Employees at Pepco, Delmarva Power and Atlantic City Electric spend thousands of hours each year volunteering in the communities where they live and work. Pepco Holdings, the parent company of the three utilities, was extremely proud to recognize this work at the Exelon Energy for the Community Volunteer Awards luncheon in Washington, D.C., on June 26.
The awards program recognizes employees for exemplary volunteer service, including volunteering more than 50 hours in one calendar year. Honorees receive a monetary grant for the nonprofit of their choosing. This year, six employees from Pepco, Delmarva Power and Atlantic City Electric were selected to receive a grant for their nonprofit of choice.
Jacqueline Genwright, from Pepco, earned the Merit Award and a $5,000 grant for the nonprofit Serving Those In Need, Inc. (S.EVE.N.).
Delmarva Power’s Christopher Wilson also earned the Merit Award and a $5,000 grant for the Kaylyn Elaine Warren Foundation. Kimberly Teoli, also from Delmarva Power, received the Achievement Award and $10,000 for Engineers Without Borders, who is working to implement a sustainable drinking water solution at Imurtot Primary School in Kenya.
Absecon City Fire Company No. 1 volunteer, Jeffrey Ciccone, received the Achievement Award and $10,000 to go toward the fire company. Jerry L. Critelli Jr., also from Atlantic City Electric, won the Achievement Award and $10,000 for his fire company, Elwood Fire Rescue. And Adalberto “Bert” Lopez from Atlantic City Electric received the Achievement Award and $10,000 for Latino Motion, Public Affairs Media.
These employees were among more than 165 employees across the Exelon family of companies considered for the award by a selection committee of leaders from the local nonprofit community.
“These honorees really walk the talk on how each one of us can make a difference and improve the lives of those around us,” said Pepco Holdings President and CEO David Velazquez.
The Exelon Energy for the Community Employee Volunteer Awards program has awarded nonprofit organizations more than $1.3 million in the last decade. This year’s event – Exelon’s eleventh – awarded $200,000 to nonprofit organizations where the recipients currently volunteer. Pepco, Delmarva Power, and Atlantic City Electric employees were eligible to participate in the program for the first time this year, as a benefit of the merger with Exelon last year.