Dayton Power & Light Company Awarded Grants Totaling $2.4 Million to Local Organizations in 2017

The Dayton Power and Light Company (DP&L), a subsidiary of The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES), awarded one hundred twenty-three (123) Corporate and Foundation grants to education, cultural, arts, human services, community and environmental organizations in 2017 totaling $2.4 million.

In November, DP&L was deeply honored to be the recipient of the 2017 Outstanding Large Corporation Award from the Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Dayton Region Chapter. This prestigious award reflects the DP&L values which includes striving for excellence, acting with integrity and moving with agility all while focusing on safety and enjoying the work we do. DP&L firmly believes that we share responsibility for the future of our community. We do this through grants, volunteerism and community partnerships.

“For more than 100 years, DP&L has been lighting the way for our region with the mission of improving lives by providing safe, reliable, affordable, and sustainable energy solutions,” said DP&L President and CEO Tom Raga. “With these grants, we are improving lives and powering change in the Dayton Region which is the best contribution we can make to the communities we call home.”

The 2017 grants include thirteen Signature Grants, a program the DP&L Foundation Board of Trustees initiated in 2013 to support new or innovative initiatives by our community partners. The Signature Grants, ranging from $50,000 to $100,000, will be announced in the first quarter of 2018.

Since its founding in 1985, The Dayton Power and Light Company Foundation, along with DP&L, have awarded over $54 million to highly regarded organizations that support our mission to improve lives.

For more information about community investments made by The Dayton Power and Light Company and The Dayton Power and Light Company Foundation, visit our website.

About The Dayton Power and Light Company, and The AES Corporation

The Dayton Power and Light Company is the principal subsidiary of DPL Inc. (DPL), a regional energy provider and an AES company. DPL’s other significant subsidiaries include AES Ohio Generation, LLC (AES Ohio Gen), Miami Valley Insurance Company (MVIC), and Miami Valley Lighting, LLC (MVLt). The Dayton Power and Light Company, a regulated electric utility, provides service to over 520,000 customers in West Central Ohio; AES Ohio Gen engages in the operation of merchant peaking and generation facilities; MVIC, a captive insurance company, provides insurance services to DPL and its subsidiaries, and MVLt maintains outdoor lighting to governments and businesses. DPL, through its subsidiaries, owns and operates approximately 2,175 megawatts of generation capacity, of which 1,150 megawatts are coal-fired units and 1,000 megawatts are solar, natural gas, battery storage and diesel peaking units. For more information about the company, please visit Connect with DP&L at,, and at

The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES) is a Fortune 200 global power company. We provide affordable, sustainable energy to 17 countries through our diverse portfolio of distribution businesses as well as thermal and renewable generation facilities. Our workforce of 19,000 people is committed to operational excellence and meeting the world’s changing power needs. Our 2016 revenues were $14 billion and we own and manage $36 billion in total assets. To learn more, please visit Follow AES on Twitter @TheAESCorp.

About The Dayton Power and Light Company Foundation

The Dayton Power and Light Company Foundation is a 501(c)(3) private foundation established in 1985 to invest in our communities and contribute to the improvement of the overall quality of life. The DP&L Foundation focuses its contributions in the following strategic contribution areas: Economic Development, Arts & Culture, Health & Human Services, and Education. Since its inception, The Dayton Power and Light Company Foundation has made gifts totaling $37 million. To learn more, please visit

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