FRI Sponsors

FRI’s programs are made possible through the support of sponsoring organizations and individuals. Sponsorship gifts to the FRI may be made as charitable donations through the University of Missouri. Various sponsorship opportunities allow for sponsoring organizations and their members to receive recognition and to participate in FRI member activities. For more information about sponsorship levels and opportunities, please contact us at

Individuals and organizations wanting to support FRI’s mission but unable to make a sponsoring donation can still make a charitable gift donation. If you would like to support FRI, contact us at or you can donate directly online.

Gold Sponsors
2022 Crystal Award Sponsor
  • Alliant Energy
  • American Gas Association
  • American Water
  • Ameren Missouri
  • Atmos Energy Corporation
  • Black Hills Energy
  • CenterPoint Energy
  • ComEd – an Exelon Company
  • Duke Energy Indiana
  • Edison Electric Institute
  • Evergy Companies
  • ITC Great Plains
  • LG&E KU Energy
  • Liberty Utilities
  • MidContinent Independent Service Operator (MISO)
  • Missouri American Water
  • NextEra Energy Resources
  • Nuclear Energy Institute
  • OGE Energy Corporation/Oklahoma Gas & Electric
  • ONE Gas/Oklahoma Natural Gas
  • Pacific Gas & Electric Company
  • PSEG
  • Southwest Power Pool, Inc.
  • Spire, Inc.

Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)

Silver Sponsors
  • Missouri Energy Initiative
  • RCHemphill Solutions LLC
  • Renew Missouri
  • SmartCover Systems
  • Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission
FRI Sponsorship Levels

Gold Sponsors include organizations that provide significant levels of on-going support for FRI’s programs. Gold Sponsors are approved by, and offered a seat on, FRI’s Advisory Board. Board members and their organizations have opportunity to help shape FRI’s programs and strategic direction, and receive reduced-cost registration for FRI events.

Silver Sponsors include organizations that provide financial and in-kind support for FRI’s programs. Silver Sponsor organizations and their representatives are invited to participate in special events, have preferred access to FRI staff and program opportunities, and receive reduced-cost registration for FRI programs.

Crystal Award Sponsorship helps underwrite our annual Crystal Award for Distinguished Service and is prominently featured in our national promotion and recognition campaign. Crystal Award Sponsorship is open to organizations with an interest, but not directly involved, in state-regulated utilities and regulatory agencies.