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For Immediate Release


Rachael Lighty

BGE Celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month in Support of Diverse and Inclusive Communities, Customers and Employees

Company recognizes National Hispanic Heritage Month and acknowledges the contributions, traditions and cultures of Hispanic Americans with events and community service projects

BALTIMORE (Oct. 14, 2014) — In celebration and support of the 2014 National Hispanic Heritage Month, Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE) recently wrapped up a series of events for employees and customers in recognition of the contributions, traditions and cultures of Hispanic Americans. BGE’s long-standing commitment to diversity and inclusion involves supporting the communities the company serves through philanthropic giving, volunteer programs and economic development.

Throughout 2014, BGE has provided volunteer support and charitable contributions to Latino and Hispanic nonprofit organizations, including the Latino Providers Network, the U.S. Hispanic Youth Entrepreneur Education, the Mayor’s Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration and the Featherstone Foundation, in support of its signature computer literacy program, ‘Empowering Latinos: One Click at a Time.’

In addition, the company’s Baltimore chapter of the Organization of Latinos at Exelon (OLE), an employee resource group, has organized and participated in several volunteer, employee engagement and philanthropic events from Sept. 15 through Oct. 15, 2014. National Hispanic Heritage Month coincides with the anniversary of the independence of five Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. Mexico, Chile and Belize celebrate independence days on Sept.16, Sept. 18, and Sept. 21, respectively.

BGE is honored and proud to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month with its employees and customers throughout the central Maryland and has supported the following events:

  • Sept. 20 - Featherstone Foundation Celebration: Empowering Latinos One Click at a Time
  • Sept. 22 – Latino Providers Network Hispanic Heritage Luncheon
  • Sept. 25 - Baltimore City’s 8th Annual Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration
  • Oct. 3 – National Aquarium’s Hispanic Heritage Celebration
  • Oct. 4 – Anne Arundel Hispanic Health Festival
  • Oct. 6 – BGE volunteer event at the Esperanza Center. Volunteers organized a variety of donated items at the Center for families.

In addition to philanthropic and volunteer support, BGE continues to strengthen its support of a diverse and inclusive workforce. As such, BGE and parent company, Exelon, offer several Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) that support diversity and inclusion and serve as a resource to the corporation and its employees. These groups are integral to the companies’ diversity and inclusion strategy, as they

strengthen employee links, raise awareness, share knowledge, provide perspectives, improve recruitment, promote personal growth and serve as a forum for education, communication and professional development. Externally, they work to strengthen corporate citizenship, alert Exelon to new market opportunities and build ties to the communities in which the organization operates. The groups are self-initiated, voluntary, corporate-wide, free of charge and inclusive to all employees. Current ERGs represent various communities, including:

  •  African Americans
  •  Latinos
  •  Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgendered Individuals
  •  Women
  •  Military/Veterans
  •  Developing Young Professionals
  •  Asian Americans
  •  Environmental Focused

Since its founding nearly 200 years ago, BGE has played an integral role in working with Maryland communities to address economic development, public safety, civic issues and other initiatives that help enhance our neighborhoods. 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.

BGE’s corporate citizenship aligns with that of its parent company, Exelon Corporation. As part of Exelon’s merger in March 2012, Exelon and its subsidiaries have committed to maintain charitable giving of an average of $7 million per year in Maryland, including BGE’s service area, for the next 10 years. Year-to-date, BGE has contributed more than $2.2 million to 150 charitable organizations throughout central Maryland, helping to enrich the diverse communities it serves.

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