Whether it’s collecting basic essentials for people in need, participating in volunteer cleanups and beautification events or supporting emergency services and disaster relief efforts, employees with the Sempra family of companies are involved in an array of charitable causes that help improve their neighborhoods.
U.S. Army veteran Earl N. Fontenot has many battle stories to tell. His first deployment to Afghanistan in 2003 was one battle that he was grateful to survive. Coping with the death of his fellow servicemember and best friend in 2010 was another battle.
San Diego resident Joe Maak can tell you what it’s like to live the American Dream. He immigrated to the U.S. more than 30 years ago where he earned two master’s degrees before building a career managing capital projects.
For many Sempra employees, a commitment to sustainability isn’t just a 9-to-5 job — it’s personal.
Cristal Galindo Jiménez’s parents once told her stories of the lush lands that surrounded their hometown in the Gulf of California. They described a variety of species that once flocked to the wetlands where water was abundant, plants were opulent and the ecosystem was healthy. But, for Jiménez, the stories of a once-vibrant Colorado River were nothing more than tales of the past.
Roopmati Meena knows energy poverty first-hand. Meena, a current Ph.D. student at IIT Bombay in India, grew up in Rajasthan where residents have difficulty accessing reliable and safe energy. Although the circumstances have improved over the years, Meena said there is still more work to be done.
Hundreds of employees across the Sempra family of companies recently embraced their role as Environmental Champions to volunteer for Mother Earth in a series of sustainability-centered events.
Whether cleaning up beaches and parks, restoring wetlands, harvesting plant crops or removing invasive plant species so that native plant species can survive — our employees take pride in helping to shape a better quality of life through service to our communities.
The term “philanthropist” may conjure mental pictures of wise and wealthy do-gooders or bronze plaques adorning the walls of cultural institutions. The reality is that philanthropists are everyday people throughout our communities and workplaces helping, often silently, to make the world a better place.