For Immediate Release
BALTIMORE (Oct. 21, 2016) – Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE) was recognized for its commitment to central Maryland communities at the 33rd Annual Governor’s Service Awards held in Annapolis yesterday. The Maryland Governor’s Commission on Service and Volunteerism presented BGE with a citation for volunteerism and philanthropy as the company marks 200 years of service to the region.
“We are extremely grateful to be recognized by Governor Hogan, Lieutenant Governor Rutherford and the Governor’s Commission on Service and Volunteerism for the dedication of our company and its employees to community engagement and philanthropy," said Alexander G. Núñez, BGE’s senior vice president of regulatory and external affairs. "Giving back to the community is part of BGE’s culture and we are proud that this commitment has extended throughout our 200-year history.”
In 2016, BGE is contributing nearly $5 million to nonprofit organizations throughout its service area. Employees also volunteer more than 22,000 hours annually with nearly 200 community organizations. BGE’s parent company Exelon also maintains a longstanding tradition to community service. Last year employees across the company recorded nearly 129,000 hours of volunteer service – an Exelon record.
The Governor’s Commission on Service and Volunteerism was created and appointed by the Governor in 1994 and serves as a body of ambassadors for service and volunteerism in local communities. Governor Hogan appointed Anita Maddox Jackson, chief of staff to BGE CEO Calvin G. Butler Jr. to the Commission in January of this year.
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. To learn more about BGE’s community investments, visit bge.com.
BGE, founded in 1816 as the nation’s first gas utility, is Maryland’s largest natural gas and electric utility. Headquartered in Baltimore, BGE delivers power to more than 1.25 million electric customers and more than 650,000 natural gas customers in central Maryland. The company’s approximately 3,200 employees are committed to the safe and reliable delivery of natural 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. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter, YouTube and Flickr.