Southeast Gas donates to Crenshaw County Schools

Published 6:16 pm Thursday, February 24, 2022

Southeast Gas recently announced its 2022 Give Back to Schools  contribution of $148,000 to 20 public school systems in Alabama. Crenshaw County Schools  received $9,269 this year.

The Give Back to Schools initiative was established by Southeast Gas and its Board of Directors in  2010, and provides dollars to public schools based solely on their natural gas usage for the previous  year. So, the more natural gas a school system uses, the more dollars that system will receive.

Board members work alongside Superintendents in each school system to determine the best way  for funds to be allocated. “Since this program’s inception in 2010, Southeast Gas has provided more  than $1.6 million to public schools, and most of the time these funds are not designated for a  particular use, so schools have flexibility about how the dollars are spent,” said Southeast Gas  Board Chair and Dothan Mayor Mark Saliba. “Public educators bear an incredible responsibility – to  teach, shape, and mold our children. Through the Give Back to Schools program, we are able to  express in a tangible way our company’s continued gratitude to our public schools.”

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Southeast Gas President and CEO Greg Henderson views the company’s Give Back to Schools  initiative as one way to build better communities. “Service comes in many different ways – last  summer our employees had an opportunity to work alongside an underserved school in one of our  communities, and we literally had boots on the ground investing in the future of that school and its  community,” he said. “Today, we’re investing financially in multiple school systems – including that  one – in hopes that our gift will make a small difference in our region.”

Southeast Gas ∙ Post Office Box 1338 ∙ Andalusia, Alabama 36420 ∙ (334) 222-4177 ∙

Local schools are a critical component to community success. Southeast Gas also sponsors the  Southeast Gas Community Service Scholarship, a competitive scholarship program for high school  seniors attending public schools currently served by Southeast Gas. The scholarships are $1,500,  and multiple scholarships are awarded each year. Brantley High School student Elleigh Layton,  Highland Home School student Diarius Crenshaw, and Luverne High School student William Davis  were among the 23 recipients of the 2021 Community Service Scholarship. Applications for the  2022 scholarship are available on-line at the company’s website ( and are due by  March 11, 2022. This year’s scholarship recipients will be announced April 8, and recognized at a  luncheon hosted by Southeast Gas on April 26.

School systems impacted by the Southeast Gas Give Back to Schools initiative are: Andalusia City  Schools, Butler County Schools, Coffee County Schools, Covington County Schools, Crenshaw  County Schools, Dale County Schools, Daleville City Schools, Dothan City Schools, Elba City Schools,  Enterprise City Schools, Eufaula City Schools, Henry County Schools, Houston County Schools,  Lowndes County Schools, Opp City Schools, Ozark City Schools, Pike County Schools, Pike Road  Schools, Russell County Schools and Troy City Schools.

In addition to the direct financial support Southeast Gas provides to these schools, Southeast Gas  employees volunteer dozens of hours each year to improve many of the campuses through  construction assistance, landscaping, painting, gas appliance maintenance, light carpentry, tutoring,  mentoring and many other activities.

Southeast Gas provides natural gas service to 36 communities throughout Southeast Alabama, and  is owned by 14 cities – Abbeville, Andalusia, Brundidge, Dothan, Elba, Enterprise, Eufaula, Fort  Deposit, Greenville, Headland, Luverne, Opp, Ozark and Troy.


Southeast Gas ∙ Post Office Box 1338 ∙ Andalusia, Alabama 36420 ∙ (334) 222-4177 ∙