Residential customers nominate local projects and causes through
Constellation's quarterly grant program
today announced 10 new community organizations for its quarterly Community
Champions grants program. During the second quarter of 2014,
Constellation donated $4,500 to community organizations in Maryland, New
Jersey, Georgia and Texas that support education, youth development and
"Constellation is proud to support our customers in their commitment to
making a difference in their local communities," said Bruce Stewart,
senior vice president and chief marketing officer for Constellation.
"Since December 2013, Constellation has provided over $40,000 in funding
to more than 100 organizations proposed by our residential electricity
and natural gas customers."
Constellation customer Gail Seelig used her $250 Community Champions
grant to help the Panther
Power Robotics Team at The
Academy of Our Lady of Peace in Providence, N.J., to purchase
materials to develop an invention which assists area police and first
responders to gauge water depth and open manholes in flood emergencies.
"Constellation's grant helped our students build science and technology
skills by supporting their invention in competition," said Seelig. The
Panther Power Robotics Team's invention earned regional and state First
Lego League (FLL) Robotics Championship awards and qualified to
compete at FLL's national tournament.
High School in Fort Worth, Texas, used its $500 Constellation
Community Champions grant to send students in its environmental science
course on a field trip to the Botanical
Research Institute of Texas, where the students and their mentors
learned about environmental career options and what they can do as
individuals to care for the environment.
"This is a great opportunity for our students," said Annie Chavez,
director of development and marketing at Cassata High School. "Many of
our students will be the first in their family to earn a high school
diploma, and our goal is to provide mentorship and enrichment
opportunities to help them achieve success. Because of the Community
Champions grant, we were able to provide a field trip that helped them
learn more about the environment, research and what they can do to make
Other winning Constellation customers used grants to host a junior
gardener event, support an anti-litter campaign and fund a volunteer
therapy program to increase youth literacy. A full list of projects can
be viewed here.
Customers are encouraged to go online to nominate their favorite local
project or cause. 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, and other community
causes may submit requests up to $250.
Constellation Community Champions grants are awarded on a quarterly
basis. The next deadline for submissions is August 1, 2014.
To learn more about the program, visit the Community
Outreach section of www.constellation.com.
The Constellation family of retail electricity and natural gas suppliers
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 2013 revenues of approximately $24.9 billion.
Headquartered in Chicago, Exelon has operations and business activities
in 48 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).