Valero St. Charles gives $600K to local children’s charities

Published 12:11 am Saturday, September 22, 2018

DESTREHAN — Local children’s charities nominated by employees received a total of $600,000 from the Valero St. Charles Refinery, which helped raise the funds through the Valero Energy Foundation and the company’s sponsorship of the 2018 Valero Texas Open and Benefit for Children in San Antonio.

“This is just one of several Valero locations that will proudly distribute funds to children’s charities throughout the United States this year,” said Jerry Stumbo, vice president and general manager of the Valero St. Charles Refinery.

“These gifts enable our community agencies to continue their good work for the many children they serve. We appreciate all that these agencies do to improve children’s lives. And it gives us great joy to be able to support the children of St. Charles Parish and the surrounding areas once again.”

Thanks to the overwhelming support of Valero’s business partners and sponsors, the Valero Texas Open raised a record $12 million to be distributed to charities throughout the United States where Valero has major operations.

With this year’s result, the event has raised an all-time total of more than $138 million, making it one of the most charitable tournaments on the PGA TOUR.

Agencies selected to receive Benefit for Children dollars each year are nominated and selected by Valero employees.