Schneider Electric Gives to RGV LEAD


Vol.2, Iss. 12 | August 2021

Lizzy de la Garza Putegnat, RGV LEAD Board President, exemplifies a great leader. Putegnat constantly works to improve RGV LEAD and the Rio Grande Valley community as a whole. Putegnat’s passionate drive to support her role as an account executive for Schneider Electric and a civic organization leader is easily recognizable. She searches for ways to better the world around her through her job and volunteerism.

In August, Putegnat presented RGV LEAD with a check from the Schneider Electric Foundation for $15,000. This past year, she applied for three grants from the Foundation to support RGV LEAD’s mission and vision. Fortunately, RGV LEAD was awarded all three grants, which will be used to support RGV students’ college and career readiness.

Putegnat has also applied for grants to support two other nonprofit organizations while serving as their Board President: the Children’s Advocacy Centers of Cameron and Willacy Counties and Leadership Brownsville. This totals $30,000 infused into the local community.

Lizzy de la Garza Putegnat shared –

I feel blessed to work for a company like Schneider Electric that champions education, social justice, and leadership development. Schneider Electric’s values are in direct alignment with my values. The company believes in giving back to the community and is always looking for ways to make a positive impact where its employees live, work, and volunteer. The Foundation supports organizations employees are passionate about, care deeply for, and are heavily involved in. The motto used is, ‘Corporate Giving Powered by Employee Passions.’ I’m also grateful for the opportunity to serve as Board President of RGV LEAD. This amazing organization has had an incredible impact on the lives of RGV students for the last 30 years!”

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