Please see the media advisory below and consider tomorrow’s press conference with BGE, County Executive Ken Ulman, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and nearly 50 local nonprofit organizations. At the press conference, BGE will present grants totaling more than $400,000, in support of environmental stewardship across central Maryland. There will be great video, photo, b roll and interview opportunities. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you there.
BGE to Present More Than $400,000 in Grants to Nearly 50 Central Maryland Nonprofit
Organizations in Support of Environmental Stewardship Initiatives
New grant program recognizes long-standing company support of environmental preservation and protection and
provides grants of up to $10,000 to local nonprofit organizations that are committed to environmental stewardship
Total 2013 BGE charitable giving tops more than $2.2 million to 150 organizations across central Maryland
Interview, b roll and photo opportunities available
WHO: BGE President and Chief Executive Officer Kenneth W. DeFontes Jr.
Howard County Executive Ken Ulman
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Baltimore City
Representative from the Office of Anne Arundel County Executive Laura Neuman
Representatives from nearly 50 central Maryland nonprofit organizations, which focus on energy efficiency, conservation, education, pollution prevention and environmentally focused community activism.
WHAT: This year, as part of BGE’s long-standing commitment to environmental stewardship, the company launched the BGE Green Grants program, a new program designed specifically for local 501c3 nonprofit organizations committed to improving and making a positive impact on the environment throughout central Maryland. Eligible organizations were encouraged to apply for a single grant of up to $10,000. During the press conference, more than $400,000 will be distributed to nearly 50 organizations, which represent Anne Arundel County, Baltimore City, Baltimore County and Howard County. In addition to remarks from BGE and the local elected officials, representatives from Living Classrooms Foundation, Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay and The Howard County Conservancy will also discuss the impact the BGE Green Grants will have on their organization and community.
WHEN: Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Museum
1417 Thames Street
Baltimore, MD 21231
WHY: As part of its commitment to building strong communities in central Maryland, BGE supports environmental enhancement initiatives through the BGE Green Grants program. 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 energy efficiency and assistance, the environment, education, economic and community development, and emergency response and safety.
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 commitment to the BGE Green Grants program fulfills part of that commitment.