Community Commitment


Over the last 50 years, ECA has built a reputation for being a responsible corporate citizen, investing in local communities, and giving back to the areas where we operate.

We demonstrate this commitment tangibly by planting trees, building community facilities, and making improvements to local schools. We also support our communities in intangible ways by encouraging employee volunteerism and serving as school partners in education.


ECA Foundation


ECA is committed to maximizing the potential of youth academically, physically, and spiritually. That’s why we established the ECA Foundation in 1996 and every year nearly seven percent of profits are given back to the communities where we operate. For more information, visit the ECA Foundation page.


Community Involvement


Every year, ECA employees participate in a number of community events and support charitable organizations working to make impacts in the areas where we operate. From health walks and awareness fundraisers to chamber of commerce events and county fairs, ECA employees are involved in their communities and work hard to help make their hometowns better places to work and live. The following are a few recent examples of our employees working in their communities.



ECA Participates in Clay Center’s Engineering Day

ECA engineers volunteered to participate in the Clay Center’s Engineering Day in February 2014. Every year, the Clay Center hosts Engineering Day, and according to their website, the day consists of hands-on activities and displays presented by local engineering firms, colleges, and universities.

ECA Employees Volunteer as Part of Junior Achievement’s Careers in Energy Program

In 2013, two ECA employees volunteered their time and expertise to help teach Junior Achievement’s ‘Careers in Energy’ curriculum to middle school students in Greene County, Pennsylvania.

Appearing for three consecutive sessions before two different classes, the volunteers discussed the processes involved in oil and gas exploration as well the career opportunities available in the industry.

Since 2011, the ECA Foundation has been a sponsor of the program and the objective of ‘Careers in Energy’ is to introduce young people to career opportunities available in their region relating to oil and gas development. The programs ultimate goal is to encourage students to stay in school and pursue employment in the state.

ECA Staff Join Chamberlain for Walk to School Day

On Wednesday, October 8, Energy Corporation of America (ECA) employees joined the students, teachers, and staff of Chamberlain Elementary for International Walk to School Day.

Students, school personnel, and ECA staff gathered at the site of the former Watt Powell Park at 7:45 a.m. and walked more than one mile to the school building, where they ended the hike with a healthy breakfast.

“ECA is proud to participate with Chamberlain in this year’s Walk to School Day,” said the company’s Wellness Director Kelly Sadd. “The initiative encourages kids to be active, promotes a cleaner environment, and builds a stronger sense of community throughout the neighborhood. All of these are values that ECA cares deeply about and we are pleased to get to share this worthwhile experience with the students and teachers of Chamberlain – our partner in education!”

In addition to joining the school for International Walk to School Day, ECA works with Chamberlain to promote wellness activities for students throughout the school year including nutrition and healthy eating initiatives and physical fitness challenges.

Located in the Kanawha City area of Charleston, West Virginia, Chamberlain is home to about 215 students and more than 30 staff members.

Partners in Education


ECA is a partner in education with schools in West Virginia and Pennsylvania. Through these partnerships, ECA implements a school wellness program designed to help students, teachers, staff members, and administrators be more active, make better choices, and generally live healthier lives. Check out the following stories to find out more about how ECA partners with local schools.



ECA Staff Join Chamberlain for Walk to School Day

On Wednesday, October 8, Energy Corporation of America (ECA) employees joined the students, teachers, and staff of Chamberlain Elementary for International Walk to School Day.

Students, school personnel, and ECA staff gathered at the site of the former Watt Powell Park at 7:45 a.m. and walked more than one mile to the school building, where they ended the hike with a healthy breakfast.

“ECA is proud to participate with Chamberlain in this year’s Walk to School Day,” said the company’s Wellness Director Kelly Sadd. “The initiative encourages kids to be active, promotes a cleaner environment, and builds a stronger sense of community throughout the neighborhood. All of these are values that ECA cares deeply about and we are pleased to get to share this worthwhile experience with the students and teachers of Chamberlain – our partner in education!”

In addition to joining the school for International Walk to School Day, ECA works with Chamberlain to promote wellness activities for students throughout the school year including nutrition and healthy eating initiatives and physical fitness challenges.

Located in the Kanawha City area of Charleston, W.Va., Chamberlain is home to about 215 students and more than 30 staff members.

ECA Helps Partner in Education Earn National Wellness Award

The Alliance for a Healthier Generation, founded by the American Heart Association and the Clinton Foundation, recently presented Chamberlain Elementary School, with its Bronze-level award as part of the group’s Healthy Schools Program.

As the school’s partner in education, ECA works with Chamberlain in its wellness efforts and sponsored the school’s application for the award.

ECA Expands Walking Trail at Carmichaels Elementary School

As part of ECA’s partnership in education with Carmichaels Elementary School in Carmichaels, Pennsylvania, in 2011 the company expanded and paved the school’s walking trail. The initiative was a part of the school’s wellness program and was designed to provide teachers, students, and residents throughout the community with a secure place to be active and ultimately, more healthy.