Home Local Maryland Government Announcement Originally published August 29, 2013

BGE to Present More Than $400,000 in Grants to Nearly 50 Central Maryland Nonprofit Organizations in Support of Environmental Stewardship Initiatives

Please see the attached media advisory and consider attending BGE’s upcoming press conference next week, on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013 at 10am. BGE will host the press conference to present nearly 50 local 501c3 nonprofit organizations with 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 with representatives from BGE and BGE Green Grant recipient organizations, along with Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Howard County Executive Ken Ulman and a representative from the Office of Anne Arundel County Executive Laura Neuman. 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


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:             Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013
                        10:00 a.m.


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 theBGE Green Grants program fulfills part of that commitment.

NOTE:              Please RSVP in advance to Rachael Lighty at or at410.470.7433.