Constellation celebrates Giving Tuesday today by announcing the recipients of its Community Champions grants, a program that allows Constellation residential electricity and natural gas supply customers to nominate a local project or cause for grant funding. Nearly $30,000 in funding was awarded to 66 community projects in Maryland, New Jersey, Georgia and Texas. For the complete list of grant recipients, click here. “We’d like to recognize our customers for their commitment to making a difference,” said Joseph Nigro, CEO of Constellation. “Constellation is proud to help invest in their efforts and improve the quality of life in the communities we serve.” Constellation customer Elena Penso applied for funding on behalf of the Yes Prep East End School in Houston. The school received a $500 Community Champions grant to start a Little Free Library program. “Our school serves a low income area in Houston’s East End District, where many students and parents do not have easy access to books,” Penso said. “This grant will help us provide on-site access to engage parents, students and the East End community in reading activities.” Constellation Community Champions grants are awarded on a quarterly basis. The next deadline for submissions is Feb. 1, 2014. The 2014 program is open to Constellation customers in Maryland, New Jersey, Georgia and Texas. To apply, visit www.constellation.com/communitychampions and have your account number on hand to identify you as a Constellation customer. Community-based efforts focusing on education, youth and the environment are eligible for funding. Designated 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations are eligible for requests up to $500. Other community causes are eligible for requests up to $250. To learn more about the program, visit the Community Outreach section of www.constellation.com. About Constellation The Constellation family of retail electricity and natural gas suppliers ( www.constellation.com), are subsidiaries of Exelon Corp., and are leading competitive retail suppliers of power, natural gas and energy products and services for homes and businesses across the continental United States. Constellation’s retail businesses serve more than 100,000 business and public sector customers, including more than two-thirds of the Fortune 100, and nearly one million residential customers. Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC) is the nation’s leading competitive energy provider, with 2012 revenues of approximately $23.5 billion. Headquartered in Chicago, Exelon has operations and business activities in 47 states, the District of Columbia and Canada. Exelon is one of the largest competitive U.S. power generators, with approximately 35,000 megawatts of owned capacity comprising one of the nation’s cleanest and lowest-cost power generation fleets. The company’s Constellation business unit provides energy products and services to approximately 100,000 business and public sector customers and approximately 1 million residential customers. Exelon’s utilities deliver electricity and natural gas to more than 6.6 million customers in central Maryland (BGE), northern Illinois (ComEd) and southeastern Pennsylvania (PECO).