When businesses partner with the arts, they partner with the whole city. As Pennsylvania’s largest electric and natural gas utility company, PECO, based in Philadelphia, has a long-standing commitment to arts and culture. In fact, the company invests more than $1 million in the performing and visual arts in the Greater Philadelphia region each year. For this tremendous dedication to the arts, PECO was recognized as a BCA 10: Best Businesses Partnering with the Arts in America honoree in 2014.
“At PECO, we celebrate the arts, and the major role they play in human development and economic impact in the Greater Philadelphia area,” said Craig Adams, president and CEO.” Every day, we put our energy into organizations and programs that make the arts more accessible to a wider audience.”
Through PECO-sponsored programs, people of all ages and backgrounds have an opportunity to enjoy and experience the arts throughout the Greater Philadelphia region. PECO is a longtime sponsor of arts events such as Philadelphia’s Free First Sundays at The Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia and various free summer concert series in the suburban six-county area. They also support many renowned arts organizations, including Pennsylvania Ballet, Philadelphia Orchestra, Mann Center for Performing Arts and People’s Light and Theater Company.
In 2015, the company is proud to sponsor exhibitions like “Horace Pippin” The Way I See It” at the Brandywine River Museum. This exhibit showcases the work of one of the most prolific American artists of the 20th century. PECO also helped bring hundreds of Mongolian artifacts to Philadelphia by sponsoring “Genghis Khan: Bring the Legend to Life” at The Franklin Institute.
PECO also celebrates arts and diversity year round through the PECO Multicultural Series at Penn’s Landing in Philadelphia. With festivals devoted to Hispanic, Southeast Asian, African-American culture and more, the PECO Multicultural Series reflects the great diversity of the customers and communities PECO serves.
Thanks to PECO's support, an exhibit of the acclaimed American Hands photo project by Sally Wiener Grotta will be on display at the Ludington Library in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, through June 15. Learn more.