ACE External Affairs Specialist Ken Mosca and his wife founded FACES 4 Autism
in 2001 after their son was diagnosed at 18 months. At that time, services in the area were extremely limited, so they started FACES - not just for their son, but for every family that had limited options. FACES is dedicated to improving the lives of individuals with autism through social opportunities and programs that foster self-advocacy, independence and dignity.
The organization provides autism education and resources to families and educators in the South Jersey area, touching more than 500 families each year. Ken is the primary fundraiser for FACES and started its signature fundraising event, Stand Up 4 Autism
. He attends many public events and private meetings with governmental officials to advocate for families throughout the Atlantic, Cape May and Ocean Counties of New Jersey.
The Merit Award grant will be used to fund many FACES programs, including Family Day at the Cape May Zoo, education and support groups for teens, parents, and adults living with autism, in-service programs for school teachers, and a summer camp for kids ages 12 and under with autism.
About the Exelon Energy for the Community Employee Volunteer Awards Program
Each year, Exelon makes grants totaling $200,000 in honor of 24 outstanding employee volunteers for their work in the community. Nonprofits will receive grants of $5,000, $10,000 or $20,000. Since 2007, the Awards Program has recognized almost employees and provided more than $1.5 million to their nonprofit partners.
At Exelon, individual initiative drives our success.
Volunteerism is part of who we are. Our employees are purpose-driven in their work – as well as in their free time. In 2017, 7,808 Exelon employees spent more than 210,000 hours volunteering with nonprofits in the diverse communities we serve. We encourage them to track their hours so we can recognize and reward their work.