Denver’s Largest Private Company, DCP Midstream, Announces Operation Next, a Region-wide Initiative to Help Veterans

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Midstream, the largest producer of natural gas liquids, and the largest private company in Denver, has announced a major veterans’ initiative. Called “Operation Next,” the program will support counseling and job training efforts in Colorado, Texas, and Oklahoma.

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"Our overarching goal is to express our appreciation to these men and women who have nobly served our country"

DCP Midstream, the largest producer of natural gas liquids, and the largest private company in Denver, has announced a major veterans’ initiative. Called “Operation Next,” the program will support counseling and job training efforts in Colorado, Texas, and Oklahoma.

“Our overarching goal is to express our appreciation to these men and women who have nobly served our country,” says Roz Elliott, VP of Public Affairs and Investor Relations at DCP Midstream. “It is our belief that they will serve proudly again in their new careers here at home bringing energy security to our nation.” DCP Midstream frequently hires veterans for their nationwide workforce. The company is the largest energy company headquartered in Denver and operates in the most prominent natural gas producing basins in the U.S.

DCP Midstream worked with The Denver Foundation, where the company’s charitable fund is held, to identify partner organizations who are serving veterans in the targeted areas where the company has operations. Elliott says, “It was incredibly helpful to work with The Denver Foundation to identify the unique needs of veterans in communities where we operate. They are well-equipped to tap into the national network of community foundations working in the areas we serve.”

DCP Midstream sees helping the communities it serves as a critical part of its mission to serve the energy needs of the United States. DCP Midstream works with the American Red Cross and the American Heart Association in its communities. In 2012, DCP staff helped to raise $612,000 to support the American Heart Association Denver Heart Walk. More than 300 DCP employees participated, joined by their families, friends, and pets for the walk. DCP Midstream also worked with The Denver Foundation to make a grant to the American Red Cross Mile High Region, which supported the communities impacted by last summer’s Waldo Canyon and High Park fires.

About Operation Next:

Several organizations have been identified as partners in the launch of Operation Next:

Veterans Helping Veterans Now, Longmont, Colorado – helping veterans in Northern Colorado, including those in Weld County, to use their skills and experience to help other veterans.

Samaritan Counseling Center of West Texas – for the provision of marriage, depression, grief, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) counseling for veterans and their families.

Coastal Bend College, Beeville, TX – providing support for veterans in the form of tuition, scholarships, fees, books, or supplies for Oil, Gas, and Petroleum degree and continuing education programs.

Tulsa Workforce Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma – supporting the state workforce center which offers comprehensive support for veterans seeking employment.

About DCP Midstream
DCP Midstream LLC leads the midstream segment as the second-largest natural gas gatherer and processor, the largest natural gas liquids producer and one of the largest marketers in North America. DCP Midstream operates in 18 states across major producing regions. The company is a 50:50 joint venture between Spectra Energy and Phillips 66. It owns the general partner of DCP Midstream Partners LP, a master limited partnership, and provides operational and administrative support to the partnership. DCP Midstream is the largest oil and gas company and the largest private company in Denver, the city of its headquarters, and is the Top Company Winner for Energy/Natural Resources in Colorado as recognized by ColoradoBiz. For more information, visit the DCP Midstream website at http://www.dcpmidstream.com.

About The Denver Foundation
The Denver Foundation is a community foundation serving the seven-county Metro Denver area. The DCP Midstream Fund is administered by The Denver Foundation as a business donor-advised fund. The Denver Foundation administers more than 1,000 funds for businesses, individuals, and families, established for a wide range of charitable purposes since its founding in 1925.

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