28 Sept 2017
Corporate Spotlight: APS
Arizona Public Service, APS, has served Arizona residents for more than 130 years and is the largest and longest serving electric company in the state. APS generates safe, affordable and reliable electricity for more than 2.7 million retail and residential customers in 11 of Arizona’s 15 counties.
Their vision is to create a sustainable energy future for Arizona through the use of innovative smart technologies, renewable energy sources and energy efficiency that serve as the key components in meeting that vision.
Sustainability and corporate responsibility are integral to the APS business model and inherent in the company culture. Investing in people and places that help build strong communities is part of that sustainability plan. Through their philanthropic programs, APS provides financial and in-kind support to hundreds of Arizona non-profits; in 2016 alone, APS donated over $10M to organizations that enrich our community and contribute to the economic vitality of our state.
Since 1985, APS has supported Ballet Arizona in numerous ways, including program grants, event sponsorships and strategic leadership, with Stefanie Layton, Director of Investor Relations for Pinnacle West Capital Corporation, the parent company of APS, currently serving on our Board of Directors. In recent years, APS has championed our flagship outreach program, Ballet Under the Stars.
Consisting of five free ballet performances, Ballet Under the Stars has been delighting area audiences for 20 years. Engaging residents in venues across metro Phoenix, this popular community outreach program has served more than 200,000 people with free ballet performances since 1997.
Serving 13,000 people annually, Ballet Under the Stars is designed to provide more people in underserved communities with easy access to arts programming. Ballet Arizona is proud to partner with APS in bringing outstanding programs like Ballet Under the Stars to the community.