Methuen YMCA Benefits from National Grid Employee’s Gift

The four winners of National Grid’s 2014 “Ethics Liaison of the Year” award have each donated the $500 awards to local charities, including the YMCA, Methuen.

Employees earned the awards for “engaging with colleagues about compliance with the company’s Standards of Ethical Business Conduct,” the utility said. Employees John Boyle, Ellen Cooke, Fouad Dagher and Jeffrey Rappaport were honored for their commitment to embedding ethical values into National Grid’s daily business activities.

Dagher, director of product energy services donated his award to the Methuen YMCA. John Boyle, senior counsel for compliance and legal department ethics liaison, donated his award to the Lt. Thomas F. Healy Foundation, an organization that assists members of the Fire Department of New York who are battling cancer. Ellen Cooke, a senior editor for employee communications and media relations, donated to the Natural Resources Defense Council, and Jeffrey Rappaport, lead auditor, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission compliance, who was also named Ethics Liaison of the Year in 2012 and 2013, selected the Animal Protection Center of Southeastern Massachusetts, Brockton, as the recipient of his award for the third consecutive year.