"Constellation Energy has been supporting the United Way for more than 80 years, and we welcome the opportunity to increase our participation by joining forces with a select group of charitable leaders under United Way's National Corporate Leadership program," said Mayo A. Shattuck III, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Constellation Energy. "Membership in the program enhances Constellation Energy's United Way partnership by cultivating strong philanthropic relationships with national and global corporations and broadening our involvement beyond our annual giving campaign. We look forward to expanding our commitment to providing valuable support within our local communities."
Constellation Energy employees embrace the company's culture of giving back to the community and support United Way's efforts to create meaningful changes in people's lives and to build stronger communities. In 2007, Constellation Energy and its employees contributed $5.1 million to United Way campaigns where it has operations, distinguishing the company as the largest corporate contributor to United Way campaigns in Central Maryland, Calvert County, Md., and Greater Oswego County, N.Y.
Constellation Energy employees also volunteered more than 1,000 hours of their time to United Way-sponsored fundraising and community outreach programs.
Through the NCL program, Constellation Energy will enhance its involvement with United Way by leveraging program benefits such as increased communication with local United Ways, campaign planning assistance, benchmarking techniques and networking and performance comparison opportunities with the 125 major corporations who are part of the program.
United Way NCL program members are national and global corporations that have 10,000 or more employees and national workplace giving campaigns. NCL member campaigns must total at least $2.5 million, with at least $1.5 million dedicated to United Way's community impact work. NCL members also partner with United Way beyond the workplace giving campaign, through volunteerism and other initiatives.
"Constellation Energy has been a long-standing and valued partner with United Way in communities across the country," said Brian Gallagher, president and chief executive officer of United Way of America. "We are excited to welcome Constellation Energy as a United Way National Corporate Leader and extend our partnership to the national level where we will continue to work together to create opportunities for a better life for all people."