Indiana American Water and American Water Charitable Foundation Announce $10,000 Donation to Urban League of Northwest Indiana

Indiana American Water and American Water Charitable Foundation Announce $10,000 Donation to Urban League of Northwest Indiana
By: Indiana American Water, Urban League of Northwest Indiana Last Updated: February 23, 2023

Indiana American Water today announced the American Charitable Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization established by American Water, the largest publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company, and American Water’s General Counsel Jim Gallegos have made a total donation of $200,000 to the National Urban League and the Affiliate Movement, including a $10,000 donation to the Urban League of Northwest Indiana. The funding will enhance the ULNWI’s efforts to help close the equality gap for African Americans and other historically underserved groups throughout American Water’s national footprint.

“The American Water Charitable Foundation is proud to partner with the National Urban League and the Affiliate Movement, supporting impactful initiatives and programs that help to prepare future leaders of tomorrow,” said Carrie Williams, President, American Water Charitable Foundation. “We remain committed to strengthening our inclusion, diversity, equity and equality principles by supporting organizations such as the Urban League, which helps uplift and empower those they serve. This donation is particularly meaningful as we celebrate Black History Month in February.”

Founded in 1910, the National Urban League is a historic civil rights organization dedicated to economic empowerment, equality and social justice. The Urban League spearheads the development of social programs, public policy research and advocates for policies and services that close the equality gap.

“Indiana American Water’s donation to the Urban League of Northwest Indiana will further enhance our efforts to assist clients in securing education and inclusion, diversity and equity opportunities,” said ULNWI President and CEO Dr. Vanessa Allen McCloud. “Education translates into them being able to identify opportunities that improve the quality of life for their families and become more informed on ways to support our local economy. It’s a win for everyone.”

Originally established in 1945 as the Urban League of Gary, the Urban League of Northwest Indiana works to promote, encourage and enhance services to improve social, educational, and economic conditions of African Americans and other minority groups in Lake, Porter, and LaPorte Counties.

“We are committed to northwest Indiana and to making it a better place to live and work for everyone,” said Indiana American Water President Matt Prine. “Giving back and being a good neighbor to our partner communities is a core part of who we are as a company, and we’re pleased to lend support to the Urban League’s efforts here.”

Since 2012, the American Water Charitable Foundation has donated to worthy causes and organizations in communities served by American Water. Being a good neighbor and steward of the environment has always been central to the mission of American Water.

Learn more about American Water’s Inclusion, Diversity & Equity strategy here.

About American Water Charitable Foundation

The American Water Charitable Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides a formal way to demonstrate the company’s ongoing commitment to be a good neighbor, citizen, and contributor to the communities where American Water and its employees live, work and operate. For more information, visit and follow the American Water Charitable Foundation on Facebook.

About The National Urban League

Founded in 1910 and headquartered in New York City, the National Urban League spearheads the efforts of its local affiliates through the development of programs, public policy research, and advocacy. Today, the National Urban League has 90 affiliates serving 300 communities in 37 states and the District of Columbia, providing direct services that impact and improve the lives of more than two million people nationwide.

About Indiana American Water

Indiana American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), is the largest investor-owned water utility in the state, providing high-quality and reliable water and wastewater services to approximately 1.3 million people.

About American Water

With a history dating back to 1886, American Water is the largest and most geographically diverse U.S. publicly traded water and wastewater utility company. The company employs more than 6,500 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and regulated-like drinking water and wastewater services to more than 14 million people in 24 states. American Water provides safe, clean, affordable and reliable water services to our customers to help keep their lives flowing. For more information, visit and Follow American Water on TwitterFacebook, and LinkedIn.