ExxonMobil Foundation Presents Baylor with Check from Matching Gifts Program
- Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr (center) shakes hands with Brian Tinsley (left), ExxonMobil Corp. shareholder relations manager. Looking on is Bill Carpenter, ExxonMobil public and government affairs corporate citizenship and community investments. (Matthew Minard, Baylor Marketing and Communications)
- (R to L): Bill Carpenter, ExxonMobil public and government affairs corporate citizenship and community investments, shakes hands with Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr. Looking on is Brian Tinsley, ExxonMobil Corp. shareholder relations manager. (Matthew Minard, Baylor Marketing and Communications)
- (L to R) - Brian Tinsley, ExxonMobil Corp. shareholder relations manager; Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr; and Bill Carpenter, ExxonMobil public and government affairs corporate citizenship and community investments. (Matthew Minard, Baylor Marketing and Communications)
- (L to R): Dr. Mark Dunn, professor and associate dean for undergraduate business programs in the Hankamer School of Business; Rob Kennedy, director of corporate development at Baylor; Bill Carpenter, ExxonMobil public and government affairs corporate citizenship and community investments; Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr; Brian Tinsley, ExxonMobil Corp. shareholder relations manager; Allan Marshall, director of foundation development at Baylor; and Dr. Truell Hyde, vice provost for research at Baylor. (Matthew Minard, Baylor Marketing and Communications)
WACO, Texas (May 1, 2015) – Baylor University announced today that it has received $434,625 from ExxonMobil and its employees through the ExxonMobil Foundation’s 2014 Educational Matching Gift Program.
Representatives from ExxonMobil presented Baylor University President and Chancellor Ken Starr with the check during an April 22 ceremony celebrating the generosity of ExxonMobil and the impact the contributions continue to have on the University.
“On behalf of Baylor University, it is a great privilege to extend our heartfelt thanks to ExxonMobil for their investment in our students through the Matching Gifts Program,” Starr said. “We are deeply grateful for the employees, retirees and other members of the ExxonMobil family who have sought to multiply their own generosity through this outstanding program. They are making a profound difference in the lives of generations of Baylor students.”
The ExxonMobil Foundation is the primary philanthropic arm of the Exxon Mobil Corporation. The Foundation’s contribution, representing the generosity of many alumni, friends and supporters of higher education, underscores a long-standing commitment to higher education that is the foundation for Baylor University’s relationship with the ExxonMobil Corp. The 2014 gift increases the ExxonMobil Foundation’s giving to a cumulative amount of more than $7.9 million at Baylor.
In 2014, ExxonMobil employees, retirees, directors and surviving spouses contributed $2.9 million to 77 Texas colleges and universities, which was matched at a 3:1 ratio with $7.1 million unrestricted grants from the ExxonMobil Foundation for a total of $10 million given in the state of Texas. Although the contributions can be used for a wide variety of academic programs, colleges and universities are encouraged to designate a portion to math and science programs supporting student engagement.
The program matches donor pledges 3:1 up to $7,500 to qualified colleges and universities in the United States, along with the American Indian College Fund, Hispanic Scholarship Fund and the United Negro College Fund. Since the Educational Matching Gift Program began in 1962, more than $568 million have been donated to American institutions of higher learning.
Though ExxonMobil’s program is one of the most generous, more than 7,500 companies offer matching gift programs to their employees. To find out more about matching gifts to Baylor University, visit www.matchinggifts.com/baylor or contact University Development at 254-710-2561. Gifts, including matching gifts, may be securely made online at www.baylor.edu/onlinegiving.
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Baylor University is a private Christian University and a nationally ranked research institution, characterized as having “high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The University provides a vibrant campus community for approximately 16,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating University in Texas. Located in Waco, Baylor welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries to study a broad range of degrees among its 12 nationally recognized academic divisions. Baylor sponsors 19 varsity athletic teams and is a founding member of the Big 12 Conference.