Bucknell University has received a grant of more than $186,000 from the ExxonMobil Foundation, the primary philanthropic arm of the Exxon Mobil Corporation. The grant represents the Foundation's matching gifts applied to donations from Bucknell alumni and surviving spouses 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.
ExxonMobil General Auditor Rich Fedock '72 and his wife, Carole, recently presented the check to President John Bravman. This most recent gift raises the total the foundation has given to Bucknell to more than $1.8 million.
"We are grateful for this wonderful, long-standing support from our alumni and the ExxonMobil Foundation," said President Bravman. "We truly value the foundation's continued commitment to educating the young people who will shape the future of our global society."
Bucknell is one of 877 institutions receiving a total of $31.6 million through the ExxonMobil Foundation's Educational Matching Gift Program this year. Established in 1955, the foundation focuses on supporting programs that improve teaching and learning in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, along with supporting diversity-based education programs such as the National Society of Black Engineers, Society of Women Engineers, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers and the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering.