Valero St. Charles Refinery gives $800K to charities

Taryn Rogers, Jerry Stumbo, Shirley Sims, Ivy Williams and Thomas Hines.

Local children’s charities received $800,000 from employees of the Valero St. Charles Refinery who helped raise the funds through the Valero Energy Foundation and the company’s sponsorship of the 2019 Valero Texas Open and Benefit for Children in San Antonio.

“This is just one of several Valero locations that will proudly distribute funds to children’s charities throughout the United States this year,” said Jerry Stumbo, vice president and general manager of the Valero St. Charles Refinery. “These gifts enable our community agencies to continue their good work for the many children they serve. We appreciate all that these agencies do to improve children’s lives and it gives us great joy to be able to support the children of St. Charles Parish and the surrounding areas once again.”

The Valero Texas Open and Benefit for Children generated more than $15 million in net proceeds for charities throughout the U.S. where Valero has major operations. With this year’s result, the event raised an all-time total of more than $153 million, making it one of the most charitable tournaments on the PGA Tour.

Local recipients are:

We Care For Special People

American Heart Association

Camp Challenge

Cancer Services

CASA Jefferson

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Father’s House Kids

Girls on the Run New Orleans

Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank

Greater New Orleans Therapeutic Riding Center

Louisiana Hemophilia Foundation

Louisiana Pediatric Cardiology  Foundation

Louisiana Pulmonary Disease Camp (Camp Pelican)

St. John the Baptist Parish Schools (Adapted P.E. Department)

Start the Adventure in Reading

Sunshine Kids Foundation


The Arc of St. Charles

Upside Downs

Whole Village Art Therapy

Boys Hope Girls Hope of Greater New Orleans

Brave Heart Children In Need

Children’s Advocacy Center – Hope House

Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation

Future Fathers Outreach

Louisiana Lions League for Crippled Children

MacDonell United Methodist Children’s Services

American Lebanese Syrian Associated Charities (St. Jude)

Caring Strategies

Children’s Hospital

Covenant House New Orleans

Epilepsy Alliance Louisiana

Ochsner Clinic Foundation

Son of a Saint

Special Angels Outreach

Creative Family Solutions

Special Olympics Louisiana

St Charles Parish Public Schools (Apache Access to Industry Program)

St. Charles Public Schools Foundation

St. Michael Special School

Youth Empowerment Project

St. Charles Parish Public Schools (Hahnville High School and Destrehan High School Welding Programs)

Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans and Acadiana

Child Advocacy Services

A Safe Space St. Charles (formerly Alpha Daughters of Zion)

“We are all fueled by giving and what our gifts mean to the hundreds of charities across the U.S. where Valero has major operations,” said Eric Honeyman, Valero Vice President-Refining Operations, who headed up Valero’s efforts in this year’s tournament. “All of this is possible because of the generous support of our sponsors, employees and volunteers who believe in the mission of helping people, especially children.”


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