President, PSEG Foundation and Director of Corporate Social Responsibility
Class of 2014

Calvin R. Ledford Jr. is President of the PSEG Foundation and Director of PSEG Corporate Social Responsibility. In this role, Mr. Ledford has oversight of the philanthropic areas of corporate citizenship: volunteerism, corporate giving and the Foundation’s programs operations. Prior to this role, Calvin’s over 30-year career at PSEG has allowed him to work extensively with communities and stakeholders all across our service territory.

The PSEG Foundation has been named one of the state’s top foundations by New Jersey Monthly Magazine. It is the philanthropic arm of PSEG and an established 501(c)(3) charitable organization, prioritizing investments in the environment, safety, emergency preparedness and disaster relief, STEM education and workforce development, diversity & inclusion, and the communities served by PSEG. In response to the coronavirus pandemic, PSEG and the PSEG Foundation supported the efforts of the health care community and organizations that support vulnerable groups, committing $2.5 million to support medical, social and economic needs of New Jersey communities. In June 2020, PSEG and the PSEG Foundation announced the launch of the new Powering Equity and Social Justice Initiative, which includes a $1 million commitment to support organizations that address equity, racial injustice and human rights in communities of color.

Mr. Ledford is very active in the community. He serves as chairman of the Newark Regional Business Partnership. He is also a board member of the Foundation of University Hospital, Education Foundation of the League of Municipalities and Leadership Newark. Mr. Ledford is a graduate of Hampton University. He is also a distinguished alumni of Leadership Newark and Lead New Jersey.