Southern Star Cares announces 2023 grant finalists

(Owensboro, KY – Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline, Inc.) – Southern Star Cares is excited to announce finalists for its 2023 grant program.

Congratulations to the following organizations for advancing to the final stage!

Tier 1 – $2,500-10,000

Western Kentucky Regional Blood Center
Methodist Home of Kentucky
H.L. Neblett Community Center

Tier 2 – $10,000-25,000

Senior Community Center of Owensboro-Daviess County
Owensboro Area Shelter Information and Services – OASIS
Goodfellows Club of Owensboro

Tier 3 – $25,000-50,000

My Sister’s Keeper
Family Y of Owensboro-Daviess County
Wendell Foster Campus for Developmental Disabilities

Grant recipients will be named the week of December 11. Recipients will be chosen based on the information provided on their applications, a review by the Southern Star Cares Board of Directors, team member focus groups, and a vote from employee donors who contributed to the organizations’ fundraising campaign.

Southern Star Cares’ grants are funded from team members’ contributions. During its inaugural fundraising campaign in 2022, team members pledged more than $100,000, which was collected to fund the nonprofit throughout 2023. All funds raised by Southern Star Cares go to grant recipients, with no administrative fees or deductions.

This year’s grant application period was held from August 23 to September 20. Any tax-exempt, 501(c)3 organization serving Daviess County, Kentucky, was eligible to apply.

“Southern Star Cares was thrilled to receive more than 65 grant applications,” Carly Walton-Olmstead, President of Southern Star Cares and Storage Compliance & Risk Specialist at Southern Star. “Thank you to all applicants who took the time and effort to share their individual stories and needs with our organization. Your projects are important and impactful to the community, and we wish all applying organizations a great success.”

The board of directors, focus groups, and donors are committed to aligning the applicants’ funding needs with Southern Star Cares’ values, community impact, and available grant dollars.

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Karen Goedde
Director, Communications and Public Relations
(270) 852-4495

About Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline, Inc.

Southern Star is a leading transporter of natural gas to America’s heartland, with approximately 5,800 miles of natural gas transmission pipeline in the Midwest and Mid-Continent regions of the United States. Our pipeline system, facilities and employees are located in Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Wyoming, Colorado, Nebraska and Texas, with our headquarters in Owensboro, KY.

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