Texas Universities to Receive $8.3 Million from ExxonMobil and Employees

More Than 70 Institutions to Benefit

Apr 20, 2009 - 02:00 PM EDT



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IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ExxonMobil today announced that 73 universities and colleges across Texas are recipients of $8.33 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 www.exxonmobil.com/community.

Texas Colleges and Universities

Abilene Christian University   Abilene
Angelo State University San Angelo
Austin College Sherman
Austin Graduate School of Theology Austin
Austin Presbyterian Theologial Seminary Austin
Baylor College of Medicine Houston
Baylor University Waco
Brite Divinity School Fort Worth
College of Biblical Studies-Houston Houston
College of the Mainland Foundation Inc Texas City
Dallas Christian College Dallas
Dallas Theological Seminary Dallas
East Texas Baptist University Marshall
Episcopal Theo Seminary of SW Austin
Hardin Simmons University Abilene
Houston Baptist University Houston
Houston Community College Foundation Houston
Howard Payne University Brownwood
Huston Tillotson College Austin
Jarvis Christian College Hawkins
Kilgore College Kilgore
Lamar University Foundation Inc Beaumont
Le Tourneau University Longview
Lee College Baytown
Lon Morris College Jacksonville

McMurry University

Midland College Midland

Midwestern State University

Wichita Falls
North Harris Montgomery Community College District The Woodlands
Our Lady of the Lake University San Antonio
Panola College Carthage
Prairie View A&M University Prairie View

Saint Mary's University

San Antonio
Sam Houston State University Huntsville
Schreiner College Kerrville
South Texas College of Law Houston
Southern Methodist University Dallas
Southwestern Adventist College Keene
Southwestern Assemblies of God University Waxahachie
Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary Fort Worth
Southwestern University Georgetown

St. Edward's University

Stephen F Austin State University Nacogdoches
Tarleton State University Foundation Inc Stephenville
Texas A&M University College Station
Texas A&M University Commerce Commerce
Texas A&M University Corpus Christi Corpus Christi
Texas A&M University Kingsville Kingsville
Texas Christian University Fort Worth
Texas Lutheran University Seguin
Texas State University - San Marcos Development Foundation San Marcos
Texas Tech University Lubbock

Texas Woman's University

Trinity University San Antonio
University of Dallas Irving
University of Houston Houston
University of Houston - Downtown Houston
University of Houston Clear Lake Houston
University of Mary Hardin-Baylor Belton
University of North Texas Denton

University of St. Thomas

University of Texas Arlington Arlington

University of Texas at Austin

University of Texas at Dallas Richardson
University of Texas at El Paso El Paso
University of Texas at San Antonio San Antonio
University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston Galveston
University of Texas Tyler Tyler
University of Texas-Medical School Houston
University of the Incarnate Word San Antonio
Victoria College Texas Victoria
Wiley College Marshall
William Marsh Rice University Houston


for ExxonMobil Foundation
Kim Quirk, 214-373-1601