Baltimore, Md. — Feb. 22, 2016 —Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE) employees volunteered 22,433 hours in 2015, dedicating time and energy to 211 nonprofit organizations across central Maryland.
Activities ranged from helping kindergarten students learn to read to preparing meals for families with seriously ill children to maintaining the Chesapeake Bay Oyster Garden. Employees also shared their time and talents by serving as board members for 130 local nonprofits.
“Our employees believe that investing time in their communities is a necessary and worthwhile endeavor, and we see the benefits of this investment every day,” said Valencia McClure, BGE’s director of communications and corporate relations. “We continue to be proud of the hard work and commitment of the BGE family.”
In addition to investing their time, BGE employees also supported their favorite causes with financial contributions. The company’s 2015 United Way employee giving campaign raised more than $830,000 through employee donations and company matching dollars.
BGE also directed parent company shareholder dollars to local organizations that improve the quality of life for central Maryland residents. The company contributed $4.5 million in 2015 to more than 300 nonprofit organizations that focus on the environment, arts and culture, neighborhood development, education and emergency services.
Among plans for community engagement in 2016, BGE’s 200th anniversary year, employees will join with community organizations across the service area to create and install 100 mosaics through a partnership with Art with a Heart. To learn more about this project, click here.
To learn more about BGE’s ongoing charitable activities, click here.