ExxonMobil and its Employees and Retirees Contribute More than $16.6 Million to United Way in Houston - Baytown Areas
ExxonMobil announced today that its total corporate, employee and retiree contributions to the United Way in the Houston and Baytown areas reached a record total of $16.6 million. The announcement was made during a celebration at NCI Ripley House Community Center where checks for $10.6 million and $1.4 million were presented to the United Way of Greater Houston and United Way of Baytown, respectively. The funds will assist those benefiting from services provided by the nonprofit and its affiliated agencies.
The company contributed an additional $4.6 million through ExxonMobil Volunteer Involvement Program grants earned by employee and retiree volunteers at various United Way affiliated agencies as well as through gifts-in-kind donations, corporate loaned executives and administrative personnel to assist with the heavy work load at already burdened social service agencies.
"2007 was a record setting year for the ExxonMobil United Way campaign for our Houston and Baytown companies," stated Tim Cejka, president, ExxonMobil Exploration Company. "Our employees and retirees appreciate the quality of life that we are able to enjoy in Houston and its surrounding communities, and we are all pleased to be able to do our part through the United Way to give something back."
"We are deeply gratified by ExxonMobil's strong and continued support of the United Way," said United Way of Greater Houston President and CEO Anna M. Babin. "Not only do ExxonMobil employees and retirees contribute their valuable time and talents all year long in our community, they also provide generous financial support. They are an inspiration to us all, and we sincerely thank everyone at ExxonMobil for helping us make Houston a better place to live and work."
Gary H. Isaksen of ExxonMobil Exploration Company served as the 2007 United Way Central Campaign Manager. "I want to thank our employees and retirees for generously committing their time, talents and dollars," said Isaksen. "Taking care of each other in our communities is a priority for our company and an important part of the ExxonMobil tradition."
Released December 10, 2007