- Bakhtavar Mody Wykpisz, manager of Support Services for BGE for her work with the Believe In Tomorrow Children's Foundation
- Carolyn (Sue) Ziegler, senior training specialist for BGE for her work with - The Friends of the Howard County Library Inc.
Carolyn (Sue) Ziegler, senior training specialist - The Friends of the Howard County Library Inc.Howard County Library System (HCLS) Project Literacy is a highly successful adult basic education initiative made possible by grant funding from the Maryland State Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation, Friends of the Howard County Library, and Exelon. Sue has been volunteering with Project Literacy since 1990. Through 26 years of one-on-one teaching with the program, she has acquired extensive knowledge on teaching strategies, characteristics of adult students, and obstacles that could impede their learning. The award from Exelon will be used for classroom materials, and to supplement the costs of tutoring hours. There is a waiting list for students each year, and with the increase of funds, the program will be able to add placements. In 2016, BGE employees volunteered more than 20,000 hours with local community organizations and served as board members for more than 130 local nonprofits. By giving their time and talent, BGE employees help these organizations achieve their goals and make our communities a better place to live and work. BGE , founded in 1816 as the nation's first gas utility, is Maryland's largest natural gas and electric utility. Headquartered in Baltimore, BGE delivers power to more than 1.25 million electric customers and more than 650,000 natural gas customers in central Maryland. The company's approximately 3,200 employees are committed to the safe and reliable delivery of natural gas and electricity, as well as enhanced energy management, conservation, environmental stewardship and community assistance. The company also has an estimated annual economic impact of $5 billion of output in its service area, supporting more than 9,500 local jobs and producing $923 million in labor income. BGE is a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC), the nation's leading competitive energy provider. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter , YouTube and Flickr .