As we celebrate CUB’s 35th anniversary, we have good news to share this month: A generous Illinois family has confirmed that it is giving us a second gift to match your contributions in memory of a loved one.
In addition to helping fund 500 money-saving events (and free LEDs for people), the gift will also be used to spark a matching campaign in September to honor the wishes of the family of Chris Conrad, a young man who passed away last year.
This gift could not have come at a better time: An upcoming ruling by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) will hurt Illinois’ clean energy policy and raise ComEd bills by up to $864 million a year. Beyond that, people across Illinois are in desperate need of an advocate to help them save money on their utility bills: “Please help, I’m 94,” one woman wrote to CUB.
Friends and family remember Chris as a kind man who cared deeply about the planet and anyone who was suffering. A relative said: “CUB’s mission of doing good in Illinois aligns with the kind of person Chris was.”
Let’s live up to Chris’ memory and his family’s kindness. Please join us in honoring the memory of Chris and working for clean, reliable and affordable energy in Illinois.