Employees of ExxonMobil’s Fairfax, Virginia campus raised more than US$ 2.8 million for local community and charitable organisations in the Washington DC metropolitan area during the 2011 Employee’s Favourites Charity Campaign. This amount establishes a new record for the campaign, eclipsing last year’s amount of US$ 2.7 billion. Since its inception in 2002, the campaign has raised nearly US$ 21 million for charitable organisations in the area.
This year, employees contributed to 555 charities with nearly half qualifying for ExxonMobil’s charitable matching program. As a result, 243 local non-profit organisations providing health and human services will receive contributions from the ExxonMobil Corporation in addition to the individual contributions made by employees.
‘This is a significant achievement, especially in these challenging economic times when funding for many worthy organisations has declined while demand for their services has increased,’ said Karen T. McKee, chair of ExxonMobil’s Fairfax campus’ 2011 Employee’s Favourite Charities Campaign. ‘Once again, our employees have continued their proud tradition of giving in the communities where we live and work.’