ExxonMobil Employee Charities Program Sets New Record for Contributions with More Than $2.8 Million Raised for Washington, D.C. Area Organizations
FAIRFAX, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Employees of ExxonMobil’s Fairfax, Virginia campus raised more than $2.8 million for local community and charitable organizations in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area during the 2011 Employees’ Favorite Charities Campaign. This amount establishes a new record for the campaign, eclipsing last year’s amount of $2.7 million. Since its inception in 2002, the campaign has raised nearly $21 million for charitable organizations in the Washington, D.C. area.
This year, employees contributed to 555 charities with nearly half qualifying for ExxonMobil’s charitable matching program. As a result, 243 local non-profit organizations providing health and human services will receive contributions from the Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) in addition to the individual contributions made by employees.
“This is a significant achievement, especially in these challenging economic times when funding for many worthy organizations has declined while demand for their services has increased,” said Karen T. McKee, chair of ExxonMobil’s Fairfax campus’ 2011 Employees’ Favorite Charities Campaign. “Once again, our employees have continued their proud tradition of giving in the communities where we live and work.”
ExxonMobil has a long history of supporting community groups and educational organizations in the greater Washington, D.C. area, not only through financial contributions and grants, but also through the time and dedication of thousands of employees and retirees who volunteer for various organizations across the region.
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ExxonMobil, the largest publicly traded international oil and gas company, uses technology and innovation to help meet the world’s growing energy needs. ExxonMobil holds an industry-leading inventory of resources, is the largest refiner and marketer of petroleum products, and its chemical company is one of the largest in the world. Globally, ExxonMobil provides funding to improve basic education, promote women as catalysts for development, and combat malaria and other infectious disease in developing countries. In 2010, together with its employees and retirees, Exxon Mobil Corporation, its divisions and affiliates, and ExxonMobil Foundation provided $237.1 million in contributions worldwide. Additional information on ExxonMobil’s community partnerships and contributions programs is available at www.exxonmobil.com/community.
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Released November 30, 2011