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By Andy Hirsch
LEWISBURG, Pa. — Bucknell University has received a grant of more than $146,000 from the ExxonMobil Foundation, the primary philanthropic arm of the Exxon Mobil Corporation. ExxonMobil General Auditor Rich Fedock '72 and his wife, Carole, recently presented the check to President John Bravman.
The grant represents the Foundation's matching gifts applied to donations from Bucknell alumni who work for or are retired from ExxonMobil. Every alumni contribution was met with a 3-to-1 matching gift through ExxonMobil Foundation's Education Matching Gift Fund. This most recent gift raises the total the foundation has given to Bucknell to nearly $1.6 million.
"We are grateful for the generous support from our alumni, and we value ExxonMobil's continued commitment to helping educate our young men and women," said Bravman.
The ExxonMobil Foundation, which was established in 1955, focuses its education initiatives on supporting programs that improve teaching and learning in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
In 2012, Bucknell was one of 871 institutions receiving $40.2 million through the ExxonMobil Educational Matching Gift Program. The total given to Bucknell places it among the top 5 percent of colleges and universities receiving matching gifts from the ExxonMobil Foundation.