The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation

The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation is a grantmaking organization dedicated primarily to sustained investment in the quality of life of the people of Southeast Michigan and Western New York. The two areas reflect Ralph C. Wilson, Jr.’s devotion to his hometown of Detroit and greater Buffalo, home of his Buffalo Bills franchise. Prior to his passing in 2014, Mr. Wilson requested that a significant share of his estate be used to continue a life-long generosity of spirit by funding the Foundation that bears his name.

The Foundation has a grantmaking capacity of $1.2 billion over a 20-year period, which expires January 8, 2035. This structure is consistent with Mr. Wilson’s desire for the Foundation’s impact to be immediate, substantial, measurable and overseen by those who knew him best.

DTE Energy

DTE Energy is a Detroit-based company involved in the development and management of energy-related businesses and services nationwide. Its operating units include an electric utility serving 2.2 million customers in Southeastern Michigan and a natural gas utility serving 1.3 million customers in Michigan. Both utilities aspire to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

DTE employs more than 10,000 people in utility and non-utility subsidiaries operating in 23 states.

DTE is a force for growth and prosperity in the 450 Michigan communities it serves in a variety of ways, including philanthropy, volunteerism and economic progress.

Accenture


Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services in strategy and consulting, interactive, technology and operations, with digital capabilities across all of these services. We combine unmatched experience and specialized capabilities across more than 40 industries — powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers.

With 513,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture brings continuous innovation to help clients improve their performance and create lasting value across their enterprises. Visit us at www.accenture.com

ITC

ITC is the largest independent electricity transmission company in the U.S. – owner and operator of high-voltage power transmission infrastructure in seven states. ITC connects a variety of customers at transmission-level voltages. These include large generation and distribution utilities, municipal utility systems, rural electric utility cooperatives, and commercial and industrial customers that require high-voltage electricity. We build, operate and maintain the high-voltage transmission infrastructure that moves electric power from where it’s generated to where it’s needed.

ITC provides transmission grid solutions to improve reliability, expand access to markets, allow new generating resources to interconnect to its systems and lower the overall cost of delivered energy. Through its regulated operating subsidiaries ITC Transmission, Michigan Electric Transmission Company, ITC Midwest and ITC Great Plains, ITC operates high-voltage electricity transmission systems in Michigan, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma. These systems serve a combined peak load exceeding 26,000 megawatts along 16,000 circuit miles of transmission line, supporting 700 employees and 1,000 contractors. ITC is based in Novi, Michigan. For further information visit www.itc-holdings.com. ITC is a subsidiary of Fortis, Inc., a leader in the North American regulated electric and gas utility industry. For further information visit www.fortisinc.com.

Comerica Bank

Comerica Bank, a subsidiary of Comerica Incorporated, has served Michigan longer than any other bank with a continuous presence dating back 170 years to its Detroit founding in 1849. It is the largest bank employer in metro Detroit and has more than 4,700 employees (FTE) statewide. With one of the largest banking center networks in Michigan, Comerica nurtures lifelong relationships with unwavering integrity and financial prudence.

Comerica positively impacts the lives of Michigan residents by helping customers be successful, providing financial support that assists hundreds of charitable organizations, and actively participating in Detroit’s downtown revitalization. Comerica Incorporated (NYSE: CMA) is a financial services company strategically aligned by three business segments: The Commercial Bank, The Retail Bank, and Wealth Management.

Dow

Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines global breadth, asset integration and scale, focused innovation and leading business positions to achieve profitable growth. The Company’s ambition is to become the most innovative, customer centric, inclusive and sustainable materials science company.

Dow’s portfolio of plastics, industrial intermediates, coatings and silicones businesses delivers a broad range of differentiated science-based products and solutions for its customers in high-growth market segments, such as packaging, infrastructure and consumer care. Dow operates 109 manufacturing sites in 31 countries and employs approximately 36,500 people. Dow delivered sales of approximately $43 billion in 2019.

References to Dow or the Company mean Dow Inc. and its subsidiaries. For more information, please visit www.dow.com or follow @DowNewsroom on Twitter

Consumers Energy

Consumers Energy is Michigan’s largest energy provider and the nation’s fourth largest combination utility. The company serves 6.7 million of the state’s 10 million residents in all 68 Lower Peninsula counties.

 

Diversity, equity and inclusion are part of Consumers Energy’s DNA:

  • We treat our employees with respect, we treat each other fairly and we value the opinions of others.
  • We are passionate about building and nurturing an environment where everyone feels included.
  • We are committed to supporting our Black colleagues, and we want you to know #BLACKLIVESMATTER.
  • We take a stand on anti-racism; being non-racist is not enough.
  • We seek to learn about each other and better understand our unique differences; our uniqueness makes us authentic.
  •  Our Employee Resource Groups are key enablers to living the values of our company culture – Caring, Empowered, Deliberate, Agility, and Ownership.

Consumers Energy also is protecting the planet through its Clean Energy Plan for Michigan. The plan lays the groundwork for eliminating coal, achieving net zero carbon emissions and meeting 90% of customers’ energy needs with a blend of company-owned and developer-provided clean resources a decade ahead of scientific recommendations. Customer participation in energy waste reduction and demand response programs are pivotal to the plan’s success.

PNC Bank

PNC Bank, National Association, is a member of The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE: PNC). PNC is one of the largest diversified financial services institutions in the United States, organized around its customers and communities for strong relationships and local delivery of retail and business banking including a full range of lending products; specialized services for corporations and government entities, including corporate banking, real estate finance and asset-based lending; wealth management and asset management.

For information about PNC, visit www.pnc.com.

Enbridge

Enbridge’s vision is to be the leading energy delivery company in North America. Enbridge delivers the energy people need and want—to heat their homes, to keep their lights on, to keep them mobile and connected.

Operating across North America, Enbridge fuels the economy and people’s quality of life. Enbridge moves about 25% of the crude oil produced in North America, transports nearly 20% of the natural gas consumed in the U.S., and operates North America’s third-largest natural gas utility by consumer count. Enbridge was an early investor in renewable energy and has a growing offshore wind portfolio.

Enbridge’s energy infrastructure has helped fuel quality of life in Michigan for more than 65 years.
Line 5, a light crude and natural gas liquids (NGL) pipeline, helps to safely meet Michigan’s energy needs. So do Enbridge’s other energy pipelines—the Line 17, Line 78 and Line 79 crude oil pipelines, and the Vector natural gas pipeline—that traverse the state and deliver the products that heat homes and businesses, fuel vehicles, and power industry across Michigan.

KPMG

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KPMG is a global network of professional services firms providing Audit, Tax, and Advisory services. We operate in 147 countries and territories and have more than 219,000 people working in member firms around the world. KPMG LLP, the audit, tax and advisory firm, is the U.S. member firm of KPMG International Cooperative (KPMG International).

At KPMG, we come to work every day because we are passionate about solving the business challenges that keep our clients up at night. The 38,000 partners and professionals in our U.S. member firm understand industry because they have been there themselves. Some of the best and brightest in their fields, our people work alongside companies of various shapes and sizes, in all 50 states, to pinpoint and deliver practical, customized business services that drive real results.

KPMG’s Industrial Manufacturing (IM) practice helps manufacturers transform customer-facing activities and operating models by leveraging intelligent automation and advanced data analytics to align back offices, shop floors, and supply chains. Through our innovative approaches and alliances, we are breaking new ground to help clients create value by improving the customer experience and delivering growth, cash flows, and consistency.