ExxonMobil Foundation gives nearly $2 million to Texas A&M University


IRVING, Texas -- The ExxonMobil Foundation presented a $1.9 million check to the Texas A&M Foundation on Nov. 13 at an event on campus at the Jon L. Hagler Center.

The funds represent contributions directed to institutions of higher education as part of the ExxonMobil Foundation’s 2014 Educational Match Gift Program. 

The gifts are directed to specific Texas A&M programs, departments or colleges as determined by individual donors.

In 2014, U.S. employees, retirees, directors in addition to surviving spouses contributed   $15.5 million, which was matched with $31.6 million in unrestricted grants from the ExxonMobil Foundation. More than 75 Texas colleges and universities received $10 million as part of the 2014 ExxonMobil Educational Match Gift Program. 

“ExxonMobil employees care about education and make it an investment priority year after year,” said Suzanne McCarron, president of the ExxonMobil Foundation. “We are proud that the ExxonMobil Foundation has such a long and strong record of working to support education in the United States. Commitment to excellent education is critical to ensuring the next generation is prepared to excel in the future.”

Through matching funds from the ExxonMobil Foundation, Jennifer Dunphy, global marketing manager at ExxonMobil Chemical Company and a 1993 Texas A&M graduate, is funding a $50,000 scholarship for Texas A&M chemical engineering students.

“As we look around our communities, not everyone has the same opportunities,” said Dunphy, who has a chemical engineering degree. “Through this scholarship, a young man or woman who might not have the opportunity to attend Texas A&M and become a chemical engineer will now be able to do so. I am proud to be able to support the next generation of world-class engineers graduating from my alma mater,” said Dunphy.

Since the program’s inception in 1962, Texas A&M has received more than $17 million from matching funds alone.

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