For Immediate Release
BALTIMORE (Oct. 17, 2018) – BGE Chief Executive Officer Calvin G. Butler Jr. was awarded the 2018 Governor's Champion of Service Award from the Governor's Office of Service and Volunteerism at the 35th Annual Governor's Service Awards in Annapolis. Butler was recognized for his commitment to volunteerism in Maryland.
"I am extremely grateful to be recognized by Governor Hogan, Lieutenant Governor Rutherford and Van Brooks of the Governor's Commission on Service and Volunteerism for exemplifying the Governor's spirit of volunteerism," said Calvin G. Butler Jr, BGE's chief executive officer. "This award recognizes me, but is a broader tribute to BGE's 3,200 employees and speaks to the dedication they demonstrate every day to make a difference in the lives of our customers."
Exelon, BGE's parent company, has committed $35 million to Maryland nonprofits over the last five years and our employees volunteer 30,000 hours every year in Maryland with nonprofits that serve our communities to address economic development, public safety and civic issues to help enhance our neighborhoods.
The Governor's Commission on Service and Volunteerism was created and appointed by the Governor in 1994 and serves as a body of ambassadors for service and volunteerism in local communities. BGE previously received a citation for volunteerism and philanthropy in 2016.
Through the use of shareholder dollars, BGE supports programs that deliver measurable and sustainable impact in areas of education, environment, community development and arts and culture. To learn more about BGE's community investments, visit bge.com.
BGE, founded in 1816 as the nation's first gas utility and headquartered in Baltimore, is Maryland's largest natural gas and electric utility. The company's approximately 3,200 employees are committed to safe and reliable power delivery to more than 1.25 million electric customers and more than 650,000 natural gas customers in central Maryland, as well as enhanced energy management, conservation, environmental stewardship and community assistance. J.D. Power's 2017 Electric Utility Business Customer Satisfaction Study SM ranked BGE highest in customer satisfaction with business electric service in the east among large utilities. The company also has an estimated annual economic impact of $5 billion of output in its service area, supporting more than 9,500 local jobs and producing $923 million in labor income. BGE is a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC), the nation's leading competitive energy provider. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter, YouTube and Flickr.