PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PECO and its parent company, Exelon, honored four outstanding PECO employees at the annual Energy for the Community Awards ceremony in Philadelphia today. The Energy for the Community Awards are the company’s highest honor recognizing employees for their exceptional commitment to volunteering and advancing our communities.
The honorees were:
- Thomas Bonner, manager of State Government Affairs, West Vincent Township, PA – CASA of Philadelphia
- Marlowe Smith, senior Business Analyst, Delran Township, NJ – Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence Region
- Mary Walker, director of Talent Management and Acquisition, Philadelphia, PA – ACHIEVEability
- Craig Williams, assistant General Counsel, Glen Mills, PA – Boy Scouts of America, Cradle of Liberty Council
At the event, PECO awarded $30,000 in grants to the four local nonprofit organizations where these employees volunteer.
“Our company maintains a long tradition of putting our energy into the communities where we live and work,” said PECO president and CEO, Craig Adams. “But it’s our employee’s passion for giving back that touches the lives of so many across our region.”
Now in its 11th year, Exelon, through the Energy for the Community Awards, is recognizing 24 employees across its family of companies and donating $200,000 in their honor to nonprofit organizations in the Philadelphia, Baltimore and Chicago areas. In 2016, Exelon employees volunteered 171,341 hours in the community, and the company donated $5.8 million to 2,785 different charities.
Thomas Bonner, manager of State Government Affairs – CASA of Philadelphia
CASA of Philadelphia trains and supervises community volunteers who serve as sworn officers of the court to advocate for children in foster care from birth to age 21. Thomas Bonner has served on the organization’s Board of Directors for almost five years. Through his service, CASA has raised more funds, allowing it to expand the number of children served. His efforts also led to the organization receiving increased visibility among public officials, and the development of the first-ever comprehensive three year strategic plan.
Marlowe Smith, senior Business Analyst – Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence Region
Marlowe has volunteered at for Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence Region (BBBS IR) for seven years. BBBS IR’s mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally-supported one-to-one mentoring relationships that change their lives for the better. Recognizing the lack of male mentors, Marlowe took on two mentees.
Mary Walker, director of Talent Management and Acquisition – ACHIEVEability
Mary has been volunteering with ACHIEVEability (ACHa) for five years, helping to engage with families in the program, fundraising, and serving on the board. She has played an instrumental role as a volunteer supporting the organization’s mission and goals. Her expertise in talent management has been vital to helping the organization address leadership challenges and identifying ways to recruit and retain quality team members at all levels. As co-chair of the annual fundraiser Mary helped raise more than $500,000.
Craig Williams, assistant General Counsel – Boy Scouts of America, Cradle of Liberty Council
Craig serves as the Advisor for Venturing Crew 1729, Assistant Cubmaster for Cub Scout Pack 260 and the most recent Chairman of the Minquas District and Scoutmaster for Boy Scout Troop 154, where he helps young men and women develop leadership skills. In these capacities, he teaches character through challenging leadership situations, including high-adventure outdoor trips, service projects, outdoor skills, patriotic events, hiking, backpacking and climbing, among many other activities. He began his tenure as a Scout volunteer in 2009 as an opportunity to spend quality time with his children.
In 2016, PECO employees volunteered nearly 22,000 hours with local community organizations and served as board members for more than 50 local nonprofits. By giving their time and talent, PECO employees help these organizations achieve their goals and make our communities a better place to live and work.
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 511,000 natural gas customers in southeastern Pennsylvania. In 2015 PECO delivered 86.9 billion cubic feet of natural gas and 38 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity. The company also has an estimated annual 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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