Investing in Humankind
Chevron El Segundo gives back to the community during the holidays and throughout the year.
- AboveChevron team and family members celebrate at the annual El Segundo Holiday Parade.
Chevron El Segundo has been a vital part of this community for longer than any of us can remember. When the firm first became a South Bay fixture in 1911, its primary product was kerosene for lamps. Today the El Segundo Refinery provides jobs for more than 1,100 employees and 500 contractors, and produces gasoline, diesel and jet fuel.
Above Chevron team members participated in the annual Skechers Pier to Pier Friendship Walk in Manhattan Beach.
As responsible caretakers of the environment, Chevron El Segundo maintains one of only two remaining preserves in the world for the endangered El Segundo blue butterfly. And the company contributes annually to an array of local charities.
“We were one of the first neighbors on the block,” says Jeff Wilson, Chevron’s corporate and government affairs manager. “We’ve been helping the South Bay go and grow for decades, and we’ve taken pride in helping establish and support our community over the years.”
The Chevron El Segundo employees are all in when it comes to supporting the South Bay’s establishments and community resources. “We’re raising our families here. Our donations and grants fund everything from economic development to school foundations,” Jeff says. “We are dedicated to being good neighbors and giving back to the community we love.”
Over the last 15 years, Chevron El Segundo has given more than $10 million for South Bay K–12 STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) programs at various schools. At a recent STEM expo, refinery director Fredrick Walker shared his thoughts on the event that supported the Manhattan Beach Education Foundation and Manhattan Beach Middle School.
Above The Chevron Manhattan Beach Grand Prix
“This is super exciting for us because people and innovation are key to what we do in my industry all the time,” he said. “We have a hands-on experience for kids here today that will make them excited, and hopefully one day we’ll see them making our future better as they become innovators themselves.”
Chevron El Segundo has been a founding sponsor for 24 years of the Manhattan Wine Auction, which has raised millions of dollars for the Manhattan Beach Education Foundation. The company offers college scholarships to local high school seniors, has helped fund iPads and computer labs at local schools, sponsors the Red Ribbon Week drug education program, and helped establish the Oceanographic Teaching Station at the Roundhouse Aquarium.
Each year Chevron El Segundo participates in both the Skechers Pier to Pier Friendship Walk to support education and the Chevron Manhattan Beach Grand Prix, which has raised funds for local charities for over 30 years. “We simply couldn’t be prouder to join families, children, youth from our local schools and amazing athletes from all across the world for what has now become the second-oldest one-day bike race in the country!” Jeff shares.
There’s no better way to celebrate the season than by giving, and Chevron El Segundo is setting a great example.