Exelon Employees Show Holiday Spirit by Donating 9,300 Hours to Community Causes in Honor of #GivingTuesday

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Exelon employees across the country are spending the holiday season
investing their time and money in the communities in which they live,
work and serve. In support of #GivingTuesday, the national day of
giving, approximately 1,400 Exelon volunteers have been participating in
more than 180 service projects between November 1 through December 4 in
regions where company operations are located.

Each year, #GivingTuesday falls on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving to
promote acts of kindness, volunteer work and charitable donations
following the shopping focused “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday.” Exelon
employees have extended this spirit throughout the holiday season. The
company will also observe #GivingTuesday by matching employees’
charitable donations of $100 or more on that day dollar for dollar, and
contributing an additional donation of $100 to employees’ charities of

“We’re pleased to join the national #GivingTuesday campaign to promote
the importance of service,” said Chris Crane, president and CEO, Exelon.
“I’m proud that at this time of year, and throughout the year, Exelon
employees are committing their time, energy and expertise to countless
non-profit organizations in communities where we work and live.”

Volunteers for #GivingTuesday service projects include employees from
all of Exelon’s businesses, including Atlantic City Electric in New
Jersey, Delmarva Power and Light, BGE and Constellation in Maryland,
ComEd in northern Illinois, PECO in southeastern Pennsylvania, Pepco in
Washington, D.C., and Exelon Generation and Exelon Business Services
Company in Illinois and across the Mid-Atlantic region. Exelon employees
across these regions also are leading more than 20 food, clothing and
toy drives or similar events to support their communities this holiday

A few of the volunteer activities at Exelon locations around the country

  • Serving a Thanksgiving dinner to the homeless with Catholic Charities
    in Washington DC.
  • Building a new home with Habitat for Humanity in Rock Island, Ill.
  • Baking cookies for Ronald McDonald House families with hospitalized
    children in Chicago
  • Building playgrounds with Kaboom! in Baltimore and Philadelphia
  • Sorting and packing food at the Food Bank of Southern NJ and the
    Greater Chicago Food Depository
  • Teaching fission and other nuclear concepts to high school students
  • Participating in the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
    Boot Walk to End Cancer

“The holiday season is all about giving, and I am thankful that Exelon
provides hundreds of opportunities for employees to be a part of the
Giving Tuesday tradition,” said Erica Velasco of ComEd.

So far this year, Exelon employees have volunteered more than 126,000
hours to service projects and pledged more than $7,723,000 through
company giving campaigns, exceeding the company’s goal and breaking
previous records. This comprehensive community engagement program
supports Exelon’s commitment to education, the environment, diversity
and inclusion, and community engagement.

Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC) is a Fortune 100 energy company with the
largest number of utility customers in the U.S. Exelon does business in
48 states, the District of Columbia and Canada and had 2015 revenue of
$34.5 billion. Exelon’s six utilities deliver electricity and natural
gas to approximately 10 million customers in Delaware, the District of
Columbia, Illinois, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania through its
Atlantic City Electric, BGE, ComEd, Delmarva Power, PECO and Pepco
subsidiaries. Exelon is one of the largest competitive U.S. power
generators, with more than 32,700 megawatts of nuclear, gas, wind, solar
and hydroelectric generating 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
approximately 2.5 million residential, public sector and business
customers, including more than two-thirds of the Fortune 100. Follow
Exelon on Twitter @Exelon.


Exelon Corporation
Rhea Lewis Marshall