SUMMER 2016  

-Advancing Minorities  

 Interest in Engineering  

-Associated Black Charities

-Audubon Society

-Baltimore Area Council 

 Boy Scouts of America

-Baltimore Community  


-Baltimore Municipal 

 Golf Course Foundation

-Bowie State University  


-Business Volunteers  


-Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation

-Civic Works

-Clark School of  Engineering

-Center Stage

-Civic Works

-CollegeBound Foundation

-Community Action 

 Council of Howard County

-Downtown Partnership  

 of Baltimore

-Drexel Engineering  

 Advisory Council 

-Economic Alliance of  

 Greater Baltimore

-Enoch Pratt Free Library 

-Girl Scouts of 

 Central Maryland

-Greater Baltimore  


-Habitat for Humanity 

 of the Chesapeake

-Higher Achievement


-Kennedy Krieger Institute

-Leadership Maryland

-The League for People  

 with Disabilities

-Maryland Business  

 Roundtable for Education

-Maryland Chamber of  


-Maryland Corporate  


-The Maryland Zoo

-Meals on Wheels

-Polytechnic Institute

-St. Joseph Medical Center

-Stevenson University -  

 Presidents Advisory Board

-Towson University  


-United Way of Central  


-University of Maryland  

-University of Maryland  

 College Park ECE 

 Board of Advisors

-University of Maryland  

 Medical System

-University of Maryland School of Medicine

-Y of Central Maryland

BGE Celebrates Bicentennial by Leaving a Legacy

T wo hundred years!   
The anniversary of BGE's founding two centuries ago is certainly a cause for celebration, and this year has been full of special events and activities for our employees, customers and partners.  

We gathered with our families for BGE Employee Day at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore, joined customers for BGE days at the Orioles and sponsored Independence Day celebrations in communities across our service area, including the popular fireworks at Baltimore's Inner Harbor.   
We are also using this great milestone to confirm that one of the things we are proudest of at BGE -- our  investment in the Central Maryland community -- will continue for generations to come.  As part of our anniversary celebration, BGE is presenting three legacy gifts to our service area.  

First, our employees have been working with the nonprofit Art with a Heart and student volunteers to create 100 unique mosaics that incorporate "BGE 200" in their designs.  These mosaics will be installed at schools and community organizations throughout the area for beautification and inspiration. 

Second, we have collaborated with the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation to develop a ballpark in West Baltimore to be named the Eddie Murray Field at BGE Park in honor of the Baseball Hall of Famer and Baltimore Orioles legend.  The park will be home to James Mosher Baseball, the oldest continuously operating African-American youth baseball league in the country. Eddie Murray Field at BGE Park received additional financial support from Bon Secours Hospital, along with Ollie's Bargain Outlet, The Cupid Foundation, Under Armour, The State of Maryland and Fields, Inc.

Third, BGE will announce the details of our third legacy gift, a college scholarship program, later this year.
As we continue to support more than 300 regional nonprofits that enhance of the lives of our customers, this year BGE will donate a total of $5 million dollars in charitable gifts.  These gifts, and all of BGE's anniversary activities, are funded through shareholder dollars.
We invite you to learn more about BGE's anniversary celebration, our 200 years of community partnership and our ongoing commitment to Central Maryland by visiting  

Valencia A. McClure                                          
V ice President of Governmental  and External Affairs

(left to right) Steve Salem, President of the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation, Allen Meacham Sr. (a founder of James Mosher Baseball) and BGE CEO Calvin G. Butler Jr.

Members of Exelon's employee resource group Organization of Latinos at Exelon (OLE) create 12 of the 100 BGE anniversary mosaics.

Making History
Telling the story of a 200-year-old company is no easy feat. When BGE commissioned a coffee table book to chart the company's history, feature present-day operations and preview the future that current leaders envision, Lynn Hrdlick knew it would be no easy task. 
Hrdlick, BGE's principal corporate social responsibility specialist, served as project manager for the company's 200th anniversary celebration, including the creation of the commemorative book.
Lynn Hrdlick reviews the finished product.
"After 31 years, I thought I knew a lot about this company, but I soon found out I had only scratched the surface," she explained with a laugh.
Burt Kummerow and Mary Blair of History Works wer e up to the challenge of painstaking research, writing, e diting and proofreading.  It helped that Kummerow, former president and CEO of The Maryland Historical Society, is deeply immersed in Baltimore's history. "Remembering the past is important as a company moves toward its future," stated Kummerow.  
The extraordinary effort culminated in Moving Smart Energy Forward: 1816-2016, a
 147-page hardcover book filled with photos, stories and historical facts.
Blair, who provided writing and documentation support, called the BGE photos, documents and artifacts preserved by The Maryland Historical Society and The Baltimore Museum of Industry "essential" for the book's compilation.
"We're so fortunate to have the historical perspective of how BGE's values evolved over the centuries," said Blair. "Values and its people helped earn BGE a place as one of a very few venerable American companies surviving and thriving today."
On BGE's official 200th anniversary, June 17, 2016, each BGE employee received a copy of the book.  The company also provided copies to retirees and many community organizations.   
  "The book is a tribute to the thousands of employees who have worked for BGE for two centuries," said Hrdlick. "Many people came together to make this book something special," noted Hrdlick. "It's a wonderful keepsake."
Learn about BGE's evolution over the past 200 years by reading Moving Smart Energy Forward: 1816-2016 online

Anniversary Book authors Burt Kummerow (right) and Mary Blair (center) autograph Theresa King's book

30 Projects in 30 Days
BGE employees marked National Volunteer Week (April 10-16) during the designated week and throughout the entire month of April by participating in 30 service projects, with the goal of meeting customers' needs on a number of levels. 

Volunteer teams planted community gardens, prepared food for homebound individuals and helped rebuild homes, supporting organizations and programs that enhance the overall quality of life in the communities where BGE customers and employees live and work.

(Left) Richard Meeker Sr.  shows off his artwork to support St. Vincent de Paul.
(Right) Michael Barth checks dates and sorts items at the Maryland Food Bank.

(Left to right) Jack Murosko, Robert Matthews, Wendy Lenoir, Debra Mann and Eric Jacobson helped package food for those in need at Meals on Wheels.

(Left to right) Mitchell Solkowitz, Jeff Weatherholtz, and Luba Abrams plant a sustainable garden with the Community Action Council of Howard County.  

Members of BGE's Regulatory and External Affairs team mend fences and help beautify the Patterson Park Audubon Center