New York Universities to Receive $3.2 Million from ExxonMobil and Employees

More Than 90 Institutions to Benefit

Apr 20, 2009 - 02:00 PM EDT



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IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ExxonMobil today announced that 92 universities and colleges across New York are recipients of $3.24 million through the ExxonMobil Foundation’s 2008 Educational Matching Gift Program.

Since its inception in 1962, the program has provided $398 million to higher education institutions in the United States. Through the matching program, donors may pledge up to $7,500 per year to colleges or universities with which they are affiliated, the American Indian College Foundation, the Hispanic Scholarship Foundation and the United Negro College Fund. Donations are matched on a 3-to-1 basis.

“These donations are a remarkable testament to the value ExxonMobil employees place on higher education,” said Kenneth P. Cohen, vice president for public affairs and chairman, ExxonMobil Foundation. “We’re investing in the future, campus by campus, by providing these much needed dollars for colleges and universities to increase their level of excellence.”

ExxonMobil Foundation funds math and science programs to respond to the nation’s growing need to produce more engineers and scientists and to develop more highly qualified math and science teachers. Although matching funds are unrestricted, the Foundation is encouraging college and university presidents to direct a portion of the matching funds to programs that provide math and science teachers with professional development, attract more young people to teach math and science, and support programs that encourage women and minorities to become scientists and engineers.

ExxonMobil Foundation is the primary philanthropic arm of the 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.

Globally, ExxonMobil provides funding to improve basic education and combat malaria and other infectious diseases in developing countries. In 2008, together with its employees and retirees, Exxon Mobil Corporation, its divisions and affiliates, and ExxonMobil Foundation provided $225 million in contributions worldwide, of which more than $89 million was dedicated to education. Additional information on ExxonMobil’s community partnerships and contributions programs is available at

New York Colleges and Universities

Adelphi University   Garden City
Alfred University Alfred
Barnard College New York
Canisius College Buffalo
City College Fund New York
Clarkson University Potsdam
Colgate University Hamilton
College of Mt St Vincent Riverdale
College of New Rochelle New Rochelle
College of Saint Rose Albany
Columbia University New York
Concordia College Bronxville
Cooper Union New York
Cornell University Endowed Colleges Ithaca
Cornell University Medical College New York
Culinary Institute of America Hyde Park
CUNY Bernard Baruch College New York
CUNY Brooklyn College Brooklyn
CUNY Hunter College New York
CUNY Queens College Flushing
D Youville College Buffalo
Elmira College Elmira
Fordham University New York
Hamilton College Clinton
Hartwick College Oneonta
Helene Fuld School of Nursing New York
Herbert H Lehman College Foundation Inc Bronx
Hobart and William Smith Colleges Geneva
Hofstra University Hempstead
Houghton College Houghton
Iona College New Rochelle
Ithaca College Ithaca
Juilliard School New York
Keuka College Keuka Park
Le Moyne College Syracuse
Long Island University Greenvale
Manhattan College Bronx
Manhattanville College Purchase
Marist College Poughkeepsie
Marymount Manhattan College New York
Mercy College Dobbs Ferry
Mohawk Valley Community College Utica
Molloy College Rockville Centre
Monroe Community College New York Rochester
Nazareth College of Rochester Rochester
New York Theological Seminary New York
New York University New York

Niagara University

Niagara Falls

Pace University New York
Polytechnic University Brooklyn
Potsdam College Potsdam
Pratt Institute Brooklyn
Sage Colleges Troy
Saint Francis College New York Brooklyn
Saint Joseph College Brooklyn
Sarah Lawrence College Bronxville
Siena College New York Loudonville

Skidmore College

Saratoga Springs

St John Fisher College Rochester
St Lawrence University Canton
St Thomas Aquinas College Sparkill
St Vladimir Orthodox Theo Seminary Crestwood
St. Bonaventure University Saint Bonaventure
St. John's University Jamaica
State University of New York College of Technology at Alfred Alfred
SUNY at Binghamton Binghamton
SUNY at Cortland Cortland
SUNY at Geneseo Geneseo
SUNY at Oneonta Oneonta
SUNY at Stony Brook Stony Brook
SUNY College at Brockport Brockport
SUNY College at Oswego Oswego

SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

SUNY Empire State College Saratoga Springs
SUNY Maritime College Bronx
SUNY New Paltz New Paltz
Syracuse University Syracuse
Talmudical Seminary Oholei Torah Brooklyn
Teachers College Columbia New York
The State University College at Oneonta Foundation Corporation Oneonta
Union College Schenectady

Union Theological Seminary

New York
United States Merchant Marine Academy Alumni Foundation Inc Kings Point
United States Military Academy West Point
University at Albany Foundation Albany
University of Buffalo Foundation Buffalo
University of Rochester Rochester
Vassar College Poughkeepsie
Wagner College Staten Island
Webb Institute Glen Cove
Yeshiva University New York


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