Valero’s St. Charles Refinery presents $1M to local children’s charities

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, December 1, 2021

NORCO —Valero’s St. Charles Refinery distributed $1 million among 10 local charities from funds raised through the 2021 Valero Texas Open (VTO) and Valero Benefit for Children (BFC).


This year, the tournament and associated events, including the BFC, raised more than $16 million in net proceeds for charitable organizations across the U.S., including those in the South Texas area. The tournament is ranked No.1 in charitable giving thus far on the PGA TOUR this year.


“Valero is honored to be part of the tournament’s legacy of giving back through the generous   support of our business partners and sponsors,” said Joe Gorder, Valero chairman and CEO. “With our long-standing relationship through the BFC, the tournament has helped raise more   than $187 million for charities, positively impacting many lives in the communities where we operate across the United States.”


“At Valero, we are driven to make a positive difference for our community,” said Jerry Stumbo, vice president and general manager of the Valero St. Charles Refinery. “The recipient organizations were selected because of their tireless efforts to continue to provide necessary services for children in St. Charles Parish and the surrounding area. These charities have faced many challenges in the aftermath of the catastrophic Hurricane Ida. They continued to provide essential services in our community and in many cases had to increase the number of children they serve.”


The 2021 Valero Benefit for Children local recipients are:


  • A Safe Space St. Charles
  • Creative Family Solutions
  • Child Advocacy Services
  • Matthew 25:35 Ministries
  • New Wine Development Corporation
  • Ochsner Clinic Foundation
  • Son of a Saint
  • St. Charles Community C.A.R.E. Center
  • St. Charles Hospital
  • St. Michael Special School


The VTO will celebrate its 100th anniversary March 28 through April 4, 2022.