Free legal services for low-income elderly.
Paul Ackerman is co-chair of Exelon's pro bono committee and leads the legal department's pro bono activities in Baltimore. With Paul's help, Exelon and McGuireWoods LLP have provided free legal services to low-income elderly by traveling to senior centers in Baltimore City. Paul and the team of volunteers advise and represent seniors on a range of estate planning matters, including drafting wills, financial powers of attorney, and healthcare directives.
Exelon's partnership with Senior Legal Services began in 2013. Its role in senior centers has made quarterly clinics the cornerstone of Exelon's pro bono efforts in Baltimore. Paul and other volunteers have found personal rewards not only in helping these clients with their tough legal matters, but in giving them confidence and relief.
In our recent Energy for the Community Awards, Paul won an Achievement Award and an additional $10,000 for Senior Legal Services, Bar Association of Baltimore City.
At Exelon, individual initiative drives our success.
Exelon's executives serve on hundreds of nonprofit organization boards. We also field Exelon teams of volunteers, and help employees find community service opportunities. But what impresses us the most? Employees' drive to volunteer for causes that they're passionate about.
Volunteerism is part of who we are. Our employees are purpose-driven in their work - and also on their own time. In 2014, nearly 5,000 Exelon employees spent more than 112,000 hours volunteering with nonprofits in the diverse communities we serve. We encourage them to track their hours so we can recognize and reward their work.