When Chevron leaves the region, so will most of its charitable giving

When Chevron leaves the region, so will most of its charitable giving

PITTSBURGH — When Chevron Corp. leaves Pittsburgh sometime next year, it will leave a hole in the community thanks to its lean-in to community efforts and multimillion-dollar funding of workforce, education and other initiatives — and a legacy that will live on.

Chevron doesn’t disclose how much it has given in charitable donations, but the number is at least $24 million since the company entered the Marcellus Shale in 2011 with the acquisition of Pittsburgh-based Atlas Energy. The biggest was the $20 million Appalachian Partnership Initiative, a five-year program with community groups to build up STEM and workforce training initiatives. But Chevron and its employees have been monetary and time contributors for a host of other charitable initiatives, from the Pro Football Alumni charity golf tournament to more than 100 local schools and Intermediate Unit 1, and partnerships with the Carnegie Science Center, the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, among others.

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