Energy giant gives $18 million to three Texas Medical Center institutions
As ExxonMobil charges ahead with development of its massive new campus near The Woodlands, the nation's largest energy producer Thursday upped the ante for corporate philanthropy with the announcement of three major grants, totaling $18 million, in the Texas Medical Center.
ExxonMobil chairman and CEO Rex W. Tillerson made the announcement at the Hyatt Regency Downtown where he addressed a press conference before attending the Greater Houston Partnership's State of Energy luncheon.
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center will be beneficiary of a $10 million grant for its Moon Shots program. Texas Children's Hospital will receive $3 million and the Texas Heart Institute $5 million, the largest corporate gift in THI history. Details on the grants can be found here.
Joining Tillerson for the announcement were M.D. Anderson CEO Dr. Ron DePinho, Texas Children's Dr. Mark Kline and the Texas Heart Institute's Dr. Jim Willerson.
“These world-renowned institutions are helping improve the health and lives of families in the Greater Houston area and that of other patients around the world, and we’re proud to support their important mission,” said Tillerson. “The grants will bolster their lifesaving medical research, prevention programs and patient care.”