The Valero Energy Foundation supports many nonprofit agencies in locations where Valero has major operations. Here are just two of the ways that the Foundation makes a positive difference in the lives of others:
The employees of Valero participate in the United Way campaign every year, pledging millions of dollars to help nonprofit community organizations. Valero consistently boasts a 90 percent participation rate with the highest per-capita contributions in the nation. Because of its significant contributions to United Way and its commitment to all of its communities, Valero has twice received the Spirit of America Award, United Way’s highest national honor.
National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Valero's cycling team, Velo Valero, is the largest and top fundraising team in the annual Bike MS: Valero Alamo Ride to the River, which benefits the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. It begins in San Antonio and winds past historic Texas landmarks including the Alamo and through Fort Sam Houston. This picturesque ride has the participants overnighting in New Braunfels, Texas, before their return trip to San Antonio. The Valero team raised more than $160,000 in 2012, bringing Valero's total since becoming the event's title sponsor in 2005 to almost $1.5 million for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s Lone Star Chapter.
Learn more about the most recent Velo Valero fundraising event.