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Cunningham Among Pepco, Exelon Employees Honored for Volunteerism

Exelon has honored Pepco employee Moneka Cunningham for her community volunteer work.

Cunningham was honored on May 23 at the company’s “Energy for the Community Volunteer” awards luncheon, during which Exelon also announced a $10,000 charitable contribution that amplifies the work she does with the local nonprofit “Foundation for the Advancement of Music and Education.”

“Our charitable contributions and volunteerism help improve the quality of life for our customers and local communities,” said Dave Velazquez, president and CEO of Pepco Holdings. “This year’s award winners are shining examples of selflessness, kindness and passion, and the work we do as a company to power a cleaner and brighter future for our customers and communities.”

Cunningham, an external affairs manager, has been volunteering with FAME since 2014. Every year, FAME opens the door to music education and opportunity to more than 1,500 at-risk students.

At any given time, Cunningham can be found backstage encouraging the youth performers before they take the stage, at the front door greeting event attendees, or on the telephone thanking donors for their support. She also helps set up fundraising events and secures venues for students to perform.

In addition to 24 employees within the Exelon family of companies being recognized for their efforts, each of their nonprofit partners received grants from the company.

An external selection committee, comprised of leaders from the nonprofit community, selected these dedicated individuals for their volunteer efforts from among employees who submitted applications.

Since 2007, the awards program has recognized more than 170 employees and provided more than $1.2 million to their nonprofit partners.

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