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Through our corporate citizenship we are significant contributors to the well-being of our communities, whether it is investing resources or lending time to volunteer efforts, we actively engage and empower social development.

Volunteerism/TeamCITGO

Our company’s ultimate mission is to positively impact our communities though our social responsibility, a core CITGO value that guides everything we do and that is particularly evident in the philanthropic endeavors our corporate-wide volunteer group TeamCITGO carries out in each of our locations.

Lake Charles

Through TeamCITGO, our employees, retirees, their families and friends have all donated countless hours of their time and talents to numerous local charitable and community projects.

TeamCITGO was the first industry volunteer organization in Southwest Louisiana and has a rich history of developing volunteerism in the five-parish area. Through TeamCITGO, our employees, retirees, and their families and friends have donated thousands of hours of their time to numerous local charitable and community projects designed to improve the quality of life of Southwest Louisiana residents.

Year after year, the CITGO Lake Charles Refinery is a recognized leader in United Way giving, supporting local agencies with more than $12 million in raised funds since 1975. We also support the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) by sponsoring Southwest Louisiana’s largest single-day fundraiser for MDA each year, the CITGO MDA Golf Classic, which has raised $3.4 million since 1985. In addition, we support four Calcasieu Parish Partner in Education schools and McNeese State University.

Lemont

Our Lemont TeamCITGO volunteer group is a motivating force behind neighborhood clean-ups, beautification projects, food or clothing drives and other community support initiatives.

The employee-driven TeamCITGO personifies the spirit of volunteerism at the CITGO Lemont Refinery. Contributing their time, talent and treasure to neighborhood clean-up and beautification projects, collections of food and clothing for area human service agencies and meeting other needs in local communities, TeamCITGO lives up to its motto of “Neighbors Helping Neighbors.”

TeamCITGO activities range from volunteering at local food pantries and women’s shelters to assisting with grounds-keeping efforts at the local Cerebral Palsy camp. Additionally, refinery employees have helped raise money to benefit the United Way, Muscular Dystrophy Association and the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Corpus Christi

At the CITGO Refinery in Corpus Christi, Texas, TeamCITGO leads the local effort for social responsibility and corporate outreach.

The Corpus Christi Refinery engages the TeamCITGO to lead volunteer efforts in their local communities. We are dedicated to supporting commerce, economic stability and community development in Corpus Christi, and seek out opportunities and partnerships that enable us to make an impact in these areas.

Support of STEM Education

The Corpus Christi Refinery supports a number of educational programs, including STEM education. The refinery partners with the Foy H. Moody High School Innovation Academy to encourage students to pursue STEM curriculum and consider careers in our industry, with courses including Engineering Design and Development, Civil Engineering, and Environmental Science.

Through the Innovation Academy, we have reached approximately 850 students, who have taken home awards such as Excellence in Action: STEM Career Cluster winner, Innovation Award: First Place in the Tech Challenge, and the Skills USA: First Place in Applied Engineering for three years in a row. We are proud that our partnership with the Academy garnered a 2014 Texas Education Partnership (Gold Award).

 

First in Family Scholarship Program

In collaboration with the Corpus Christi Education Foundation and the Corpus Christi Independent School District, First in Family is our other education effort. The First in Family program awards a $1,000 scholarship to local high school students who are the first in their family to graduate. Since the program’s inception, we have awarded 75 scholarships and increased our overall contribution to $56,000.

Fueling Good

Fueling Good is a philosophy that transcends our geographic and socio-economic boundaries and encourages everyone to get involved in their community and share the responsibility for improving the lives of others.

Throughout our history, CITGO has been dedicated to “fueling good” in communities across the United States. We remain committed to giving back to our neighbors and supporting good deeds in every way we can.

The principles of Fueling Good can be seen in all aspects of the CITGO brand. From the quality fuel and exceptional service provided at locally owned CITGO stations to the continuous fundraising and community efforts of local CITGO employees, Marketers and Retailers, doing good is part of the CITGO DNA.

Learn more at FuelingGood.com

Sponsorships

At CITGO, we believe that a solid contribution program successfully brings people together. From the Freedom Over Texas celebrations for Independence Day to our partnership with Special Olympics, the Fuel sponsorship of the Boston Marathon, or simply supporting community enriching events, CITGO is proud to play a part in enhancing the quality of life of our operational regions.