ExxonMobil Contributes More Than $1.4 Million to United Way of Metropolitan Dallas
Employees, Retirees Volunteer at 11 D/FW Nonprofits as Part of Annual Campaign
ExxonMobil today announced that the corporation, its employees and retirees raised more than $1.4 million for the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas.
During the 2007 United Way annual campaign, ExxonMobil employees also devoted a day to volunteerism by participating in the United Way Day of Caring. On September 13, more than 150 employees and retirees assisted 11 local nonprofit agencies funded by the United Way. Volunteers worked on landscaping and minor construction projects, painted, read books to children and assisted with other needs of the nonprofit agencies. Each year, ExxonMobil has one of the largest single-corporation volunteer groups participating in Day of Caring.
"Day of Caring is an excellent opportunity for our employees to work side-by-side with individuals in the nonprofit sector and experience the rewarding feeling of giving back to the community," said Steve Simon, director and senior vice president, Exxon Mobil Corporation. "Each year our employees look forward to giving their time and talent during Day of Caring, and it gives them a chance to see first-hand how important their financial contributions are to these agencies and to the community."
ExxonMobil volunteers supported the following United Way agencies during Day of Caring: Camp Summit, Child Care Group, Collin County Children's Advocacy Center, Dallas Children's Advocacy Center, GRACE, Nexus Recovery Center, Reading and Radio Resource, Salvation Army, Senior Source, St. Philip's School and Community Center and United Cerebral Palsy.
In addition to assistance provided by ExxonMobil volunteers, agencies selected for the 2007 Day of Caring are eligible to receive grants through the ExxonMobil Volunteer Involvement Program. This ExxonMobil program encourages employees, retirees and other eligible participants to actively contribute their time and talent to nonprofit organizations by providing contributions on the participants' behalf.
ExxonMobil also hosted a golf tournament and silent auction to raise additional funds for the United Way during the 2007 annual campaign.
In 2006, ExxonMobil raised more than $1.3 million for the United Way in Metropolitan Dallas and Tarrant counties. Through the Volunteer Involvement Program, ExxonMobil employees and retirees volunteered nearly 24,000 hours in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, resulting in an additional $272,000 in grants awarded to local organizations.
"ExxonMobil employees and retirees consistently show their generosity and enthusiasm for the Day of Caring," said Gary G. Godsey, president and chief executive officer, United Way of Metropolitan Dallas. "We are very appreciative of their commitment to the United Way and to those in the community who will benefit from their contributions."
ExxonMobil is committed to supporting community programs in cities where its employees live and work. ExxonMobil Foundation, Exxon Mobil Corporation, and its divisions and affiliates last year provided $139 million in contributions worldwide, with $54 million dedicated to education.
Source: Exxon Mobil Corporation
Released December 4, 2007