For Immediate Release
BALTIMORE (Oct. 31, 2014) – Each year, thousands of workers are disabled by on-the-job injuries in Maryland. In an effort to promote safety and to support families of injured workers, Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE) sponsored the 11th Annual Kids’ Chance of Maryland, Inc. Gala Fundraiser, held at the B&O Railroad Museum this week. A supporter of Kids’ Chance of Maryland, Inc. for many years, BGE is proud to continue its long-standing commitment to and support of the Kids’ Chance of Maryland, Inc. scholarship program.
"At BGE, the safety of our employees and customers is our top priority. Kids’ Chance of Maryland, Inc. provides an opportunity for children whose parents have been catastrophically or fatally injured on the job to pursue their educational goals, and we’re proud to support this cause," said Calvin G. Butler Jr., chief executive officer for BGE. "BGE employees often work in dangerous and hazardous conditions. Therefore, we understand the importance of every employee coming into work safely and returning home safely."
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, economic development, environment 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. BGE’s support of the Annual Kids’ Chance of Maryland, Inc. Gala Fundraiser and Scholarship Program helps fulfill that commitment.
For more information on BGE’s commitment to charitable giving and volunteerism, visit bge.com/giving.
BGE, headquartered in Baltimore, is Maryland’s largest gas and electric utility, delivering power to more than 1.2 million electric customers and more than 655,000 natural gas customers in central Maryland. The company’s approximately 3,400 employees are committed to the safe and reliable delivery of gas and electricity, as well as enhanced energy management, conservation, environmental stewardship and community assistance. BGE is a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC), the nation’s leading competitive energy provider, with 2013 revenues of approximately $24.9 billion. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter, YouTube and Flickr.