Because we care
We knew if we could partner with the right early education institution, WPX would make a measureable impact. Hawthorne Elementary in Tulsa has vast potential, great needs and a new, strong leader interested in making big improvements. To address Hawthorne’s most immediate need, literacy, WPX funded more than 100 books of interest for each classroom. We developed a mentoring program that sends more than 40 mentors to Hawthorne weekly to meet with selected students in kindergarten, first and second grade. Additionally, we leverage various non-profit organizations throughout the community to visit Hawthorne and share their programs: Tulsa Ballet, Signature Symphony and Tulsa Geosciences Center recently brought educational enrichment opportunities to students.
The WPX Matching Gifts program doubles contributions to eligible 501(c)3 organizations. WPX matches contributions dollar-for-dollar up to $10,000 per employee, and up to $5,000 per retiree, per calendar year.
WPX is in-sourcing matching gifts again starting in 2018. A PDF form to submit requests will be available for retirees prior to the end of the first quarter. For assistance, please contact WPX Community Affairs.