Dominion Resources, Dominion Foundation Announce $600,000 in Grants to Virginia Schools

    Dominion Resources, Dominion Foundation Announce $600,000 in Grants to
                               Virginia Schools

- Sixty-one Virginia schools will receive grants ranging from $500 to $45,000

- Funding is part of nearly $1.4 million given to schools in eight states and
the District of Columbia

PR Newswire

RICHMOND, Va., Aug. 13, 2013

RICHMOND, Va., Aug. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Education grants of more than
$600,000 from Dominion Resources and the Dominion Foundation will be awarded
to schools and educational institutions around Virginia for the 2013-2014
academic year.

The K-12 Educational Partnership program will give 43 schools up to $10,000
each to help fund projects related to energy and the environment. The Higher
Education Partnership program will award 18 college and post-secondary schools
with up to $45,000 each to underwrite projects in energy, environmental
studies, engineering and workforce development. The Dominion Foundation is the
philanthropic arm of Dominion Resources, the parent company of Dominion
Virginia Power.

"We encourage projects that invoke critical thinking and relevant learning,"
said Thomas F. Farrell II, chairman, president and chief executive officer.
"Virginia students must be prepared to meet the challenges ahead, particularly
in the fields of science and energy."

Grant recipients include:

  oOld Dominion University in Norfolk will receive $40,000 for first-year
    engineering students to use the school's photovoltaic power system as a
    hands-on tool to learn fundamental technology concepts behind renewable
    energy.
  oPaul D. Camp Community College in Franklin will be awarded $30,000 to
    create a Robotics and Mechatronics Laboratory to support current
    electronics programs.
  oCanterbury Woods Elementary School in Annandale will use $3,500 to create
    an outdoor classroom and science lab for students to construct an edible
    garden while studying the life cycles of monarch butterflies, life
    processes and animal interaction with plants.
  oVirginia School for the Deaf and Blind in Staunton will receive $1,000 to
    install a rainwater catchment system for the school gardens.

The Virginia grants are part of nearly $1.4 million given to schools in states
where Dominion does business, including Connecticut, Maryland, North Carolina,
Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, West Virginia and the District of Columbia.

Dominion is one of the nation's largest producers and transporters of energy,
with a portfolio of approximately 27,000 megawatts of generation. Dominion
also operates one of the nation's largest natural gas storage systems and
serves retail energy customers in 15 states. For more information about
Dominion, visit www.dom.com.

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Bonita.B.Harris@dom.com
 
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