Columbia Gas Provides Capital Gift

Lexington, KY – The Children’s Advocacy Center of the Bluegrass announced today the receipt of a $15,000 capital gift from Columbia Gas of Kentucky to support the Center’s move to an 8,000 square foot facility on North Ashland Avenue in Lexington.

Columbia Gas of Kentucky President Herb Miller presented the check on August 24 at the Center’s signature fundraiser, An Evening for the Children’s Advocacy Center. This joint contribution from the NiSource Charitable Foundation and Columbia Gas of Kentucky is the first corporate gift to the Center’s capital campaign.

Miller awarded this gift as a challenge grant to spur additional support for the organization’s efforts to become a national model of excellence in children’s advocacy services.

“The Center’s move to a larger facility will provide a number of opportunities to grow their programs and advance their very important cause,” said Miller. “While it is sad that communities need organizations like the Children’s Advocacy Center, helping an organization of this kind provide real, hands-on help to children is something we must do.”

“We are grateful to Columbia Gas and the NiSource Charitable Foundation for their generous support,” stated Andrew Oliver, Executive Director of the Children’s Advocacy Center of the Bluegrass. “This is a significant investment in the lives of vulnerable children throughout Central Kentucky and their gift gets us that much closer to moving into our beautiful new building in early 2013.”

Columbia Gas of Kentucky safely delivers clean and efficient natural gas to approximately 140,000 customers in 30 Kentucky counties. Headquartered in Lexington, the company is one of the seven energy distribution companies of NiSource Inc. (NYSE: NI). NiSource companies deliver energy to approximately 3.8 million customers located within the high-demand energy corridor stretching from the Gulf Coast through the Midwest to New England. More information about Columbia Gas of Kentucky is available at

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