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ExxonMobil matches employee donations with $165,015 gift

ExxonMobil’s Jenny Johnson (center), a 1998 Chemical Engineering graduate from Louisiana Tech’s College of Engineering and Science, presents a check for $165,015 to (from left) College of Engineering and Science Dean Dr. Hisham Hegab, Vice President for University Advancement Brooks Hull, Engineering Professor Dr. Heath Tims, and President Dr. Les Guice.

Thursday, ExxonMobil donated more than $165,015 to Louisiana Tech University as part of ExxonMobil’s Educational Matching Gift Program.

ExxonMobil’s Jenny Johnson, a 1998 Chemical Engineering graduate from Louisiana Tech’s College of Engineering and Science, presented the check to Louisiana Tech President Les Guice and College of Engineering and Science Dean Hisham Hegab.

“Louisiana Tech University creates an unparalleled educational experience for our students with the support of individual and corporate donors who work together to magnify the impact of their gifts each year,” said Tech President Dr. Les Guice. “They are an important part of our university community, and their support and encouragement are integral to preparing our students to face the challenges of a rapidly changing world.”

The check represents corporate funds from ExxonMobil matching gifts made to Louisiana Tech by ExxonMobil employees during 2017.  The employee gifts provide general support to the College of Engineering and Science as well as designated gifts to specific degree programs, endowed scholarships, and student projects.

“Through the generosity of ExxonMobil and its employees, Louisiana Tech will continue to produce some of the nation’s best engineers, educators, and scientists entering the national and international workforce,” said Brooks Hull, Vice President for University Advancement. “For almost 10 years, the University has been able to strengthen its labs, classrooms, and research facilities through this program.”

ExxonMobil’s Educational Matching Gift Program is intended to encourage giving to higher education by employees. ExxonMobil provides a 3-to-1 match on employee gifts of up to $7,500 to higher education each year for a combined donation of up to $30,000.