Nov. 12, 2019
ExxonMobil Foundation contributes $50,000 to Beaumont Independent School District
Beaumont, Texas – The ExxonMobil Foundation said today that it is contributing $50,000 to Beaumont Independent School District to help support district-wide programs focused on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education, as well as support for Tropical Storm Imelda recovery at Beaumont United High School and Fehl-Price Elementary School.
Nov. 12, 2019
- Funding supports primary and secondary education initiatives related to science, technology, engineering and math
- Includes Tropical Storm Imelda recovery at Beaumont United and Fehl-Price
“ExxonMobil’s ongoing support for math and science education is driven by a desire to promote the analytical and critical thinking skills necessary for many of today’s high-demand career options,” said Ryan Bucholtz, Beaumont refinery plant manager at ExxonMobil. “We hope that our assistance will help support recovery at those schools impacted by Tropical Storm Imelda.”
Beaumont United High School and Fehl-Price Elementary School sustained significant flood damage during Tropical Storm Imelda. The schools were closed for three weeks to assess damage and begin repairs, and students from both campuses have been displaced for the duration of the school year as repairs continue. Beaumont Independent School District plans to use the funds to replace damaged technology and instructional materials, including books and other classroom resources, as well as other intervention materials which will be used to make up for the loss in instructional time.
“We are so thankful for our partnership with ExxonMobil and the generosity that they have shown the Beaumont community,” said Dr. Shannon Allen, Beaumont Independent School District Superintendent. “This grant funding is an investment that will have long-lasting effects on our students, not only through support for science, engineering, technology and math, but also assistance to students who have undergone a crisis. With the help of the ExxonMobil Foundation, Beaumont ISD will bounce back from Tropical Storm Imelda and will return stronger than ever.”
The ExxonMobil Foundation is also contributing $25,000 toward STEM programs and the purchase of math and science equipment at two of ExxonMobil’s partner schools Charlton-Pollard and Amelia Elementary. The funds will also support the science-engineering-technology-and-math lab at Austin Innovation Center to implement robotics programs at all high school campuses. This will enable students to participate competitively in local, regional and state competitions and build collaboration and problem-solving skills. Funds will also be used to supplement hands-on innovation labs at every middle school campus. Students will utilize lab resources to participate in project-based learning experiences with coding drones, 3D printing and use laptops and tablets to enhance coding abilities.
ExxonMobil currently has approximately 2,400 area employees, and its operations account for approximately one in every seven jobs in the region. In 2018, ExxonMobil employees and retirees volunteered more the 18,000 hours across the Greater Beaumont area.
About the ExxonMobil Foundation
The ExxonMobil Foundation is the primary philanthropic arm of Exxon Mobil Corporation in the United States. The foundation and corporation engage in a range of philanthropic activities that advance education, with a focus on math and science in the United States, promote women as catalysts for economic development and combat malaria. In 2018, the ExxonMobil Foundation, together with Exxon Mobil Corporation, its divisions and affiliates, along with employees and retirees, provided more than $211 million in contributions worldwide.
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 among the largest refiners and marketers of petroleum products and its chemical company is one of the largest in the world. For more information, visit www.exxonmobil.com or follow us on Twitter www.twitter.com/exxonmobil.
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