Jackson heads BGE's charitable-giving panel

Maryland Watch

January 23, 1996

Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. has appointed Anita Maddox Jackson as chairwoman of its corporate contributions committee. In that capacity, she will oversee all of the $8.1 billion utility's charitable efforts.

Last year, the BGE committee disbursed $4.5 million to the United Way of Central Maryland, the Baltimore Center for the Performing Arts, Towson State University, the Enterprise Foundation and other groups, ranking it as one of the largest corporate-sponsored philanthropic organizations in the state.

BGE, through shareholder authorization, typically distributes 1 percent to 2 percent of its annual net earnings to charity. The 1995 figure was 1.6 percent, said Arthur J. Slusark, a BGE spokesman.

Ms. Jackson has worked at BGE since 1983, most recently as a supervisor in the marketing and sales division. "Anita brings to the position a breadth and depth of knowledge of the company and the community," said Gary Fuhrmann, BGE's director of management and regulatory affairs. "She will play a key role in further defining and strengthening BGE's philanthropic efforts."

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