ExxonMobil and Employees Donate $2.37 Million to Louisiana Colleges and Universities
Twenty-two educational institutions in Louisiana to receive funds from a program that matches employee donations
More than $500 million donated to institutions across the nation since program began in 1962
Recipient organizations encouraged to support math and science initiatives
IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- ExxonMobil and its employees are donating $2.37 million to higher education institutions across Louisianaas part of the ExxonMobil Foundation's 2012 Educational Matching Gift Program.
ExxonMobil Foundation contributed unrestricted grants of $1.68 million to match donations of nearly $700,000 from employees, retirees, directors and surviving spouses.
The program matches donor pledges 3:1 up to $7,500 to qualified colleges and universities in the United States along with the American Indian College Fund, Hispanic Scholarship Fund and the United Negro College Fund. Since the Educational Matching Gift Program began in 1962, more than $500 million has been donated to institutions of higher learning.
"ExxonMobil employees have a history of giving back through both their volunteerism and philanthropy. The corporation and Foundation share that philosophy and are proud to join them in their generous support," said Suzanne McCarron, president of the ExxonMobil Foundation.
During 2012, 332 employees and retirees made individual donations to Louisianacolleges and universities. Although grants are unrestricted, recipients are encouraged to designate a portion to math and science programs supporting student engagement. Over the past 10 years, ExxonMobil and its employees have given more than $23 million to universities and colleges in Louisiana.
Nationwide, 871 institutions received $40.2 million through the 2012 Educational Matching Gift Program.
In addition to the Educational Matching Gift Program, ExxonMobil and the ExxonMobil Foundation support and develop programs that encourage students, particularly women and minorities, toward careers in math and science fields, as well as teacher training initiatives.
About the ExxonMobil Foundation
The ExxonMobil Foundation is the primary philanthropic arm of Exxon Mobil Corporation in the United States. The foundation and the corporation engage in a range of philanthropic activities that advance education, health and science in the communities where ExxonMobil has significant operations. In the United States, ExxonMobil supports initiatives to improve math and science education at the K-12 and higher education levels. In 2012, together with its employees and retirees, Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYS: XOM) , its divisions and affiliates, and the ExxonMobil Foundation provided $256 million in contributions worldwide, of which $116 million was dedicated to education. www.exxonmobil.com/community.
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