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For Immediate Release


Chuck McDade

202-872-2680 (media hotline)

Pepco Making Deeper Impact Through Broad Community Partnerships and Support

Link to B-Roll: Pepco Volunteer Video

WASHINGTON, DC (April 20, 2023) — For Pepco, powering our communities goes well beyond providing safe and reliable energy service. Last year alone, Pepco contributed approximately $3.2 million to local nonprofits, while its employees volunteered more than 10,000 hours to help hundreds of organizations throughout the District of Columbia and Montgomery and Prince George's Counties in Maryland. These contributions are part of the company's commitment to making a positive community impact and being a good corporate partner for the areas where the company serves and where its employees live and work. 

For National Volunteer Month this April, Pepco and its employees will continue these efforts, celebrating all month with events across the area in support of local communities and organizations. These events further strengthen the company's commitment to power a cleaner and brighter future for its customers and communities.

"From employee volunteering and corporate philanthropy to energy assistance and workforce development, we are working to meet the needs of our communities and customers with a key focus on under-resourced areas of the District of Columbia and Montgomery and Prince George's Counties in Maryland," said Marisa Slaten, director of Corporate Community Impact for Pepco Holdings, which includes Pepco. "We have more to do and will continue partnering with key organizations in the community to ensure we are fulfilling that commitment."

The interconnection of community outreach and engagement, corporate philanthropy and volunteerism, and economic development efforts is a key component of Pepco's broad support for local communities. As examples of these initiatives, in 2022, Pepco:

  • Partnered with workforce development programs such as the District of Columbia Infrastructure Academy (DCIA), which will graduate its 200th student in May of 2023.
  • Joined with key stakeholders that are helping foster the future energy workforce through STEM programs with area middle and high schools and through partnerships with Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU), community colleges and other major anchor institutions and partners across the District of Columbia and Montgomery and Prince George's Counties in Maryland.
  • Supported 11 local municipalities, recreational authorities, and nonprofits with $125,000 in funds to support open space preservation, improvements to parks and recreation resources, environmental conservation and innovative community resiliency projects.
  • Connected more than 31,000 customers with $48 million in energy assistance, supporting those that may be going through challenging times

"Our dedicated employees of Pepco are at the heart of our community impact," added Slaten. "The company's Powering Communities program helps connect employees with volunteer opportunities throughout Pepco's service area and recognizes their efforts." In 2022, 533 employees volunteered a combined total of more than 1,266 workdays through the program, helping support 176 different events.

Pepco's community giving focuses on organizations that help provide equal access to arts and culture and that educate customers about the energy industry and science. Pepco's community impact also includes organizations supporting community vibrancy, empowerment through sustainability, environmental and open space initiatives and those organizations that help foster the energy workforce of tomorrow. 

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