A valued partner since our inception, ConocoPhillips recently made a special gift to the Foundation of $50,000 in honor of former First Lady Barbara Bush’s lifelong commitment to literacy. The gift will kickstart the implementation of the Foundation’s new strategic plan that will be unveiled in September during National Literacy Awareness Month.
“We are grateful to ConocoPhillips for their investment in our strategic efforts to increase childhood literacy rates in our city,” said Dr. Julie Finck, Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation President. “Mrs. Bush believed that the path to achieve the American Dream began with reading. This gift will help more children get a great start on a path towards a brighter future and better life.”
As a role model for other corporations in Houston, ConocoPhillips has not only invested financial resources in the literacy cause, but also human capital through volunteerism. From Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Ryan Lance to members of the New Hire Network, ConocoPhillips has played an active and valuable role in the Foundation’s success the past five years. ConocoPhillips’ focus on ensuring children have access to a high-quality education and strong literacy skills makes the organization an ideal partner in our mission of improving lives through the power of literacy.