Across Exelon Generation, donations total more than $4.6 million to local communities
By: Janna Jackson, Calvert Cliffs Site Communications Manager
LUSBY, Md. (Dec. 18, 2019) —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.
“Exelon Generation is a vital partner in helping us continue to uplift our community, and it doesn’t end with Giving Campaign contributions,” said Kelly Chambers, CEO of United Way of Calvert County. “This year also marked our 25th day of caring and Calvert Cliffs’ employees have been with us since day one, some returning to help nearly every year. This tremendous support through dollars and man-hours help us fund programs that are improving the health, education and financial stability of our neighbors in Calvert County, creating long-lasting changes in the community.”
At Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant, employees pledged more than $200,000 to 148 charities during this year’s Employee Giving Campaign.
“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 Calvert Cliffs volunteered more than 4,000 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.
Calvert Cliffs is located on the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay in Calvert County and is Maryland’s only nuclear energy facility. The station is home to two pressurized water reactors capable of generating 1,806 megawatts combined, enough to power more approximately 30 percent of all homes and businesses in the state of Maryland.