Santee Cooper has long maintained a tradition of giving back to the communities and people of South Carolina. In 2017, employees collectively served almost 20,000 volunteer hours with educational, environmental, civic and heathcare organizations. Our employees exemplify Santee Cooper’s mission by volunteering their time, talents and money to nonprofits throughout the state. Whether it is through company-sponsored events, like Celebrate the Season and Nature Scope, or activities on the weekend with Relay for Life or the American Heart Association, employees take pride in being a part of their community.
Michelle Bowers, Winyah Station Unit Operator
Michelle is always volunteering in Georgetown-area schools. It comes naturally. Before joining the Santee Cooper family, she had aspirations of becoming an elementary school teacher.
Although Bowers chose a different career path, her love of teaching and being involved in education never ended. She volunteers during career days, science fairs and during standardized testing periods.
“I like to inspire young people,” Bowers said, “especially girls and young women, to inspire them that they can become anything that they want to be.”
More than 400 bird enthusiasts flocked to Bird Fest at Old Santee Canal Park on Oct. 6 where many species of our fine-feathered friends were featured, including a flight demonstration by the Centers of Prey.