Empowering Communities

Celebrating those who give back

May 16, 2019

As a child, Brent Bryan dreamed of becoming a firefighter and someone people could rely on during a time of need. For the past eight years, he has done just that as a firefighter-EMS responder volunteer for Boone County Fire District. Bryan responds to 911 calls in the district that have a direct impact on protecting lives and property. He also leads the district’s philanthropic activities and is the treasurer of its 501(c)(3) non-profit.

Like Bryan, Nicole Brown is passionate about helping others. There is no limit to the heights she will climb to help her community.

For the past six years, Brown has participated in the Hustle Chicago charity climb, where participants scale 94 floors of the former John Hancock building in Chicago to raise funds for the Respiratory Health Association (RHA). As the team captain for the event, she provides training and climbing tips for the team. RHA’s mission is to prevent lung diseases, promote clean air and help people live better. To help educate the public on respiratory health, Brown speaks on panels about how lung diseases affected her family and advocates for policy change.

ComEd and its parent company Exelon have recognized Bryan and Brown for their dedication by presenting them the Energy for the Community Volunteer Award – the company’s highest honor for employee volunteerism and community commitment. Their hard work is paying off for their respective non-profit organizations (literally): Boone County Fire District #2 will receive a $10,000 donation from Exelon in Bryan’s honor, and the RHA will receive a $5,000 donation.

At ComEd, and across Exelon, employees step up to support of the communities where they live, work and play. Along with Bryan and Brown, 22 other Exelon employees will be recognized for their efforts. On their behalf, Exelon will donate a total of $200,000 to non-profit organizations around the U.S., all thanks to these volunteers who never stop powering lives.