Valero’s record donation of $2.1M benefits United Way initiatives, so much more

Published 1:21 pm Thursday, February 2, 2023

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Valero Port Arthur Refinery is projected to donate more than $2.1 million to United Way this year.

The occasion was celebrated as the refinery’s leadership team handed over a ceremonial check for $2,131,174 as the largest projected donation in the history of the company.

Valero employees pledged more than $1,294,095 during the 2022-23 United Way campaign, with additional fundraising and a company match to meet the record number.

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The money will benefit 23 local non-profit agencies, 40 programs and United Way initiatives.

“I’m always impressed by the generosity of Valero employees, especially those that work here in Port Arthur,” said Mark Skobel, vice president and general manager for Valero Port Arthur.

“They not only donate financially to the United Way, but our employees volunteer their time and talents to numerous organizations that provide critical programs to residents in our community.”

One of the company’s largest campaign fundraisers, the Reel United Fishing Tournament, is being planned for June 10 at Lake Sam Rayburn.