We thank ComEd and Exelon for their ongoing support – from hosting 2018’s Connected Women seminar to collectively raising 450 books for the Educare Chicago Library last year. This staunch partnership enables the Ounce to continue offering high-quality early childhood education and care to thousands of our youngest learners.
In February 2018, ComEd partnered with the Ounce to host the third annual Connected Women panel at Connected Women. Our Economic Future. Attended by hundreds of women, including members of the Exelon Women’s Network, ComEd President and CEO Anne Pramaggiore led a discussion with several of Chicago’s most influential women leaders. The discussion centered around how inclusive workplace practices and support for women in the workforce will drive growth and power innovation in the years ahead.
In the summer of 2018, the ComEd family again showed its generosity when it held a book drive to support the Educare Chicago Library. By utilizing book drop-off sites across the Chicagoland area, ComEd employees collectively donated 450 new books to the library, in addition to financial support that helped power all of the library’s activities, from reading groups to family engagement.
In April 2019, ComEd stepped up again in support of the Ounce Annual Luncheon, joining an inspiring group of nearly 100 sponsors and hundreds of supporters from Chicago’s civic, business and philanthropic communities. That support contributed to the most successful year since the Annual Luncheon’s inception in 2001, raising $1.3 million in support of quality early childhood education.