial donated $10,000 to the Tennessee River Gorge Trust to support its signature fundraiser "Another Gorgeous Evening".

     
  • April 7: Colonial's Texas team participated in the 26th Annual Golf Tournament benefiting Scholarship Funds through Sabine Neches Chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers (SNC ASSE).

     
  • April 11: The Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation helped remove 3,822 crab traps from the Pontchartrain Basin near New Orleans. Colonial Pipeline sponsored the crab trap removal program with a $5,000 contribution in 2016. Colonial made another $5,000 contribution in December 2017 to support the initiative again.

     
  • April 17: Colonial donated $10,000 to the Nature Conservancy of Mississippi and $10,000 to the Nature Conservancy of Louisiana. The funds supported efforts to expand long leaf pine forest in Mississippi and construct barrier reefs in Louisiana. It also helped with improvements to the Mary Ann Brown Preserve in Louisiana.

     
  • April 20: The Atlanta Junction Team donated $3,000 to Clarkdale Elementary School in Cobb County.

     
  • April 21: Colonial donated $21,600 to the Bainbridge Fire Department for the purchase of fire retardant foam and a foam truck.

     
  • April 26: Colonial donated $7,500 to the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana to underwrite its annual Stewardship Awards Dinner.


  • April 27: Colonial donated $5,000 to the Belton Fire Department in South Carolina for foam.

     
  • April 28: Colonial's Texas team participated in the Sabine Neches Chiefs Association (SNCA) 14th Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament on April 28.

     
  • May 1: The Louisiana Team donated a utility truck to the Point Coupee Fire Protection District #4 to help the department's operations and keep the community safe.

     
  • May 3: Colonial donated $10,000 to the Catawba Riverkeeper to support its mission in the Carolinas.

     
  • May 15: The Baton Rouge Team partnered with Benton's Equipment and donated a large amount of fence and hardware from construction during Project Lagniappe.

     
  • May 20: Colonial's NED hosted their second annual "Bikes for Tikes" charity motorcycle and bicycle ride and raised $10,000 for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

     
  • May 22: Colonial donated a utility truck and $10,500 for gas monitoring equipment to the Lee County Department of Public Safety.

     
  • May 31: Colonial's Pelham team donated a Ford F-250 truck to the Helena Police Department.

     
  • May 31: Colonial's Linden team donated furniture to St. Joseph's Catholic School in Carteret, NJ.

     
  • June 6: Colonial supported the Atlanta Audubon Society's "Atlanta Bird Fest" with a $1,000 sponsorship contribution.

     
  • July 6: Colonial's Georgia team donated $4,000 to Camilla Fire Department to purchase several gas air monitors.

     
  • July 13: Colonial's Pelham Team sponsored the Philip Mahan Davis Golf Tournament that supports fallen heroes.

     
  • August 22: Colonial's Houston team donated school supplies to Pasadena School District.

     
  • September 6: Colonial's Pelham team donated a truck to the Helena Police Department.

     
  • September 10: Colonial sponsored the Chattahoochee Riverkeeper's Annual Patron Dinner with a $30,000 sponsorship donation.

     
  • September 13: Colonial's SED Safe Person of the Year donated $1,000 to the Believe in Tomorrow Children's Foundation in Baltimore, MD.

     
  • September 25: Colonial supported the Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill by participating in the First Annual Capital City Shootout at Drake Landing. The event raised over $25,000 collectively.

     
  • November 7: Colonial's Atlanta Junction team donated $1,500 to Cooper Middle School and $1,000 to Sanders Elementary School in Austell, GA. Both schools are Colonial's Partners in Education and are located near the ROW.

     
  • November 13: Colonial and its employees collectively donated $330,000 to local charities through United Way.

     
  • November 17: Colonial's Mississippi team donated a truck to the Mt. Olive Fire Department to help with their emergency response call outs.

     
  • November 18: Colonial's GCD, along with the Naval Sea Cadets Chennault Battalion, donated blankets, socks, slippers, pajamas and personal care items to the Veteran's Home in Jennings, La.

     
  • November 27: Colonial's Baton Rouge team collected 1,054 pounds of food for the Helping in His Name Food Pantry in Jackson, LA.

     
  • November 30: Colonial donated $4,800 to the Mauldin Fire Department in South Carolina.

     
  • December 4: Colonial's Mississippi team donated to the Springs Church Food Pantry to support 60 families during the holiday season.

     
  • December 15: Colonial's South Carolina team donated a truck to the McCormick County Fire Department.

     
  • December 18: Colonial Pipeline made a $10,000 donation to the Cahaba Riverkeeper in Alabama to supports its river bank assessment stability and sediment project.

     
  • December 18: Colonial Pipeline made a $10,000 donation to the Piedmont Land Conservancy in Greensboro, N.C. The fund contributed to its annual Hike-a-Thon and Landjam events, as well as supported the restoration of Bur Mil Park.

     
  • December 18: Colonial Pipeline made a $10,000 donation to the Stroud Water Research Center in Pennsylvania to support two of its key annual fundraisers.

     
  • December 18: Colonial Pipeline donated $10,000 to the Nature Conservancy of Texas to support its work at the Sandyland Sanctuary near Beaumont, Texas.

     
  • December 18: Colonial Pipeline donated $5,000 to the Ijams Nature Center in Tennessee.

     
  • December 18: The Virginia team donated toys and food items to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Richmond.  The team also sponsored three weekend stays for families in need.


Colonial will continue its involvement and development with various charitable organizations, environmental groups, first responders and school districts in 2018.

If you know of any non-profit organizations along our pipeline system that would be interested in receiving a donation from Colonial, encourage the organization to complete the Donation Request Form on colpipe.com.

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