Southern Star Cares announces 2023 grant recipients

(Owensboro, KY – Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline, Inc.) – Southern Star Cares is excited to announce recipients for its 2023 grant program. Congratulations to the following organizations!

Tier 1 – $2,500-10,000

H.L. Neblett Community Center – $10,000

Western Kentucky Regional Blood Center – $8,800

Tier 2 – $10,000-25,000

Owensboro Area Shelter Information and Services (OASIS) – $19,921

Goodfellows Club of Owensboro – $20,000

Tier 3 – $25,000-50,000

My Sister’s Keeper – $27,000

Wendell Foster Campus for Developmental Disabilities – Approximately $29,000 (Amount subject to final availability of annual donations)

“I’m so proud to see nearly $115,000 in awarded grants, pledged from the Southern Star team, will support the Owensboro community in 2024,” said Carly Walton, President of Southern Star Cares and Storage Compliance & Risk Specialist at Southern Star. “Thanks to all organizations who applied for funding from Southern Star Cares. Your work serving the area is vital, commendable, and valued.”

All recipients were chosen based on 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 will continue its grant program in 2024. Details will be announced at a later date. For more information, please visit

Media contact:

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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