T.J. Wojnar Jr. ’80 Presents Record Gift Match From ExxonMobil Foundation
In May, T.J. Wojnar Jr. ’80 presented a matching gift check of $201,660 to President Shirley Ann Jackson on behalf of ExxonMobil Foundation, representing the largest matching gift donation from the foundation since the Matching Gift Program with Rensselaer began.
Rensselaer alumni and friends associated with ExxonMobil maximized their contributions to Rensselaer through the Foundation’s Educational Matching Gift Program. The ExxonMobil Foundation has contributed more than $1 million in total support of Rensselaer.
“I am honored to present on behalf of ExxonMobil and our employees these funds to Rensselaer. The generosity of our employees, who have benefited from the education that Rensselaer provides, allows us to support Rensselaer’s plans to achieve new levels of academic excellence,” said Wojnar, president of ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company.
Initiated in 1962, the ExxonMobil Foundation’s Educational Matching Gift Program matches gifts to higher education on a three-to-one basis and has provided more than $347 million to higher education in the United States. The Educational Matching Gift Program is intended to encourage giving to higher education by ExxonMobil employees, retirees, and surviving spouses. Each calendar year, an eligible donor may have up to $7,500 in gifts to U.S. colleges and universities and to certain consortia of minority colleges and universities matched by the ExxonMobil Foundation.