- Constellation Energy United Way
- In 2011 Constellation Energy employees donated $4.2 million to the United Way. Of the total United Way contributions, $3.1 million was contributed in Maryland. Constellation Energy also supports the United Way of Central Maryland 2-1-1 program, a 24-hour health and human services information and referral service hotline. Learn more about Constellation.
ComEd and Exelon-United Way Stay in School Initiative
The ComEd and Exelon-United Way Stay in School Initiative provides valuable after-school programming to help middle school and high school students with the support they need to advance to the next grade level and graduate. In addition to yielding higher graduation rates, Stay in School improves students’ grades, attendance rates and pro-social behaviors.
“Exelon mentors have provided me with skills that will last a lifetime, giving me the opportunity to grow as a person and succeed in life”
- Guadalupe Hernandez, a Stay in School student & Exelon Intern
Employees pledged over $4 million in 2011 toward the annual Exelon-United Way campaign. Also, through our matching gifts program employees contributed $113,000 toward Japan disaster relief efforts.
Illinois Holocaust Museum Anti-Bullying Initiative
With support from Exelon, the Illinois Holocaust Museum launched an Anti-Bullying Initiative, which encompasses existing Museum anti-bullying programming, as well as new opportunities for education and partnerships. The Illinois Holocaust Museum uses a focused approach to address this issue and educate young people, capitalizing on its distinctive public space and historical lens. IHM launched the initiative with “Stand Up! Youth Leadership Day” in March, 2011, where elementary students were challenged to develop skills and learn strategies to become leaders in their communities.
Rowe-Clark Math & Science Academy
Building on Exelon’s existing “Energy for Education” initiatives, Exelon, the Rowe Family Charitable Trust, and Frank and Vera Clark contributed $4.2 million to open this charter school in 2007. Operated by Noble Network of Charter Schools, and located in the West Humboldt Park neighborhood of Chicago, the schools current enrolment is over 600 9 – 12 grade students. In June 2010, the first class of seniors graduated with a 100 percent of the class accepted into college. Exelon provides summer internship opportunities for students to receive meaningful work experience and gain a broader understanding of potential careers in the energy industry.
The Rowe Elementary School, operated by Northwestern University Settlement, prepares students to succeed in and graduate from college by cultivating the desire and expectation to go to college at an early age. Now in its third year of operation, Rowe Elementary delivers an academically rigorous curriculum, and also provides social and emotional support to students and families.
Braidwood “Fishing for a Cure” Tournament
Since 2002, Braidwood Generating Station has hosted Exelon Nuclear’s “Fishing for a Cure.” Each year, Braidwood employees choose a different charity to benefit from the event. In May 2011, in a fitting celebration of Armed Services Day, the tournament raised a record $38,000 for the Wounded Heroes Foundation. Since it's beginning, “Fishing for a Cure” has raised more than $200,000 for charity.
University of Delaware Trader Training Program
Exelon Power Team donated $500,000 to the University of Delaware to create an on-campus simulated trading floor. The program allows university students to get real-world training without leaving campus.
Wharton Energy Club
Since 2005, Exelon has been a platinum sponsor of the Wharton Energy Conference, an annual event sponsored by the Wharton Energy Club, an independent, student-run organization at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. The event brings together more than 200 energy industry thought leaders and business school students for a meaningful discussion about the future of energy.