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American Water announced that Ellen Wolf, senior vice president and chief financial officer, has been appointed a seat on the Board of Directors of Water For People (WFP), a non-profit organization dedicated to providing safe drinking water to impoverished people in developing countries throughout the world. The decision came as a result of Wolf’s extensive leadership efforts to support Water For People.
Since the inception of WFP in 1991, American Water has actively supported the organization, and together with employees has donated over $1 million over the span of its relationship.
During Wolf’s tenure with American Water, she has led American Water’s support of Water For People through numerous employee fundraising campaigns. “WFP is one of the most unique organizations I have ever been involved with,” said Wolf. “Their mission – customizing water solutions to help impoverished communities help themselves – is the foundation of any successful sustainability program. Identifying local, easily manageable solutions is the best chance developing countries have for a prosperous future.”
2007 marks the third consecutive year that American Water employees have held a coordinated fundraising effort across the 29 states in which the company operates to benefit Water For People. “I am pleased to report that each year our employee donations continue to increase,” continued Wolf.
Wolf received a Bachelor’s degree from Duke University and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. She will begin her term on the Board of Directors on July 1, 2007.