Exelon Generation employees and the Exelon Foundation are donating more than $4.6 million to support charitable organizations in the communities around its power plants.
Employees pledged more than $3.1 million to 849 different charities in their local communities this year. For every dollar employees pledged, the Exelon Foundation donated 50 cents to the local United Way, bringing the total donation to more than $4.6 million.
R.E. Ginna Nuclear Power Plant employees raised more than $150,000 for local charities through individual gifts during this year’s employee giving campaign and more than $20,000 through fundraising events. Through the Exelon Foundation match, United Way of Wayne County will receive $75,000. Employee pledges also support local organizations including Veterans Outreach Center, Pines of Peace, Palmyra Community Center and Humane Society of Wayne County.
“Exelon Generation is an essential partner in helping to put opportunity into the hands of all Wayne County citizens,” said Carol Pettis, regional director, United Way of Wayne County. “Because of their volunteering and support, more kids will achieve their academic potential, adults can access emergency services while building financial stability, and families and teens will be able to access the support and services needed to live happy and healthy lives.”
“We have strong bonds with the communities that surround our nuclear energy facilities,” said Bryan Hanson, Exelon Nuclear chief nuclear officer. “We believe strongly in investing where we live, work and serve.”
Exelon Generation employees at Ginna volunteered more than 1,800 hours with charitable organizations in the local area through November 2019, including Day of Caring projects at Pines of Peace, Williamson Youth Center and Ontario’s American Legion.
Across Exelon Generation, employees volunteered 38,000 hours this year. Projects supported workforce development programs, STEM education events, environmental causes, food pantries and veterans’ organizations.