Lone Star College Foundation, ExxonMobil Team up to Support Student Success

HOUSTON (Aug. 10, 2016) – ExxonMobil employees recently donated $45,100 to the Lone Star College Foundation to support the mission of providing student scholarships, funding college programs and building communities.

The gift was part of the Education Match program an employee giving campaign in which ExxonMobil matched donations 3-to-1.

“We are very grateful to the employees of ExxonMobil for supporting Lone Star College students,” said Dr. Stephen C. Head, LSC chancellor. “Their gift is an investment in the future of our students and our community.”

ExxonMobil employees around the world get involved in local communities by becoming mentors to students, supporting local food banks and providing environmental education opportunities, among other activities. ExxonMobil also encourages its employees to loan their professional expertise to programs that enhance math and science education.

Each calendar year, an eligible donor may have up to $7,500 in gifts to U.S. colleges and universities and to certain consortia of minority colleges and universities matched by the ExxonMobil Foundation. The gifts are from 2015 donations.

“ExxonMobil fosters a culture that encourages employees to contribute to the communities where they live and work with donation programs and by granting time off from work to volunteer with charitable organizations,” said Judy Hubka, ExxonMobil community relations advisor. “By identifying issues and needs, ExxonMobil is able to make a real difference in our community.”

Through a robust fundraising program that includes corporate partnerships, major gifts, an annual golf and gala, and employee giving, the LSC Foundation builds relationships with individuals, corporations, and nonprofit organizations to ensure that LSC can fulfill its mission of providing comprehensive educational and training opportunities that help LSC students succeed, local business and industry prosper, and communities thrive.

“We value relationships and relationship building,” said Amos McDonald, LSC vice chancellor, government and public relations. “Lone Star College is committed to building a community among our donors, the Lone Star College System, and the 11 independent schools districts we serve collectively, maximizing the opportunity to change lives.”

ExxonMobil offers several programs that allow employees and retirees to maximize their charitable impacts. Its Volunteer Involvement Program encourages employees, retirees and their families to volunteer with charitable organizations, either individually or in teams. For every 20 hours volunteered, the program provides a $500 donation to U.S.-based charitable organizations, up to four times annually per volunteer. The Educational Matching Gift Program matches employee and retiree donations to U.S. higher education institutions at a ratio of 3-to-1.

The mission of the Lone Star College Foundation is to change lives through student scholarships and quality educational programs achieved by excellence in relationship building, fundraising and investment management. Please visit LoneStar.edu/Foundation for more information.

Known for its leadership, innovation and steadfast commitment to student success, Lone Star College provides high-quality academic transfer and workforce education / career training programs to more than 83,000 credit students each semester, and a total enrollment of 95,000 students. LSC is training tomorrow’s workforce today and redefining the community college experience to promote student success and economic prosperity. Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., is the chancellor of LSC, the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area, which consists of six colleges, eight centers, two university centers, Lone Star Corporate College and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.