Wolf Creek has established a long-standing legacy of safety and reliability — while also serving as an important economic engine for Coffey County and the surrounding area. In addition to the $30 million of annual property taxes paid by Wolf Creek, the local and state economies benefit greatly from the plant’s payroll and purchase of materials and supplies.
The site employs nearly 1,000 full-time and supplemental personnel, and many have been at Wolf Creek since the plant began providing electricity to the nation’s power grid more than three decades ago. Our employees have a reputation for generosity. Wolf Creek’s 2017 United Way campaign raised more than $275,000. Since 1997, Wolf Creek employees have given more than $4 million to local charities through the United Way. Multiple employee groups have donated their time to local food kitchens, homeless shelters and other community projects. Our employees serve on school boards, hospital boards, city councils and countless other government and charitable organizations.
As a company, we believe in giving back to the community that supports us. Over the past three decades, Wolf Creek has given nearly half a million dollars to organizations that promote health, education, safety and community. Wolf Creek also has a long-standing commitment to science and technology by investing in education through the Grants for Excellence program to schools in Kansas. Since the program’s inception, we have donated nearly $250,000 to Kansas schools, helping to bring new science projects, experiments and equipment into the classrooms.
In 2017, we sponsored the carnival at the Coffey County Fair and hosted the WildBlue BBQ competition, where we provided a free community event and served more than 1,000 pulled pork sandwiches. In addition, we were major sponsors for the Coffey County OK Kids outdoor event, the local Taste of Fall Festival in Burlington, the Kansas National Guard Fishing Tournament and a community Thanksgiving dinner.
Bright Start Scholarships
The Wolf Creek Bright Start scholarship fund, established in 2016, awards a minimum of 20 scholarships of $1,000 each to graduating seniors in Coffey County and surrounding counties. We are pleased to support the efforts of young people in our community who are working to further their education.