IBEW/NECA Electrical Connection Earns Innovation in Philanthropy Award from the St. Louis Business Journal

ST. LOUIS – A 20-year partnership between the IBEW/NECA Electrical Connection and Rebuilding Together St. Louis is being saluted by the St. Louis Business Journal in its Innovation in Philanthropy Awards. Now in its fifth year, “the award celebrates local partnerships for going above and beyond standard philanthropic practices in new and creative ways,” according to the St. Louis Business Journal.



The St. Louis Business Journal noted, “The partnership between IBEW/NECA Electrical Connection and Rebuilding Together St. Louis was initiated 20 years ago to eliminate hazards in low-income homes, where aging electrical infrastructure and faulty wiring posed a risk to homeowners, officials said. Over the years, the partnership has encountered hazards like exposed wiring, open splices, overloaded panel boxes and a lack of ground fault circuit interrupter switches and outlets. Electrical Connection has donated more than $2.3 million in labor and materials to improve more than 585 homes for St. Louis-area homeowners through its partnership with Rebuilding Together, which is a social services organization that has provided free home repairs for more than 30 years. More than 100 electricians and 20 electrical contractors fan out on a Saturday morning every spring to repair homes. The partnership pays for all of the materials and the labor is donated, officials said.”



The St. Louis Business Journal reported that more than 40 nominations were received.  Other award winners included Perficient and the Mark Cuban Foundation and Youth In Need and Healthy Blue.  The award winners will be saluted in a special section in the St. Louis Business Journal on April 12, 2024.


The IBEW/NECA Electrical Connection partnership provides safe and reliable electrical/communication construction, maintenance, repair and replacement services across Missouri, the nation and the world.  Learn more at www.electricalconnection.org.