Calvin Butler: Power of Impact in the Community

Calvin Butler, President and Chief Executive Officer of Exelon, oversees 20,000 employees across six local energy companies. Together, the companies form the nation’s largest utility, serving approximately 10.6 million electric and gas customers in Delaware, the District of Columbia, Illinois, Maryland, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.butler bbj

This month, Butler has stepped into the role of Board Chairman for the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation, a national nonprofit organization based in Baltimore and created 23 years ago in memory of Cal Ripken, Sr. Our mission is to help strengthen America’s most underserved and distressed communities by supporting and advocating for children, building Youth Development Parks, partnering with law enforcement and youth service agencies, and addressing community needs, including installing STEM Centers through our national program initiatives.

"Together, we will open 81 Exelon Foundation-sponsored STEM Centers in underserved communities across our markets that offer opportunities for kids to learn about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math concepts that they can use in the classroom and in everyday life." - Calvin Butler

STEM learning is vital to our nation’s global competitiveness and economic growth, so providing at-risk communities with access to STEM education is a major priority of the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation. Over the last eight years, we have installed more than 500 fully equipped STEM Centers and provided curriculum for teachers/mentors in 23 states, giving over 200,000 students access to year-round STEM education. Our goal is to offer opportunities so every student can excel academically and learn about exciting careers in STEM-related fields.

To learn more about our program or how you can sponsor a STEM Center, please visit