Donor Spotlight: Baltimore Gas and Electric Company
In 2016, Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE) celebrated its 200th anniversary as the nation’s first gas utility in the country. With such deep roots in Maryland, BGE invests in organizations that support education, the environment, arts and culture, and community development programs. BGE has expanded its efforts in Carroll and Harford counties by partnering with organizations and programs that focus on children and education.
Young Audiences of Maryland is a natural partner for BGE. As Maryland’s leading arts-in-education organization, we are devoted to enriching the lives of Maryland’s youth through curriculum-aligned and culturally diverse arts programs. Young Audiences of Maryland is dedicated to ensuring that all communities, regardless of available resources or funding, have access to quality arts programs. In fact, with the support of public, private and individual sponsors, Young Audiences of Maryland is able to provide programs to hundreds of schools and community organizations throughout Maryland to ensure that all students have access to the arts. In 2016, with the support of BGE, we reached 11,711 students through 47 live performances and 185 in-depth workshops in underserviced communities in Carroll, Frederick, and Harford counties.
“BGE is proud to support Young Audiences of Maryland and its commitment to exposing children of all backgrounds to art, and using artistic expression as a means to promote diversity and inclusion,” said Denise D. Galambos, vice president of human resources for BGE and Young Audiences of Maryland board member. The great work that Young Audiences of Maryland is doing to help lift up our communities is extremely important and BGE is pleased to partner with such an organization.
Young Audiences of Maryland is grateful for BGE’s contribution to our work and for its commitment to the arts and education.