FACC’s NextGen Leaders Outreach Initiative
Excelsa De Jesus
FACC Young Ambassador (New York) - Excelsa is a young philanthropist, virtuoso performer, model, and beauty queen. She graduated from the American Musical And Dramatic Academy in Manhattan, NY majoring in Musical Theater. She was awarded by NY PIDC’s “Artist of Exceptional Ability,” as well as PACCAL’s “Entertainer of the Year.” Having done multiple solo concerts in NY, Florida, and the Philippines, Excelsa has shared the stage with famous celebrities such as Kristin Chenoweth in Broadway, Martin Nievera, Lani Misalucha, Pilita Corales, Regine and Ogie Alcacid, Gary Valenciano, Sarah Geronimo, Eric Santos, Morisette Amon, and Jose Marie Chan to name a few. Besides being the Miss Republic of the Philippines International 2018-2020, she has a very compassionate heart and makes annual trips to the Philippines for charity and missionary work. She uses her voice to uplift and inspires those around her to be the driving power of change.
Zoe Pualine Ticzon
FACC Young Ambassador For Community Affairs and Programming Events (New York City, NY) – Zoe is a digital advertising professional in New York City. Born and raised in the Philippines, she has always had a heart for big adventures. She studied Communication Arts in UST and moved to New York a year after college in hopes of making it in the Big Apple. Growing up she had a fascination with singing. Singing makes her feel better and helped her cope up with the stress of studies or work. So from time to time she records song covers and posts them on her SoundCloud account so people can listen and feel better with music too. Zoe also has cooking talents.
FACC Young Ambassador For Health Affairs and Programming Events (Ellicott City, Maryland) - Katrina is currently a sophomore Nursing Major at Stevenson University in Owings Mills and a consistent honor student. She began singing at the age of 4 and taking piano lessons at the age of 7 and has loved performing ever since. At Archbishop Spalding High School, she was a part of many vocal groups, she accompanied other choruses on the piano, and performed in Spalding Musical Theatre productions every year. She won the Accompanist Award at the Festival Music Competition in Virginia Beach, Virginia in 2016; the Maestro Award at the WorldStrides Music Competition in Nashville, Tennessee in 2017; and received the Outstanding Vocalist and Outstanding Musician Awards throughout all four years of high school. At the end of her senior year in 2019, she won the Best Supporting Actress in a Musical Award from the Cappies of Baltimore for her performance as the Drowsy Chaperone in “The Drowsy Chaperone.” At Stevenson University, she won first place at “Stevenson’s Got Talent” and top four competitors in the grand finals of the Baltimore Loves Talent on ABC WMAR 2. Throughout the first few months of quarantine, she was chosen to sing in a handful of virtual singing events and competitions. For the past few years, she has also been performing at many charitable organizations including FACC events. She also loved powerlifting as part of her health and wellness interests.
FACC Young Ambassador For Community and Programming Events (Manassas, VA) - Charmaine has been singing since she was little but started to perform in front of people participating in the 2018 ISA -Miss Teen Philippines America-Pageant. Since then she has had wonderful opportunities to have opened Concerts for Maja Salvador, Jaya, Aegis, David Pomeranz, Piolo & Inigo Pascual, Ariel Rivera, Bamboo, Tekla & Donita Nose & to Name a few. For those performances, Charmaine played the piano and guitar which she learned while growing up & she also plays Ukelele. She is one of the vocalists of Friction Live Band & her main choice of music genre is R&B and soul. Charmaine and her mom, Magge, have been fundraising by hosting virtual singing performances at many charitable organizations including FACC.
FACC Young Ambassador For Community and Programming Events (Leesburg, VA)- Lorenzo is from Ashburn, Virginia. He has a passion for theatre and has starred in several theatrical productions in Northern VA for the past 5 years. He is a Junior at Briarwood High School and is currently an active member and participant of the School's Chorus and Theatre program. He is proud of his Filipino heritage and is very excited to be part of FACC’s mission to help people with cancer.