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BGE Continues to Deliver ‘Energy for the Community’

BALTIMORE (Dec. 14, 2018) – BGE employees are on pace to log more than 26,000 hours of volunteer service with nonprofit organizations throughout the company's service area.  With a full slate of outreach events scheduled throughout the rest of December, BGE's year-round 'Energy for the Community' program peaks during the holiday season. 

"For BGE, giving back during the holidays really emphasizes the spirit of the season and underscores our responsibility to support and strengthen the communities we serve," said Valencia McClure, vice president of governmental and external affairs and corporate relations for BGE. "The company has a strong culture of service that resonates with our customers and the communities we serve throughout the entire year." 

By participating in close to 300 volunteer projects this year, employees donated their time and energy to local charities in a variety of ways, from assisting with food preparation, to tutoring students at low income schools.  In addition to volunteering, employees (and retirees) have contributed more than $1.3 million dollars through BGE's annual Employee Giving Campaign, with individual pledges, work-site fundraisers, and contributions matched by BGE's parent company, Exelon Corporation, directed to local United Way campaigns.

On Dec. 2, BGE senior vice president of regulatory and external affairs Alex Núñez, Annapolis Mayor Gavin Buckley, and kids of all ages gathered to ring in the holidays at the Annapolis Chocolate Binge Festival. BGE is a third-year sponsor of the event, and along with volunteering also provided LED lights for the West Street Holiday Lights Canopy.

This year's BGE employee-supported holiday projects also include:

  • Volunteering at the Festival of Trees sponsored by the Kennedy Krieger Institute which dedicates its research, hospital, and school facilities to helping children and adolescents with disorders of the brain and spinal cord. 
  • Serving dinner to homeless neighbors at the Baltimore Station coordinated by members of the Baltimore chapter of Exelon Militaries Actively Connected (EMAC).
  • Adopting more than 725 "Angels" as part of the Salvation Army Angel Tree program that provides gifts of new clothing and toys to thousands of area children. The Exelon family of companies based in Baltimore is Maryland's largest corporate partner in the program.
  • Packing meals for Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland.
  • Volunteering at Art with a Heart Lunch & Craft event completing art to be used to create pop-art inspired trash cans.
  • Wrapping gifts that will be given during the Salvation Army's Angel Tree program at Salvation Army Elf Night. 
  • Volunteering at Our Daily Bread, a Catholic Charities hot meal program, that serves breakfast to seniors and people with disabilities.
  • Volunteering at gift giving event at Mercy Medical Center.  
  • Helping prepare and serve breakfast to residents of the Ronald McDonald House.
  • Serving meals to the clients of My Sister's Place Women's Center.

BGE's 'Energy for the Community' engages employees from all parts of the company and recognizes the importance of their efforts in building relationships with our customers and communities to make a positive and lasting impact.  Local nonprofit organizations are encouraged to log on to BGE Employee Volunteering for more information.

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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 energy delivery to more than 1.25 million electric customers and more than 650,000 natural gas customers in central Maryland. In the J.D. Power 2017 and 2018 Electric Utility Business Customer Satisfaction Study SM  BGE was ranked Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Business Electric Service in the East among Large Utilities. In addition, in the J.D. Power 2018 Gas Utility Business Customer Satisfaction Study SM   BGE received Best in Customer Satisfaction with Business Natural Gas Service in the East. 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.

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