Volunteers logged record number of hours
CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Employees across Exelon’s businesses volunteered 129,178 hours last
year, dedicating more time and energy to serving their communities than
in any previous year. To put that in perspective, the amount of time
Exelon employees volunteered in 2015 is equivalent to 14 years, 272 days
and 10 hours, or 3,229 normal workweeks.
Employees participated in a variety of service projects to enhance the
quality of life in the neighborhoods where they live and work, such as
mentoring students, restoring and protecting the environment, and
promoting diversity and inclusion.
“Through their tireless volunteer work, our employees exemplify our
commitment to the communities we serve,” said Chris Crane, president and
CEO of Exelon. “We’re proud of our employees for going above and beyond
for our communities and for this record achievement.”
Highlights of Exelon employees’ efforts in 2015 included National
Volunteer Week in April, for which employees organized about 200 service
projects and performed more than 13,000 hours of volunteer service.
Projects included building homes for families in underserved
neighborhoods with Habitat for Humanity, cleaning up public parks and
natural areas, and serving food to community members challenged by
hunger. To close out the charitable year, employee volunteers recognized
#GivingTuesday in part by dedicating 9,300 volunteer hours at more than
120 service projects.
Employees from all of Exelon’s businesses – including BGE, ComEd,
Constellation, Exelon Business Services, Exelon Generation and PECO –
were active volunteers throughout the regions they serve in 2015.
Several volunteer programs focused on promoting STEM education, such as
Exelon and ComEd’s partnership with the Illinois Institute of Technology
and students at Von Steuben Metropolitan Science Center in Chicago.
Other programs in 2015 targeted the needs of underserved populations,
such as BGE’s participation in the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program,
through which employees collected and distributed gifts and clothes to
more than 600 children in central Maryland for the holiday
season. Similarly, PECO employee volunteers in southeastern Pennsylvania
helped pack and prepare meals for hunger relief organizations like MANNA and Philabundance
and supported local families in need working alongside partner
organizations like the American
Red Cross and PathWays
Through Healthcare for the Homeless, Constellation employee volunteers
last year distributed clothing and other essential items to Baltimore’s
homeless population. Similarly, Exelon Generation continued its six-year
partnership with Operation Warm, donating new winter coats to children
in need, including 300 coats that went to students at Woodrow Wilson
Elementary in Framingham, Mass.
In addition to giving their time, employees contributed their money to
the nonprofits and causes they care about in 2015, including through
Exelon’s employee giving campaign. With 64 percent employee
participation, the Exelon family of companies raised more than $6.3
million for more than 3,000 different charities. That, combined with a
50 percent company match to local United Way agencies, brought the
campaign’s total contribution to more than $9.4 million.
Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC) is the nation’s leading competitive
energy provider, with 2014 revenues of approximately $27.4 billion.
Headquartered in Chicago, Exelon does business in 48 states, the
District of Columbia and Canada. Exelon is one of the largest
competitive U.S. power generators, with more than 32,000 megawatts of
owned capacity comprising one of the nation’s cleanest and lowest-cost
power generation fleets. The company’s Constellation business unit
provides energy products and services to more than 2.5 million
residential, public sector and business customers, including more than
two-thirds of the Fortune 100. Exelon’s utilities deliver electricity
and natural gas to more than 7.8 million customers in central Maryland
(BGE), northern Illinois (ComEd) and southeastern Pennsylvania (PECO).
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Paul Elsberg, 312-394-7417