For Immediate Release
BALTIMORE (Nov. 27, 2018) – BGE today celebrated 37 recipients of its second annual Bright Ideas Teachers' Grants. These grants support K-12 teachers working to expand innovative ideas for academic enhancement and workforce development in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines.
"We are excited to support the extraordinary teachers in our service area who work tirelessly to bring innovative learning opportunities to young people. These grants can make the difference in classrooms since many unique ideas often need a bit of extra funding," said Valencia McClure, vice president of governmental and external affairs and corporate relations for BGE. "We announce these grants on Giving Tuesday to reinforce BGE's commitment to the community and also encourage others to give what they can to better our neighborhoods."
K-12 in-classroom teachers at schools located within BGE's service area are eligible to apply for a BGE Bright Ideas Teachers' Gran. The grants of up to $500 support in-classroom projects that support science, innovation, energy efficiency, or the environment.
During the past five years, BGE has provided approximately $25 million in philanthropic support to communities throughout its service area, with more than $1 million invested annually in electric and natural gas safety awareness, scholarships, workforce training and youth development.
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.