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. And for every dollar employees pledged, the Exelon Foundation donated 50 cents to their local United Way, bringing the total donation to more than $4.6 million.
At Braidwood Generating Station in Braceville, Ill., employees pledged nearly $200,000 to 147 local charities during this year’s Employee Giving Campaign. Organizations supported include Special Connections of Grundy County; Morning Star Mission; Our Patriots; Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago; Kuzma Care Cottage; Will County Humane Society; and United Way of Will and Grundy counties.
“Exelon Generation is a strong community partner that helps raise money for so many local non-profit organizations,” said Michael Hennessy, CEO of United Way of Will County. “The volunteerism and generosity of the employees at Braidwood Station allows families throughout the area to access 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 have a long-standing tradition of supporting their communities, not just with their dollars, but also with their time. Through Nov. 30, 2019, Exelon Generation employees at Braidwood volunteered more than 1,000 hours with charitable organizations in the local area.
Across Exelon Generation, employees volunteered 38,000 hours this year, which is equal to more than four years’ time. Projects supported workforce development programs, STEM education events, environmental causes, food pantries and veterans’ organizations, among many others.