What are shareholder funds? I am assuming they constitute a pot of money collected from the moonlighting income of shareholders. If I am wrong, then maybe utility costs are too high. That is, the Duke Energy Foundation, which claims to get its money from “shareholder funds,” just made a $250,000 donation to Blue Ridge Community College so they could purchase state-of-the-art booze equipment. It is hoped that once the kiddies learn how easy it is to make beer with fancy equipment, they will want to go work for the big brewers who spend a lot on marketing themselves to look like the mom-and-pops they’re pushing out of business. Mom-and-pops won’t be able to hire certified brewers, anyway.