COMMITMENT TO COMMUNITY
PDC Energy puts a significant focus on our culture of volunteerism and the investment of time, effort and charitable dollars in the communities in which we live and work. Since 2012, we have hosted an organized effort for our employees and their families to participate in an annual full-day of volunteering called Energizing our Community Day (EOC).
We proudly support food banks in all of our operating areas during times of crisis as well as seasonal times of need. Traditionally, we will contribute an end-of-year gift during the holiday seasons to local food banks to help those in need celebrate the holidays with one less worry.
On December 19, 2017, we partnered with Greeley, CO-based KFKA radio to host a community telethon supporting the Weld Food Bank. KFKA’s mobile broadcast team joined us onsite at the Food Bank, and PDC matched every dollar raised during our telethon that day, for a total gift to Weld Food Bank of $10,623. Between telling stories on the radio and accepting drop-off donations, a team of PDC employees worked in the warehouse, contributing over 40 volunteer hours sorting and boxing food for their holiday needs.
We place a significant focus on our culture of volunteerism and the investment of time, effort and charitable dollars in the communities in which we live and work. Since 2012, we have hosted an organized effort for our employees and their families to participate in an annual full-day of volunteering called Energizing our Community Day (EOC).
Our reputation as a responsible corporate citizen is important to us. Being good neighbors, stewards of the land and participating in local hands-on projects are ways in which we develop a strong connection amongst our employees and our communities. Quite simply, it’s the right thing to do.
Because each community has different needs, and our employees are passionate about many different organizations, EOC Day provides our employees the opportunity to contribute to the communities and organizations of their choosing by nominating qualifying non-profits and creating teams to achieve their volunteer projects.
During EOC day in 2019, roughly 98% of our employees participated.
Pecos, Texas is a small town with a large history and an even larger sense of pride. Pronounced PAY-cuss, the town is the home of the World’s First Rodeo, and the West of the Pecos Museum features everything from a complete 1896 saloon to exhibits honoring the early histories of Hispanics, African Americans, Native Americans and war veterans. We acquired assets in Pecos in late 2016 and we’ve spent the last several years growing our employee base and creating relationships in the town. Though we are just getting started, we’re proud to be a part of the Pecos community and look forward to fostering long-lasting partnerships.
We believe that engagement in the community is a deeply personal commitment, and we support our employees and their families in making this part of their personal lives as well. PDC contributes up to $200 per child, per year, for our employees’ families to support important extra-curricular programs such as 4-H, athletics, dance, arts and music programs.
As our employees give, so does the company: PDC matches up to $1,000 for each employee annually in their financial contributions to qualifying non-profit organizations.
Partners Mentoring Youth has been matching mentors with Northern Colorado youth since 1978, quietly providing lifelines for children and teenagers whose paths may have been quite different had they not encountered or been referred into the program.
Those in the program call themselves Junior and Senior Partners. The former, an at-risk youth whose parents or teachers made the determination that support and consistency of a mentor would allow them to experience trust and guided emotional growth.
The latter, an adult who heard about Partners and felt the deep pull to give back to their community and to provide the life skills needed to succeed.
The matches between Junior and Senior Partners are not taken lightly. Partners utilizes a combination of background checks and interviews to create safe and intentional matches. Then the relationship-building begins. Over the course of the year, two phases of mentorship occur. The first is focused on getting to know each other and establishing friendship and trust. In the back half of the year, the Senior Partners get to work, helping the Junior Partners with goal setting in school and in life.
It’s a method that’s been proven effective for decades, with success story after success story. One such success story is near and dear to us. One of our employees, Paul, has been a mentor to a Junior Partner for several years, creating a life-long friendship that has inspired all of us at PDC.
In 2019, PDC supported over 90 organizations in four states through corporate contributions, matching employees’ personal contributions, team fundraising projects and volunteer hours.
PDC enabled 385 students to attend field trips and programming through sponsorship of the Children’s Museum of Denver.
TIME TO CARE
In 2019, PDC volunteers built 120 bikes for Kersey and Gilcrest second graders through Wish for Wheels.