For Immediate Release
Jarrett Carter Sr.
BGE Recognizes Giving Tuesday by Awarding $25,000 to Support Teachers’ ‘Bright Ideas’
BALTIMORE (Nov. 29, 2017) –
Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE) yesterday announced 55 recipients of its inaugural
Bright Ideas Teachers’ Grants program.
Created to support Kindergarten-12th Grade teachers in securing valuable teaching and learning tools, the grants help to expand innovative ideas for academic enhancement and workforce development in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. Teachers throughout BGE’s service area submitted project proposals to receive up to $500 in funding.
“We are honored to support such a robust portfolio of learning opportunities for our young people, specifically for deserving out-of-the-box initiatives which are often just outside of school budgets,” said Valencia McClure, vice president of governmental and external affairs and corporate relations for BGE. “We chose Giving Tuesday to make this announcement to further reinforce BGE’s commitment to employee volunteerism and corporate social responsibility. We expect that this program will continue to grow and benefit our extraordinary teachers and the communities we serve throughout central Maryland.”
The winners were revealed at TouchPoint Baltimore, a neighborhood-based collaboration center where non-profit organizations provide an array of community services. The variety and scope of the proposals allowed all eligible submissions to receive full financial support this year.
In partnership with Exelon shareholders, BGE supports programs that deliver measurable and sustainable impact in the areas of energy efficiency, the environment, education, economic and community development, and emergency response and safety.
During the past five years, BGE has provided approximately $25 million in philanthropic support of 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 energy delivery to more than 1.3 million electric customers and more than 680,000 natural gas customers in central Maryland. In the J.D. Power 2017, 2018, and 2019 Electric Utility Business Customer Satisfaction Studies SM BGE was ranked Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Business Electric Service in the East among Large Utilities. In the J.D. Power 2018 and 2019 Gas Utility Business Customer Satisfaction Studies SM BGE was ranked Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Business Natural Gas Service among utilities in the East Region. BGE is a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation (Nasdaq: EXC), the nation's leading competitive energy provider. Connect with BGE on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube, and engage with the latest BGE stories on bgenow.com.
Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (or "BGE") received the highest score in the East Region of the 2019 Gas Utility Business Customer Satisfaction Study and the East Large Segment of the 2019 Electric Utility Business Customer Satisfaction Study of gas and electric utility customer satisfaction among business customers. Visit jdpower.com/awards.