MAYS LANDING, N.J. (Sept. 23, 2020) – Atlantic City Electric has recognized four employees, Ronald Mascola, Sean Newlin, Sharon Roach and Karen Stanford, for their community volunteer work at the company’s virtual Powering Communities Employee Volunteer Awards. To recognize the employees’ hard work, Atlantic City Electric’s parent company, Exelon, announced a combined $20,000 in charitable contributions to the local nonprofits that the award winners support. During COVID-19, when the need for support is greater than ever, Atlantic City Electric and its employees have continued to find innovative ways to continue volunteering efforts and supporting local nonprofits.
“Our employee volunteers are the heart and soul of our efforts to give back to the communities we serve,” said Mellanie Kai Lassiter, senior manager of Corporate Relations for Pepco Holdings, which includes Atlantic City Electric. “Every year their contributions never cease to amaze and inspire, and I am so glad we can recognize them and their nonprofit partners through our Powering Communities program.”
This year’s Powering Communities Employee Volunteer Award winners were selected for their contributions toHammonton Volunteer Fire Company, Bianca’s Kids and Beautiful Gates Outreach Center.
- Ronald Mascola, of Hammonton, N.J., a senior field engineering technician, has served with the Hammonton Volunteer Fire Company No. 1 for 34 years, currently leading as its president. In addition to being active in fire and rescue operations, Mascola manages the daily operations of building maintenance, fundraising and personnel. He is the liaison between the fire company and the community and works to build strong partnerships. When the community is told to seek shelter, ride out the storm and stay indoors, and when the roads are impassable, that's when Mascola and his team get to work.
- Sean Newlin, of Clayton, N.J., a substation electrician, learned about Bianca’s Kids, an organization that grants wishes to children in need, when Bianca, a local 11-year-old girl, went missing. The small community of Clayton, N.J. was overrun by media while residents frantically searched and later learned that she was murdered. Following the tragedy, Bianca's Kids was formed. The organization worked hard to get the community park renamed in her memory. With the success of that project, and from that moment on, Newlin did everything he could to support the organization. He organizes personal fundraisers, enhances social media efforts, hosts an annual toy drive, and plans the annual Adopt a Foster Child for Christmas program, which provides more than 1,000 children with Christmas gifts. In 2018, Newlin was asked to join the Board of Directors.
- Sharon Roach, a business analyst, and Karen Stanford, a senior talent acquisition manager, both of Middletown, Del., work with Beautiful Gates Outreach Center to eliminate the spread of HIV/AIDS and improve the quality of life for those living with and affected by the disease. The duo can be found educating adults living with HIV/AIDS on transmission prevention strategies and outreach assistance and empowering them to become active members of the community. Roach and Stanford also prepare breakfast, purchase necessities and coordinate coat drives for members of the center. They actively participate in monthly trainings to enhance their knowledge of HIV prevention and serve as mentors to community members. In addition, they often present at HIV educational events geared toward women and girls.
This year, 24 employees across the Exelon family of companies were recognized for their efforts and their nonprofit partners each received grants from the company. An external selection committee, comprised of leaders from the nonprofit community, selected these dedicated individuals for their volunteer efforts. Since 2007, the awards program has recognized more than 240 employees and provided more than $1.5 million to nonprofit partners.
Through the Powering Communities program, hundreds of Atlantic City Electric employees volunteer annually to support initiatives including arts and culture, community development, environmental sustainability, and education initiatives that align with the company’s purpose of powering a cleaner and brighter future for its customers and communities.
In 2019, Atlantic City Electric contributed more than $1.3 million to local nonprofits, while its employees volunteered nearly 20,500 hours—which is more than 2,500 work days—to benefit approximately 300 organizations throughout southern New Jersey. Together, employees at Atlantic City Electric and the Exelon family of companies volunteered more than 250,000 hours with a variety of organizations across the country in 2019.
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