ExxonMobile will present the U of A with a $46,000 donation this week. The ExxonMobile Foundation has a matching program that gives three dollars in additional support for every one dollar donated by ExxonMobil and XTO Energy employees. Through that program, the company has donated more than $500,000 in the last decade including the upcoming donation this week.
Many of the matched gifts have gone to some of the university's largest colleges including the College of Engineering, J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, and the Sam M. Walton College of Business. However, significant contributions have also benefited university libraries, the band and other colleges and programs campuswide.
Todd and Jamie Sorrells, a senior land coordinator with XTO Energy, will be visiting the university Tuesday for a special check presentation and tour of the campus. The check presentation ceremony, including comments from Sorrells and Choate, will begin at 1 p.m. and will be held in the Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies - room 535 - of the J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. Center for Academic Excellence. Members of the media are invited to attend.