Fuel Your School Program Benefits Nearly 700,000 Students in Nine Communities Across the U.S.

  Fuel Your School Program Benefits Nearly 700,000 Students in Nine
  Communities Across the U.S.

 Chevron-DonorsChoose.org program funded $4.49 million dollars for classroom
    projects based on 8+ gallon fuel purchases and online project postings

Business Wire

SAN RAMON, Calif. -- January 16, 2013

Chevron U.S.A. Inc. and DonorsChoose.org today announced that its Fuel Your
School program funded $4.49 million, benefitting local classroom projects at
1,733 K-12 public schools across the country and impacting a total of 697,904
students in 2012.

Through Chevron’s Fuel Your School program, 5,673 teachers in nine markets
received critical classroom resources. Ashley Pelafigue, a kindergarten
teacher at Pierre A. Capdau Charter School in New Orleans, recently received
classroom materials to replace items that were lost years ago during Hurricane
Katrina. Now she can teach about plants, matter and the solar system using
learning libraries and activity tubs to help her eager young students explore
these topics further and solve science and math problems.

“There are many obstacles that my students have to overcome,” said Pelafigue.
“I am so grateful for the materials received through the Fuel Your School
program. These new resources give them a chance to learn and succeed in
subjects that are vital to their academic success.”

Through the Fuel Your School program, Chevron contributed $1 for purchases of
eight or more gallons, up to a total contribution of nearly $5 million,
between Oct. 1 and Oct. 31 at participating Chevron and Texaco stations in
nine U.S. markets, including St. Tammany, Orleans and Plaquemines parishes,
La.; Harris County, Texas; Jackson County, Miss.; Salt Lake and Davis
counties, Utah; Multnomah County, Ore.; and Sacramento, Kern, Orange, Alameda
and Contra Costa counties, Calif. In total, $4.49 million dollars were
generated to benefit public school classroom projects posted on

“Fuel Your School is a unique approach to help our local public schools and
ignite a drive for learning in hundreds of thousands of individual students,”
said Dale Walsh, president, Chevron America’s Products. “By working with a
specialized and innovative nonprofit such as DonorsChoose.org, we can
dramatically expand our investments to deliver the resources that teachers
really need, quickly and efficiently.”

The purpose of the Fuel Your School program is to help support and improve
critical education programming and materials, particularly in the STEM
subjects – science, technology, engineering and math – to help prepare
students for the growing number of technical jobs in the modern economy,
including possible engineering positions at Chevron.

“Teachers spend on average more than $350 of their own money every year on
materials for their students,” said Charles Best, CEO of DonorsChoose.org.
“Chevron is quick to respond to this incredible demand and as a result, the
Fuel Your School program has grown to impact nearly 700,000 students across
nine U.S. markets this year.”

Since its inception in 2010, Fuel Your School has benefitted 8,915 classroom
projects at 1,924 schools. The program has grown each year to support students
in communities where the company has significant business operations. Chevron
works with local communities, governments and non-profit organizations to help
increase learning opportunities for students and support the development of
the social and economic vitality of each community. Over the past three years,
Chevron has contributed nearly $100 million for education in the U.S.

An infographic showing the impact of the 2012 Fuel Your School program and top
most requested STEM resources for classrooms is available at
http://www.fuelyourschool.com. Portions of projects were funded by other
third-party donations.

About Chevron

Chevron is one of the world’s leading integrated energy companies, with
subsidiaries that conduct business worldwide. The company is involved in
virtually every facet of the energy industry. Chevron explores for, produces
and transports crude oil and natural gas; refines, markets and distributes
transportation fuels and lubricants; manufactures and sells petrochemical
products; generates power and produces geothermal energy; provides energy
efficiency solutions; and develops the energy resources of the future,
including biofuels. Chevron is based in San Ramon, Calif. More information
about Chevron is available at www.chevron.com.

About DonorsChoose.org

Founded in 2000, DonorsChoose.org is an online charity that makes it easy for
anyone to help students in need. Public school teachers from every corner of
America post requests, and individuals can give directly to the ones that
inspire them. To date, 250,000 public and charter school teachers have used
DonorsChoose.org to secure $165 million in books, art supplies, technology,
and other resources that their students need to learn.


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