Davenport Energy Inc. in Chatham will award
$31,000 in ExxonMobil Educational Alliance grants to schools in Virginia
and North Carolina. Grants, which range from $500 to $1,000, benefit
classrooms, teachers, and students.
Targeting math and science, ExxonMobil grants may be used for films,
speakers, or field trips to science centers student volunteer programs
scholarships or awards to encourage academic or leadership excellence in
math or science science fairs, par- ent-student events and educational
tools such as computers, math or science books, calculators, and
A branded wholesaler for ExxonMobil, Davenport Energy secured 62
education grants on behalf of its Exxon and Mobil gasoline stations.
Pittsylvania County schools receiving grants include Chatham High
School, Gretna High School, Dan River High School, Tunstall High School,
Dan River Middle School, Chatham Middle School, Southside Elementary
School, and Twin Springs Elementary School.
Danville schools receiving ExxonMobil grants include George Washington
High School, Galileo Magnet High School, Westwood Middle School, Sacred
Heart School, and Westover Christian Academy.
ExxonMobil funded more than $2 million in grants for the 2017 program,
which is part of the company’s ongoing support for education. "Giving
back to the community is something we're proud of at ExxonMobil," the
company said. "By driving success in our schools, we forge a stronger
bond with the communities we serve. And that helps drive the community
to our stations."
Since its inception, ExxonMobil has committed more than $30 million to
the grant program. Headquartered in Chatham, Davenport Energy supplies
gasoline and diesel fuel to 200 convenience stores and gas stations in
Virginia and North Carolina.
A locally owned company, it also delivers propane and heating oil to
more than 30,000 customers throughout the region.
In addition to Chatham, Davenport Energy has offices in Danville,
Gretna, South Boston, Martinsville, Bedford, Rocky Mount, Roanoke, and
Covington in Virginia and Greensboro and Siler City in North Carolina.
Founded in 1941, the company celebrated its 75th anniversary in 2016.
Davenport Energy also presented ExxonMobil education grants to the
- Halifax County High School, South Boston
- Scottsburg Elementary School, Scottsburg
- Magna Vista High School, Ridgeway
- Bassett High School, Bassett
- Burnt Chimney Elementary School, Wirtz
- Eagle Rock Elementary School, Eagle Rock
- Lord Botetourt High School, Daleville
- Northside High School, Roanoke
- Hidden Valley High School, Roanoke
- Radford High School, Radford
- Fort Chiswell Middle School, Max Meadows
- Giles County High School, Pembroke
- Alleghany High School, Sparta
- Mangum Elementary School, Bahama
- Person County High School, Roxboro
- Southern High School, Durham
- Southern Middle School, Roxboro
- Western Guilford High School, Greensboro
- Kernersville Middle School, Kernersville
- Elkin High School, Elkin
- Lexington Middle School, Lexington.
An additional 16 ExxonMobil grants were
presented by other petroleum distribu-tors working through Davenport
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