MBEP’s latest member organization, Chevron Corp., is a global energy corporation that helps keep the world moving. As the third largest taxpayer in Monterey County, the company’s impact is deeply felt across the region, generating significant tax revenue for federal, state and local budgets.
The San Ramon-based company also impacts the region in other ways, taking its role as a community partner to heart through multiple programs to improve the communities it serves. Since 2013, Chevron has invested more than $400 million worldwide in global education programs, including Fuel Your School, a collaboration between Chevron and DonorsChoose.org that helps fund eligible classroom projects. Last year alone, Fuel Your School raised $5.7 million for classroom projects at 2,883 schools across the U.S.
“Chevron is committed to investing in the communities where we operate,” says Andrea Bailey, Public Affairs Representative, Corporate Affairs for Chevron’s Monterey County/San Joaquin Valley Business Unit. “Since 2011, we have invested over $7 million in programs and partnerships to enhance the quality of life of Monterey County residents through educational, civic engagement and economic development opportunities.”
Much of that is aimed at improving access to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education for children. Its Eagles for Education program has provided $3.2 million in support for local youth-serving organizations through its participation in the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am and the Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach. This year, Chevron donated $200,000 to organizations ranging from the Boys & Girls Club of Monterey County, Central Coast YMCA and CHISPA, provided transportation and hosted over 20,000 students at the STEM Zone.
Through partnerships with education organizations, government officials, non-profit organizations and community leaders, Chevron looks to develop and support innovative programs that invest in tomorrow’s workforce.
Chevron was a sponsor of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am and to kick off the week’s festivities, Chairman and CEO Mike Wirth hosted a “Fireside Chat” with Monterey County CEOs and community leaders, including MBEP President Kate Roberts, focused on how to fully leverage the power of inclusive behaviors to make an immediate and lasting impact on the bottom-line, the people in an organizations and the communities they serve.