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News Release -
ExxonMobil Gives to Illinois SchoolsEducational Alliance Program Provides $106,500
IRVING, Texas, Nov 13, 2006 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- This year, the ExxonMobil Educational Alliance Program contributed
$106,500 to Illinois K-12 educational institutions. ExxonMobil
recognizes the need for education professionals to engage today's
tech-savvy students. Therefore, two hundred and thirteen (213) grants
in the amount of $500 each were awarded to a school nominated by local
Exxon- or Mobil-branded service stations.
"ExxonMobil and our branded retailers are proud to impact today's
student by supporting their neighborhood schools," said Mark Shores,
U.S. Retail Sales Director, ExxonMobil Fuels Marketing. "It is one way
we support our retailers' involvement in the communities where we do
Educational Alliance grants can be used for a broad range of
programs based on the needs of the individual school. This year, many
schools are using the grants for special projects that stretch beyond
academics such as family literacy nights, field trips, and playground
equipment. Schools also applied for grants to enhance programs such as
character education, professional reading, and exploratory science
"The ExxonMobil Educational Alliance Program provides much needed
funding to schools for essential programs that otherwise would not be
available," said Doug Alexander, President of Story Distributing.
"These grants also provide a valuable tool that brings ExxonMobil, the
branded store, the school and the community together as partners."
For the seventh year, the ExxonMobil Educational Alliance Program
has provided grants to local schools across the country. This year,
4,000 $500 grants totaling $2 million were made to K-12 educational
institutions in 44 states and the District of Columbia.
ExxonMobil is a long-standing supporter of education programs
around the world. Through numerous grant and scholarships programs,
employee volunteers and matching gift programs, ExxonMobil seeks to
improve the quality of local schools. Since 2000, the ExxonMobil
Educational Alliance program has contributed more than $13.5 million
to local schools through its Exxon and Mobil retailers.
SOURCE: Exxon Mobil Corporation
Paula Chen, 703-846-4467