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MAYS LANDING, N.J. (Oct. 11, 2021) – Three local Atlantic City Electric employees have been recognized with the company's highest achievement for volunteerism and community involvement. Karen Adam, Robert Bugdon and Michael Winkler have received the Powering Communities Employee Volunteer Award for their incredible volunteer work during 2020 and the challenges presented by the pandemic. As part of the recognition, Atlantic City Electric's parent company, Exelon, announced a combined $30,000 in charitable contributions to the local nonprofits that the award winners support.
"Our employee volunteers represent the best of our company values and it is an honor to recognize their passion for giving back and to celebrate their outstanding contributions," said Mellanie Kai Lassiter, senior manager of Corporate Relations for Pepco Holdings, which includes Atlantic City Electric. "We recognize that our shared commitment to corporate responsibility and the actions of many can have a powerful impact in the community that is strengthened through support for the amazing organizations that our employees are most passionate about."
This year's Powering Communities Employee Volunteer Award winners were selected for their contributions to the Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore, Lauderdale Volunteer Fire Company and Newtown Fire Association.
For the 16th year, 24 employees across the Exelon family of companies were recognized for their efforts and their nonprofit partners each received grants from the company, totaling $200,000. An external selection committee, comprised of leaders from the nonprofit community, selected these dedicated individuals for their volunteer efforts. Since its inception, the Powering Communities Employee Volunteer Awards program has recognized more than 260 employees and provided more than $1.7 million to nonprofit partners.
The Powering Communities program aligns with the company's purpose of powering a cleaner and brighter future for its customers and communities. Through the program, hundreds of Atlantic City Electric employees volunteer thousands of hours annually to support initiatives they are passionate about to make the communities in which they reside better places to live and work.
In 2020, Atlantic City Electric contributed more than $1.1 million to local nonprofits, while its employees volunteered nearly 11,000 hours—which is more than 1,375 workdays—to benefit approximately 176 organizations throughout southern New Jersey. Together, employees at Atlantic City Electric and the Exelon family of companies volunteered more than 133,000 hours with a variety of organizations across the country in 2020. The pandemic in 2020 posed many challenges and employee volunteers were able to quickly pivot to a virtual approach to volunteerism that made these achievements possible.
Click here to learn more about the 2021 Powering Communities Employee Volunteer Award recipients.
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