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Valero employees in 2013 devoted more than 131,000 volunteer hours to improving people's lives and giving back to the communities where they live and work. They are ambassadors of hope and service for organizations where Valero operates, from children's charities and senior services to grassroots civic initiatives. Employees from every Valero location – from ethanol plants to refineries to corporate headquarters – are dedicated to making a difference.

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Community & Giving

Valero and its employees, and through generous and giving sponsors, raise millions of dollars annually, donating to various local and nationwide worthy causes — with a particular interest in children’s charities. Events and charitable organizations include:

Sponsorships

Valero’s brand stands for excellence in everything it does, so it’s no surprise that the company supports excellence in athletics, sponsoring premier sporting events throughout the U.S., including:

  • Valero Texas Open – Covered by NBC and Golf Channel, the Valero Texas Open is a world-class tournament on the PGA TOUR, and together with the Valero Benefit for Children consistently ranks among the biggest fundraisers on the PGA TOUR.
  • Valero Alamo Bowl – Top college football teams from the Big 12 and Pac-12 conferences match up.
Volunteerism

More than 130,000 hours are donated by Valero employees annually as they volunteer for countless community projects, including student mentoring, environmental cleanup events, Habitat for Humanity, support for at-risk youth and much more.

Military Support

From military care packages to greeting cards and calling cards, Valero Energy Corporation and the Valero Energy Foundation proudly support the U.S. Armed Forces. Through its generous employees, the company delivers well-wishes each year to all deployed employees who are part of the National Guard and Reserve, as well as to deployed family members of Valero employees. Military members receive holiday greetings, email updates from home and large care packages to share with fellow troops.

 

Valero Energy is a proud past recipient of the “Pro Patria” and “Above and Beyond” awards from the National Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), as well as an honored fundraiser for many military support organizations. Valero supports USO, Fisher House, Warrior Support Foundation, Operation Comfort, Marines Helping Marines, Vietnam and  World War II veterans museums, Returning Heroes Home and VFW.

 

In addition, Valero headquarters each year hosts about 400 military members for Thanksgiving dinner. The soldiers and sailors train in the Army Medical Department Center and School at Fort Sam Houston. About 175 Valero volunteers and their families serve the meals and entertain their young military guests.


 

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