For Immediate Release
BGE is also a sponsor of the Baltimore Concert Opera’s presentation of "This Little Light of Mine" in honor of Black History Month
BALTIMORE, (Jan. 30, 2015) – Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE) and parent company Exelon’s African-American Resource Alliance (EAARA) Baltimore Chapter are celebrating Black History Month by supporting local arts, educational and diversity events in February that honor those who have shaped the past and those who are continuing to shape the future. This year’s programs and events highlight the contributions of African Americans to the Greater Baltimore, central Maryland and Washington, D.C. regions. This year’s events include:
In addition, BGE is a sponsor of the Baltimore Concert Opera’s presentation of "This Little Light of Mine," in honor of Black History Month. "This Little Light of Mine" was originally commissioned by Cincinnati Opera and written and performed by soprano Adrienne Danrich. This poignant, multimedia "live documentary" is an inventive one woman musical tribute honoring the groundbreaking careers of two African-American opera legends who overcame many racial barriers from the Jim Crow era through the Civil Rights Movement to become international opera stars. Marian Anderson became the first African-American singer to perform at The Metropolitan Opera House and Leontyne Price would take that torch and carry it to The Metropolitan Opera and the most prestigious opera houses around the world.
EAARA is one of Exelon’s Employee Network Groups (ENGs), which support diversity and inclusion, bring insight to Exelon’s strategies and goals and serve as a resource to the corporation and its employees. The groups are self-initiated, voluntary, corporate-wide and inclusive. Current ENGs represent various communities, including African-Americans; Latinos; Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgendered Individuals; Women; Military/Veterans; and Asian Americans.
BGE proudly celebrates diversity year-round through charitable giving and volunteer support to programs and organizations that support diversity in the communities the company serves. To learn more about BGE’s charitable and volunteer efforts, visit bge.com/giving.
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 with a focus on the areas of education, arts and culture, the environment and community development.
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.