Keep America Beautiful

Volunteer Spotlight

Paul Mefford
Dow employee - Propel to Excel Volunteer Project
Philadelphia, PA

Paul Mefford is the global operations learning and talent development leader at Dow, and leads the Propel to Excel program which is a group of 200 high performing young Dow employees from around the world. Paul has instilled a culture of leadership and volunteerism in these young professionals through Dow’s partnership with Keep America Beautiful. Paul and the Propel to Excel team participated in the Great American Cleanup with Keep Philadelphia Beautiful, Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, and the Mayor’s Office of Civic Engagement and Volunteer Service last Saturday. This enthusiastic group took action by cleaning up the grounds of Lonnie Young Recreation Center, repairing baseball field benches, installing shelving, painting interior walls, as well as painting fencing to aid in the community center revitalization.


Keep America Beautiful has a strong national network of affiliates and partners that work with millions of volunteers who take action in their communities. 


Our Mission
Engaging individuals to take greater responsibility for improving their community’s environment.