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Calvert Cliffs Employees Awarded for Volunteerism

June 7, 2017

Exelon Generation donates $35,000 to local nonprofits in name of nuclear energy plant employees as an award for ongoing volunteerism.
Exelon Generation is celebrating the volunteerism efforts of four Calvert Cliff’s employees as recipients of the 11th annual Exelon Energy for the Community Employee Volunteer Awards. The recipients were among 168 Exelon employees who submitted applications for evaluation by an external selection committee comprised of leaders from the nonprofit community, and are being honored for their volunteer efforts in 2016.
Thanks to the hard work and dedication of nuclear plant employees Patricia Pringle, Jim Piatt, Kathy Lagiewski and Terri Wise, Exelon will be donating $20,000 to Christmas in April Calvert County, $10,000 to the Solomons Boys and Girls Club and $5,000 to End Hunger Calvert.
“We are proud to work for a company that not only values volunteerism, but encourages and rewards employees for their efforts. Last year alone, Calvert Cliffs employees gave more than $250,000 to local organizations and spent many hours of their time volunteering,” says Calvert Cliffs Site Vice President Mark Flaherty.
“I am humbled and simply overwhelmed by this opportunity to give more back to the community. This award will go a long way in providing and improving some basic comforts that every family deserves. I am honored to be a member of the team of Exelon volunteers providing energy for the community!” said Pringle, senior engineering analyst for Calvert Cliffs and winner of the only $20,000 award given by Exelon as part of this program.
Pringle has been volunteering with Christmas in April for more than 25 years, first as a volunteer doing hands-on work and currently serving on the board of directors and various committees for the organization. The mission of Christmas in April is to preserve and revitalize houses. assuring that low income homeowners live in warmth, safety and independence. In 2016, the organization’s goal was to improve 50 homes and because of Pringle’s involvement along with the participation from other Exelon volunteers, the organization exceeded its goal by seven homes. In 2016, Exelon employees volunteered more than 3,000 hours with Christmas in April.
Jim Piatt, work week manager at Calvert and $10,000 award recipient, has volunteered at the Solomons Boys and Girls Club since 2011 and is a head coach for both the tackle and flag football teams.
“There is simply nothing more rewarding in one’s life than to know you have positively impacted a youth’s life. I absolutely love the sport I coach, but more than the game, I love being a positive influence in so many lives,” he said.
The Club will use the award to support families in need to afford the activities and to upgrade to new and safer athletic equipment for the children.
Calvert Cliffs’ Kathy Lagiewski, administrative assistant, and Terri Wise, IT analyst, are $5,000 award recipients and have been volunteering with End Hunger in Calvert County for more than five years. The mission of End Hunger in Calvert County is to ensure that more than 15,000 low income individuals have access to healthy food to feed their families. Lagiewsi and Wise led a team of 18 volunteers to compete in the End Hunger Dragon Boat Races and raised more than $5,000 dollars in 2016. The Exelon award will provide more than 30,000 pounds of food to supply meals for the 15,000 local residents End Hunger serves each year and help the organization expand warehouse services and maintain vital equipment necessary to distribute food.
In the last decade, the Exelon Energy for the Community Employee Volunteer Awards program has recognized 180 employees and contributed more than $1.3 million to nonprofit organizations. This year, Exelon is donating a total of $200,000 in cash grants to the nonprofit organizations where honorees volunteer.

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