Community Involvement

As a corporate citizen, as a community partner and as individual people, all of us at DP&L and AES are committed to making a difference through our contributions for our customers and the communities where we live, work, volunteer and play. Our daily work takes us into communities, businesses, neighborhoods and homes across our region, so we are uniquely positioned to find and spark initiatives and partner with others to drive efforts that will create a positive impact.

Dayton Power and Light Company and the DP&L Foundation donate more than $2.5 million annually and our team provides over 3,500 volunteer hours to organizations that power economic vibrancy, protect the environment and enhance community sustainability.


Over The Edge for Big Brothers Big Sisters

DP&L employee rappelling down the KeyBank building for Big Brothers Big Sisters

Each year DP&L employees form a team to rappel down the 27-story KeyBank building in Dayton, raising funds for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Miami Valley. DP&L matches funds raised by employees, up to $500 per person to help them meet the minimum goal of $1,000 per person. 

In 2016, DP&L employees raised more than $13,000 to go Over The Edge. In total, Big Brothers Big Sisters raised more than $125,000 to help their mission to mentor at-risk youth in our communities.


National Rebuilding Day/Rebuilding Together Dayton

DP&L employees volunteering on National Rebuilding Day

Since 1997, DPL employees have volunteered to help our less fortunate neighbors clean up and fix up their homes as part of the national Rebuilding Together effort. Locally,Rebuilding Together Dayton helps elderly and handicapped residents in Dayton's Westwood neighborshood make much-needed repairs to their homes so they can stay in their homes where they feel comfortable.

Rebuilding Together Dayton has received a DP&L Foundation Signature Grant to fund their Seasonal Safe@Home program, providing services year-round to the Westwood neighborhood.

To help these neighbors save on their electric bills, DP&L also donates energy savings kits to the homeowners of the renovated homes in the Rebuilding Together Dayton program.


Food For Friends/The Foodbank

DP&L Food For Friends barrel at Dayton Service Building

DP&L and employees make a difference each year by collecting food and donations for local food pantries in communities in DP&L’s 24-county service area and for communities around our power plants in southern Ohio.

Those annual donations provide tons of food and thousands of dollars to help ease the problem of hunger for children and families in Ohio and Kentucky.

Donations from DP&L and its employees helps The Foodbank in Dayton fill weekend backpacks for children, who wouldn't otherwise have a meal from Friday to Sunday and over the summer vacation when they don't have school lunch programs. DP&L employees also volunteer at The Foodbank, planting a pollinator garden, and distributing energy efficient light bulbs donated by DP&L energy efficiency program each year.


Five Rivers Metroparks Adopt-A-Park

DP&L employees and family members volunteer to clean up the Miami River near the Dayton Service Building in Moraine

Each spring, DPL employees and their families give up a Saturday to make a difference for the environment by picking up trash and recyclables as part of the Five Rivers MetroParks Adopt-a-Park event. The park district sends volunteers to locations around Montgomery County that need to be cleaned up.

DPL employees usually work along the Great Miami River, bagging up trash and collecting tires, bottles and plastic to be recycled.

DPL has been participating in the annual event since it started in 1990. During the cleanup, employees say runners and bikers who use the bike path along the river appreciate our efforts and often thank us as they pass by.


Generation Dayton Day

DP&L employees with Generation Dayton volunteers on GenD Day

Generation Dayton, GenD, is a Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce program for young professionals from around the Miami Valley who meet, network and engage with the community to give their energy and talents to benefit local organizations. All DPL young professional employees are eligible for a complimentary GenD membership through DP&L's sponsorship of the organization. 

Since 1996, GenD members have donated their time to help paint, landscape and do other needed tasks at non-profits and social organizations through the annual Get Out & Give Back Dayton. DP&L is proud to have been the top-represented employer at GenD Day over the past two years.