PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PECO employees set a new company record in 2015, dedicating more time and energy to local nonprofit organizations than in any previous year. Last year, PECO employees logged nearly 15,000 volunteer hours at more than 150 local nonprofits.
From preparing meals for terminally ill patients and collecting thousands of winter coats for local children to helping preserve green spaces throughout the region, PECO remains deeply connected to our local communities. Employees also shared their time and talents by serving as board members for 166 local nonprofits and supported their favorite charities through financial contributions. The company’s 2015 Employee Giving Campaign raised more than $655,000 through employee donations and company matching dollars.
“We’re committed to not only keeping the lights on and natural gas flowing, but also actively contributing to and supporting the communities where we live and work,” said Craig Adams, PECO president and CEO. “We are proud to help so many nonprofit organizations achieve their goals and make our communities a better place to live and work.”
In addition, PECO contributed more than $6.5 million to more than 550 local nonprofit organizations. To learn more about PECO’s commitment to the community, visit peco.com/community.
Based in Philadelphia, PECO is an electric and natural gas utility subsidiary of Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC). The company’s 2,400 dedicated employees provide advanced, innovative energy solutions to 1.6 million electric and more than 508,000 natural gas customers in southeastern Pennsylvania. In 2014 PECO delivered 89.9 billion cubic feet of natural gas and 37.5 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity and had an estimated economic impact of $4.5 billion in Pennsylvania, supporting more than 9,600 local jobs and producing $760 million in labor income. Founded in 1881, PECO is one of the Greater Philadelphia Region's most active corporate citizens, providing leadership, volunteer and financial support to numerous arts and culture, education, environmental, economic development and community programs and organizations. For more information visit peco.com, and connect with the company on Facebook and Twitter.
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