Dresden Station employees in Morris give back in 2019

Employees of Exelon’s Dresden, LaSalle and Braidwood Stations donated $537,000 in 2019, as a part of this year’s Employee Giving Campaign. Those employees also volunteered more than 4,600 hours throughout the year.

In 2019, Exelon Generation employees across the country pledged a combined $3.1 million to 849 different charities. For every dollar pledged by employees, the Exelon Foundation donated 50 cents to their local United Way, bringing the total donation to more than $4.6 million.

“It’s truly neighbors taking care of neighbors,” said Karen Nall, executive director of the Grundy County United Way. “You can feel that giving back is ingrained in the Exelon culture, and employees do that in so many ways – through donations but also by giving their time and talent in the form of labor and volunteerism.”

Employees at Dresden Generating Station in Morris pledged $185,000 to charities including the Coal City Food Pantry, Grundy Area Pads, Grundy Area Hospice, Illinois Valley Industries, Morris Community Foundation, Special Connections of Grundy County, Sunrise Center, We Care of Grundy County and United Way of Grundy, Will and LaSalle counties.

Those employees also contributed 1,472 volunteer hours to local charitable organizations.

“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.”