Civic & Community Outreach

A Purpose That Includes Everyone

PJM works to ensure our social responsibility efforts reflect the values of the diverse communities we serve. Likewise, our employees support a wide variety of organizations that reflect their unique energy and passion for particular causes.

Here are some of the organizations and efforts PJM employees have supported:

  • A Haven
  • Alzheimer’s Association
  • American Association of Blacks in Engineering
  • American Association of People with Disabilities
  • American Red Cross
  • Chester County Food Bank
  • Dave Thomas Adoption Foundation
  • Food Bank of Delaware
  • Foundation of Fallen Lineman
  • Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania
  • Laurel House
  • Little Sisters of the Poor
  • Living Beyond Breast Cancer
  • Mary's Shelter
  • Norristown Hospitality Center
  • Pennsylvania SPCA
  • Philabundance
  • Philadelphia Education Fund
  • PHL-COVID-19 Fund
  • Phoenixville Women’s Outreach
  • The Grayson School
  • The National Girls Collaborative Project
  • Williamson College of the Trades
  • Women in Transition
  • Women's Council on Energy and the Environment

"PJM’s success depends on our commitment to our Core Values, our commitment to teamwork and our culture of caring, respect and communication. We will continue to be guided by these principles." - Manu Asthana – President & CEO

“We are keeping health and well-being at the forefront of our decision-making as we respond to the pandemic. Keeping the lights on is job number one. Without question, the entire PJM team has responded with outstanding dedication, sacrifice and perseverance. Those that have worked on-site, some in full sequestration, have sacrificed tremendously to ensure business continuity and grid reliability.” - Mike Bryson – Senior Vice President – Operations

“The Executive Team and I are personally dedicated to creating a more inclusive work environment. We ask each and every employee to help by practicing PJM’s Core Values – Integrity, Communications, Accountability, Respect and Excellence. Making sure that every voice is heard and valued is the standard by which we must hold ourselves accountable every day and in every situation.” - Nora Swimm – Senior Vice President – Corporate Client Services

“At PJM, we are asking ourselves what bold and compelling actions we can take to address our needs and the needs of the greater PJM community. Our diversity strategy is built on three pillars: workforce diversity, workplace inclusion and community accountability. We will take action to build upon these pillars and continue to foster a work environment that champions our differences, just as we champion the differences within our footprint and in the communities around us.” - Asim Haque – State & Member Services, and Executive Sponsor of the Diversity & Inclusion Council

“Inclusion is not only having a seat at the table but having your opinions and thoughts valued and respected.” - Francine Murphy – Senior Analyst I – Market Settlements Development, and D&I Council Member

“As D&I Council chair, I am excited to build relationships internally and externally to benefit PJM DEI efforts. I believe DEI changes can start small with open conversations within our networks: our families, our friends, our neighbors and our PJM peers and community. I am dedicated to recommending and participating in DEI initiatives to support PJM’s DEI strategy.”
- Anita Patel – Sr. Manager, - Credit Risk, Credit Risk & Collateral Management, and D&I Council Chair