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Columbia Gas of Maryland presents $2,000 to local, non-profit BEACON House, Inc. in support of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) education and programming

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Columbia Gas of Maryland employees met at Cascade Elementary School recently to present a $2,000 donation to non-profit BEACON House, Inc. in support of the organization’s STEAM Works programming, encouraging hands-on, creative learning in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) education. The NiSource Charitable Foundation, parent company of Columbia Gas, funded the contribution.

BEACON House, Inc. is a local non-profit, providing STEAM resources to minorities, low-income families and those that may experience gaps in education. The organization specializes in providing STEAM curriculum, consulting and professional development to community members, families and students.

“At BEACON House, Inc. we focus on student interests,” said BEACON House, Inc. Founder & Chief Executive Officer Tony Williams. “STEAM Works is a community outreach program for youth ages 3 - 18 years old and their parents. This year alone, we estimate the program will directly benefit 130 children and families in Washington County.”

“Columbia Gas actively encourages all young people to take an interest in STEAM education and activities,” said Columbia Gas of Maryland Operations Center Manager Dave Yates. “We believe investing in the lives of youth is one of the best ways to enhance the quality of life for our entire community.”

STEAM Works programming is currently offered at Mulberry Lofts and Cascade Elementary School. For more information regarding BEACON House, Inc., their services and how to get involved, visit 

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