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==Philanthropic and Community Benefits==
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===February 26, 2015: Phillips Donates $20,000 to Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Engineering===
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The Riverbender reported on February 26, 2015 that the Phillips 66 Wood River Refinery donated $20,000 to the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Engineering on February 24, 2015 to provide support for equipment, activities and 10 scholarships to students at SIUE’s Engineering Summer Camp who demonstrate financial need. “The Phillips 66 Wood River Refinery has an emphasis on outreach, particularly in education that betters our community,” said Melissa Erker, director of government and community affairs for Phillips 66. “With this partnership, we have the ability to enhance the community by supporting science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) at SIUE.<ref>[http://www.riverbender.com/articles/details/phillips-66-wood-river-refinery-sponsors-siue-summer-camps-6123.cfm Riverbender. "Phillips 66 Wood River Refinery Sponsors SIUE Summer Camps" February 26, 2015.]</ref>
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===February 13, 2015: Phillips Donates $25,000 to Rolling Hills Elementary School in Amarillo===
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My High Plains reported on February 13, 2015 that Phillips 66 donated $25,000 to Rolling Hills Elementary School  to pay for smart boards in the classroom and to help the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) program. Rolling Hills Principal Richard Kelly said, "Give kids those extra resources that they need to be more successfull in the classrooms and give teachers the extra resources to kind of get those kids using those types of technology down here, so that when they get into middle school or high school it's just like using their cell phone."<ref>[http://www.myhighplains.com/story/d/story/phillips-66-presents-25000-to-rolling-hills-elemen/36528/AcR8GcZuEE-RBK6ft8uYQw My Hih Plains.  "Phillips 66 Presents $25,000 to Rolling Hills Elementary" by Sheryl Proctor.  February 13, 2015.]</ref>
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===January 30, 2015: Phillips Donates $15,000 to West Texas A&M===
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My High Plains reported on January 30, 2015 that Phillips donated $15,000 to West Texas A&M University. Support for the University will come in many forms such as a named classroom and funding for summer engineering camps along with assistance for student organizations, career expos and other career-related areas.<ref>[http://www.myhighplains.com/story/d/story/phillips-donates-15000-to-wt/21386/NqQZ3mBGKkuIIOevZaEmRA My High Plains. "Phillips Donates $15,000 to WT" by Karl Wehmhoener.  January 30, 2015.]</ref>
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===January 30, 2015:  Attucks Community Alliance in Ponca City Receives $20,000 from Phillips for CPR Equipment===
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The Ponca City News reported on January 30, 2015 that Phillips donated $20,000 to the Attucks Community Center to provide CPR and AED training for organizations on the west and south side of Ponca City. Dave Klanica, manager Health and Safety, Phillips 66 Ponca City Refinery stated “We are pleased to work with Attucks Community Alliance and selected organizations on this project. There are organizations that serve high volumes of people such as The Mission, The Senior Center, The Salvation Army, Friendship Feast, Attucks Community Center, and others. If, through this small investment of time and money we can save one life we are more than glad that we can make an important difference.”<ref>[http://assets.mediaspanonline.com/prod/11462847/pcn-2015-01-30-a-008.pdf Ponca City News.  "Attucks Community Alliance Receives Phillips 66 Grant"  January 30, 2015.]</ref>
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===January 29, 2015:  Phillips Bayway Refinery Donates $29,000 for Paramedic Radios in New Jersey===
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New Jersey reported on January 29, 2015 that Phillips 66 has donated $29,000 to purchase replacement mobile and portable paramedic radios that communicate with all the local towns to enhance communication during responses to the community.<ref>[http://www.nj.com/suburbannews/index.ssf/2015/01/phillips_66_awards_29000_grant.html New Jersey. "Phillips 66 awards $29,000 grant to RWJ Rahway"  January 29, 2015.]</ref>
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===January 22, 2015: Phillips Makes $75,000 Grant for Playground Equipment in Ponca City===
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The Ponca City News reported on January 22, 2015 that Phillips 66 made a grant of $75,000 to the City of Ponca City to install new playground equipment at McGraw Park. “The City of Ponca City and the Parks and Recreation Department are happy to have received this grant. This opportunity will allow us to install playground equipment that we had not planned to do in the near future,” says Jim Sindelar, Parks and Recreation Director, who applied for a one-time special grant offered by Phillips 66 for Environmental and Safety related project. “Phillips 66 is glad that we could be a part of this project. This is just one way that we, Phillips 66, show our investment in the community," says Sara King, Environmental Manager at Phillips' Ponca City Refinery. "Playground parks, like the future one at McGraw Park, provide a place for our families to exercise, socialize, and enjoy the outdoors. Phillips 66 is committed to making a positive difference in the communities where we live and do business.”<ref>[http://assets.mediaspanonline.com/prod/11438132/pcn-2015-01-22-0-001.pdf Ponca City News. "City Receives Phillips 66 Grant For Equipment At McGraw Park" January 22, 2015.]</ref>
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The Ponca City Refinery is Phillips 66's most profitable refinery earning $83,000,000 in profit for Phillips in the third quarter of 2014 for an annualized profit of $331,000,000.<ref>[http://investor.phillips66.com/files/doc_presentations/2014/Earnings/PSX-Q3-News-Release-Slides-FINAL_v001_k94fx2.pdf Phillips 66.  "Third Quarter Conference Call"  October 29, 2014.]</ref><ref>[http://researchandideas.com/index.php?title=Phillips_66:_Ponca_City_Refinery#Appendix_1:_Profitability_of_Ponca_City_Refinery_in_Q3_2014 Ponca City Refinery "Profitability of Ponca City Refinery in Q3 2014" analysis by Hugh Pickens October 31, 2014.]</ref> In August, 2014 Phillips made a $1,700,000 grant to Bartlesville Public Schools to create new innovative laboratories on three school campuses to support science, technology, engineering and math classes and research projects. Ponca City's grant application for a similar program was turned down by Phillips 66.<ref>[http://www.tulsaworld.com/communities/bartlesville/news/phillips-ceo-announces-million-stem-grant-for-bartlesville-schools/article_30498f4b-3a35-57a8-a307-5cc496c7dc75.html  Tulsa World.  "Phillips 66 CEO announces $1.7 million STEM grant for Bartlesville schools" by Laura Summers.  August 13, 2014.]</ref>
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===January 21, 2015: Phillips Donates $15,000 to Louisiana Tech University===
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Louisiana Tech University reported on January 21, 2015 that Phillips has donated $15,000  to the College of Engineering and Science to help the College continue to provide students with innovative, hands-on education to prepare future industry leaders for companies like Phillips 66. The gift from Phillips 66 will provide funding for field trips, visiting speakers, equipment upgrades and scholarships to enhance student experiences in classrooms and laboratories. “We are extremely grateful for Phillips 66 support of the College and our programs,” said Dr. Hisham Hegab, dean of the College of Engineering and Science at Louisiana Tech. “Industry support such as this is key to providing our students with an enhanced academic experience that is relevant to the careers they will pursue when they graduate.”<ref>[http://news.latech.edu/2015/01/21/coes-receives-gift-from-phillips-66-to-support-student-education-experiences/ Louisiana Tech University. "COES receives gift from Phillips 66 to support student education, experiences" by Dave Guerin.  January 21, 2015.]</ref>
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===December 31, 2014: The Shredder Writes: "There’s a plethora of people eager to tell you all about how Phillips 66 has done so much for the community"===
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Anonymous columnist "The Shredder" wrote in the ''New Times'' on December 31, 2014 that there's "here’s a plethora of people eager to tell you all about how Phillips 66 has done so much for the community, how much Phillips 66 cares about us all, and how very much it would hurt Phillips 66’s feelings if we denied the company its rail spur project. The problem is, Phillips 66 has greased the verbal wheels by giving these people a lot of money, and then turned around and given even more money to a local PR firm to tell the rest of the community just how great Phillips 66 really is. Call me a cynic, but as soon as I know someone’s been paid to say something, they lose credibility in my eyes, and I’m speaking as someone who has never been paid. Maybe they really mean it. But if that were the case, why wouldn’t they say it without being paid?"
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<blockquote>The reality is that Phillips 66’s “good neighbor” moments tend to be choreographed, right down to photographs of a smiling spokesperson handing over an enormous check. And that’s OK. That’s what for-profit corporations do. It is not, however, what good neighbors do. I know, because my neighbor is still miffed about the time I offered to pay up front so my dog can freely pop squats in his yard. In fact, a company is not a neighbor at all, regardless of how many times a PR company repeats the term. A corporation is not a human being with human concerns; corporations are motivated by one thing: profit.<BR><BR>
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While I don’t fault Phillips 66 for behaving like a corporation any more than I fault a wild animal for behaving like a wild animal, I don’t much appreciate the fact that they’re trotting out platitudes about being there for the community in lieu of substantive discussion about the impacts of what they’re proposing. Hiring a company to attempt to wrangle and limit the media while feeding the public a heavily manipulated image of an oil company as Mr. Rogers—if Mr. Rogers was in the habit of doling out enormous checks—is a fairly oily thing to do.<ref>[http://www.newtimesslo.com/shredder/11838/good-fences/ New Times. "Good Fences" by The Shredder.  December 31, 2014.]</ref></blockquote>
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===December 30, 2014: Phillips Donates $100,000 to Belle Chasse YMCA===
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The Plaquemines Gazette reported on December 30, 2014 that Phillips presented a $100,000 grant to the YMCA of Greater New Orleans on December 22, 2014 that will allow the YMCA in Belle Chasse to build an outdoor walking and jogging track around their facility. “Phillips 66’s Alliance Refinery recently recognized a need for a safe place, free from traffic, for walkers and joggers to exercise outside. Without even being asked to do so, they have now provided a means to our YMCA Belle Chasse facility to meet this community need. Thank you Phillips 66 for your generosity,” said YMCA of Greater New Orleans’ President and Chief Executive Officer Gordon Wadge.<ref>[http://plaqueminesgazette.com/news/phillips-66-grants-100k-belle-chasse-ymca Plaquemines Gazette.  "PHILLIPS 66 GRANTS $100K TO BELLE CHASSE YMCA"  December 30, 2014.]</ref>
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===December 23, 2014: Phillips Donates $30,000 to Santa Maria Museum===
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The Paso Roble Daily News reported on December 23, 2014 that volunteers from the San Luis Obispo Railroad Museum received a $30,000 contribution from Phillips earmarked to help complete the museum’s ambitious model railroad room, a scale model depiction of the rail industry in SLO as it looked in the early part of the 20th century. According to Museum volunteer Arnold Jonas, the group hosted a tour of its facility for Phillips 66 officials in late fall and received a positive reaction. “Several of the people touring our museum were from out of state and were frankly amazed at what our group of volunteers has accomplished,” said Jonas. “And not only was the group impressed by the museum, they were intrigued by our emphasis on education and our interest in telling the story of the railroad in our county. Apparently that paved the way for our grant approval,” he said. “All of us involved in the oil industry are aware of the role the local railroad played – and continues to play – in keeping our product moving,” said Bill Schroll, manager of the Phillips 66 Santa Maria Refinery located on the Nipomo Mesa. “We are delighted to help educate residents and areas visitors about the rich history of the railroads and their role on the Central Coast, including the dynamic partnership that continues between our industries,” he said.<ref>[http://pasoroblesdailynews.com/slo-railroad-museum-receives-30000-donation/30267/ Paso Roble Daily News. "SLO Railroad Museum receives $30,000 donation" December 23, 2014.]</ref>
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===December 20, 2014: Phillips Gives $155,000 to Westlake Fire Department and Police===
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American Press reported on December 20, 2014 that Phillips 66 has given the Westlake police and fire departments $115,000 under the company’s Community Signature Initiative, which aids communities with emergency preparedness and safety efforts. “We had this in the works since September before the election,” said Steve Geiger, plant manager of Phillips 66’s Westlake refinery. “So we reached out to the police and fire departments and told them we had the opportunity to get a grant. So we basically collected the needs of the community and went back to our corporate office and said this is what we see as a benefit to the community.” Mayor Bob Hardey said the money will be split between the two departments. The Fire Department will get $60,000; the Police Department will get $55,000.<ref>[http://www.americanpress.com/Phillips-66-gives-Westlake--115k-police--fire-grant American Press.  "Phillips 66 gives Westlake $115k police, fire grant" by Frank DeCesare.  December 20, 2014.]</ref>
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===December 10, 2015: Phillips Makes $40,000 Grant to Billings Firefighters===
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The Billings Gazette reported on December 10, 2014 that Phillips has made a $40,000 grant to help protect Billings residents from potentially slower fire and other emergency response times by allowing for videoconference training for firefighters. Fire Chief Paul Dextras and City Administrator Tina Volek announced the grant Friday in an email to Billings City Council members. Volek wrote that she wants to invite Phillips 66 officials to an upcoming City Council meeting “to recognize their contributions to this important piece of the training program that Chief Dextras has helped lead during his time with the department.” The videoconference system will be used widely, Dextras said. “Probably 70-80 percent of our training sessions can be broadcast,” he said. “Embracing this technology will allow us to do so much more. It’s huge for the Fire Department in a lot of ways, and it shows the neat things that Phillips 66 does by contributing to the community.”<ref>[http://billingsgazette.com/news/local/government-and-politics/grant-from-phillips-will-allow-firefighters-to-videoconference/article_84cc4749-2462-5e08-91fd-a0335b8782b2.html Billings Gazette. "Grant from Phillips 66 will allow firefighters to videoconference" by Mike Ferguson. December10, 2014.]</ref>
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===December 9, 2014:  Phillips Contributes Over $200,000 to Southwest Illinois Division of United Way===
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The Telegraph reported on December 9, 2014 that Phillips 66 Wood River Refinery was the second highest contributor to the Southwest Illinois Division of United Way contributing more than $200,000 of the $1,700,000 total.<ref>[http://www.thetelegraph.com/news/news/50835222/Area-United-Way-efforts-raise-$1.7M The Telegraph. "Area United Way efforts raise $1.7M" December 9, 2014.]</ref>
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===December 8, 2014: Phillips Donates $100,000 to Build Bike Trail in Bethalto===
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The Alton Daily News reported on December 8, 2014 that Phillips has given a grant of $100,000 to to create a bike trail in the Village of Bethalto to compliment its park system.<ref>[http://www.altondailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=17&id=154802 Alton Daily News.  "Proposed Bike Trail Gets Grant"  December 8, 2014.]</ref>
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===December 5, 2014: Phillips 66 Donates $50,000 for ZooMontana Wolverine Habitat===
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The Billings Gazette reported on December 5, 2014 that Phillips 66 has donated $50,000 to ZooMontana to build a new wolverine habitat and exhibit. “Phillips 66 is committed to both community and environmental education, so we felt this was a great mix of the two,” said Shea Dawson, the Billings refinery’s manager of finance and public affairs, in a news release. “We look forward to the process of helping ZooMontana construct this exciting exhibit.” The new habitat will be located near the junction in the zoo’s central area that leads to either the wolf or tiger habitats. Designs are underway, and zoo officials hope to put it out for bid soon. Construction likely will begin in the summer of 2015.<ref>[http://billingsgazette.com/news/local/phillips-donates-k-for-zoomontana-wolverine-habitat/article_f5c2167d-e57e-51f8-a61f-d6a792c824a2.html Billings Gazette. "Phillips 66 donates $50K for ZooMontana wolverine habitat" by Zach Benoit.  December 5, 2014.]</ref>
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===November 20, 2013:  Village of Roxana Will Not Have to Repay Million of Dollars to Philips 66 in Tax Assessment Case===
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The Alton Daily News reported on November 20, 2014 that the local school district of the village of Roxana will not have to repay millions of dollars that the Madison County State’s Attorney says it overtaxed Phillips 66 for the Wood River Refinery. An agreement between numerous taxing bodies and the owners of the Phillips 66 Wood River Refinery has been reached that would eliminate repayment for taxes collected in 2011 and 2012, and lower the refinery’s 2013 assessed value by about $100-million. Phillips filed an objection earlier this year over the amount of taxes levied by the Village of Roxana, the Roxana Park District, Roxana Library District and the Roxana School District. Parties still have to sign off on the agreement.<ref>[http://altondailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=17&id=152804 Alton Daily News. "Settlement Agreement For Refinery" November 20, 2014.]</ref>
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===November 19, 2014: Phillips Donates $50,000 to Restore Goff Tower in Bartlesville===
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KWON reported on November 19, 2014 that Phillips 66 donated $50,000 and the Lyons Foundation donated $20,875 to help restore Goff Tower, designed by famed architect Bruce Goff and presented in 1964 as a gift from Mrs. H.C. Price to the children of Bartlesville. Citizens are invited for the re-opening ceremony of the Sooner Park Play Tower scheduled for Wednesday, November 26th at 2 pm.<ref>[http://bartlesvilleradio.com/pages/news/80962014/goff-tower-to-be-reopened-november-26th KWOM. "Goff Tower To Be Reopened November 26th"  November 19, 2014.]</ref>
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===November 18, 2014: Phillips Donates $250,000 to Upgrade Storm Warning Systems Around Wood River Refinery===
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KSDK reported on November 28, 2014 that Phillips 66 Wood River Refinery is donaring $250,000 to three local communities to upgrade their storm warning systems by installing new sirens. Phillips has also put money aside for educational programming, including severe weather preparedness programs that will be taught in schools and at municipal fire departments and will fund a National Weather Service spotters training course.<ref>[http://www.ksdk.com/story/news/local/2014/11/18/phillips-66-wood-river-refinery-tornado-sirens/19215801/ KSDK. "3 communities to get upgraded tornado sirens"  November 28, 2014.]</ref> Wood River Fire Chief Steve Alexander says much of the credit for this agreement goes to Phillips 66.<ref>[http://www.altondailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=17&id=152501 Alton Daily News. "Tornado Siren Project" by Doug Jenkins. November 28, 2014.]</ref>
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===October 30, 2014: Phillips Donates $1 Million to Texas A&M new Engineering Education Complex (EEC)===
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Texas A&M reported on October 30, 2014 that Phillips made a $1 million donation to the Texas A&M Foundation that will support the university’s new Engineering Education Complex (EEC). “Phillips 66 is committed to investing in education,” said Greg C. Garland, chairman and CEO of Phillips 66, and a Texas A&M chemical engineering graduate. “We need leaders from schools such as Texas A&M who will challenge the status quo and create solutions to meet rising energy needs in the decades ahead.” The company’s contribution will be used to create the “Phillips 66 Experiential Learning Laboratory” within the EEC. The new lab will help better prepare engineering students to meet the evolving needs of the engineering marketplace.<ref>[http://engineering.tamu.edu/news/2014/10/30/texas-am-engineering-education-complex-receives-major-donation-from-phillips-66 Texas A&M. "Texas A&M Engineering Education Complex receives major donation from Phillips 66" October 30, 2014.]</ref>
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Philips CEO Greg Garland is a 1980 graduate of Texas A&M.<ref>[http://investor.phillips66.com/investors/governance/executive-leadership-team/person-details/default.aspx?ItemId=5ad00be6-a4ea-4476-b0dd-b5d1e7be225b Phillips 66. "Greg Garland" retrieved November 5, 2015.]</ref>
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===October 28, 2014: Phillips Donates $100,000 to Lagrange High School in Lake Charles===
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KPLC TV reported on October 28, 2014 that Phillips donated $100,000 to LaGrange High to update the school's science labs. "It's very exciting to be in a lab here today," said Calcasieu Parish Superintendent Karl Bruchhaus. "Phillips 66 has been a great partner and has provided an opportunity for LaGrange High School to have a few things that no other high school that I'm familiar with has the benefit of."<ref>[http://www.kplctv.com/story/27146785/lagrange-receives-100000-grant-from-phillips-66 KPLC Tv.  "LaGrange receives $100,000 grant from Phillips 66"  October 28, 2014.]</ref>
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===October 7, 2014: Phillips Makes $40,000 Grant to 'Pheasants Forever'===
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The Billings Gazette reported on October 7, 2014 that Phillips awarded a $40,000 grant to 'Pheasants Forever' to help upland birds, other wildlife and bird hunters in Eastern Montana. The conservation group announced this week that the money would go to hiring a seasonal habitat technician, the purchase of a truck and trailer and to accelerate upland habitat work on public lands in Yellowstone, Big Horn and Treasure counties by the Montana Habitat Partnership. “The partnership’s work provides community members the opportunity to spend half a day hunting or running their dog in great habitat close to Billings,” said Dan Bailey, Pheasants Forever’s regional representative for Montana. “As private land becomes increasingly difficult to access, especially around metropolitan areas like Billings, improving the existing habitat to create high-quality public land is more important than ever.”<ref>[http://billingsgazette.com/lifestyles/recreation/grant-funds-new-upland-habitat-position/article_e26ccfd8-2297-5ca0-a624-4f9d8431ecbb.html Billings Gazette.  "Grant funds new upland habitat position"  October 7, 2014.]</ref>
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===September 9, 2014: Phillips Donates $500,000 to Oklahoma State University===
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The Stillwater News Press reported on September 9, 2014 that Phillips has donated $500,000 to  open the Phillips 66 Student Plaza as part of the college’s new Student Excellence Center. The center will provide a nexus of social, career and academic opportunities for the college’s more than 4,300 engineering, architecture and engineering technology students and allow students to enjoy the outdoors while studying in groups, working on laptops or enjoying lunch with friends. Engineering, architecture and engineering technology students will help design large natural-gas barbeques, a tailgate kitchen, and other features enhancing the plaza. “We are so grateful for Phillips 66’s generosity and vision,” says Paul Tikalsky, dean of the College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology. “Through the Phillips 66 Student Plaza, students across the various college disciplines will have a central location to collaborate and develop our community of scholars. Their interactions, and the programs and exhibitions this beautiful outdoor area hosts, will excite students about the future and the grand challenges they will help solve.”<ref>[http://www.stwnewspress.com/news/article_fe8c3378-3837-11e4-ba6f-0019bb2963f4.html Stillwater News Press.  "Oklahoma State University receives $500,000 gift from Phillips 66"  September 9, 2013.]</ref>
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This contribution is in addition to Phillips 66’s annual support for the Phillips 66 SHIELD (Students Heightening Involvement in Education, Learning and Development) Scholars Program as well as support for the Multicultural Engineering Program, scholarships, equipment, and student retention programs in CEAT and other colleges at OSU. “Phillips 66 continues to provide wonderful careers for many of our graduates and make generous contributions across the university,” Tikalsky says. “But their true gift is creating the next generation of intellectual capital for our nation.”<ref>[http://www.stwnewspress.com/news/article_fe8c3378-3837-11e4-ba6f-0019bb2963f4.html Stillwater News Press.  "Oklahoma State University receives $500,000 gift from Phillips 66"  September 9, 2013.]</ref>
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===September 3, 2014: Ponca City Refinery Donates Two Used Firetrucks to Volunteers===
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The Ponca City News reported on September 3, 2014 that Phillips 66 Ponca City has donated a 1990 Ford Fire Engine to the Fairfax Volunteer Fire Department and a 1989 Ford Fire Engine to the Osage Cove Volunteer Fire Department. “We are happy that others can use this equipment. Other options were to sell or scrap them, but we think gifting to area volunteer fire departments is a good use for the communities they serve," said Dave Klanica, the Ponca City Refinery Safety Manager.<ref>[http://assets.mediaspanonline.com/prod/11012285/pcn-2014-09-03-a-002.pdf Ponca City News. "Phillips 66 Donates Fire Trucks To Two Volunteer Departments" September 3, 2014.]</ref>
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===September 2, 2014: Phillips Gives $750,000 to Louisiana State University to Fund Interactive Classroom===
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The New Orleans Times-Picayune reported on September 2, 2014 that Phillips 66 is giving LSU $750,000 to fund an interactive education classroom in the newly renovated College of Engineering. "This new learning community will accelerate our efforts to prepare graduates to meet the environmental, social, economic, scientific, creative and educational challenges that confront the nation and world in the 21st century," Rsaid ick Koubek, dean and Bert S. Turner Chair in the College of Engineering.<ref>[http://www.nola.com/business/baton-rouge/index.ssf/2014/09/phillips_66_gives_750k_for_lsu.html New Orleans Times-Picayune. "Phillips 66 gives $750k for LSU College of Engineering interactive classroom" by Quincy Hodges.  September 2, 2014.]</ref>
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===August 15, 2014: Phillips and Chevron Pledge $1,6000,000 to Fund Petrochemical Academy in Sweeny===
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Hydrocarbon Proecssing reported on August 15, 2014 that Phillips 66 and Chevron Phillips Chemical are making an initial combined contribution of $1.6 million to help fund the creation of a petrochemical academy with the Sweeny Independent School District as part of their continued commitment to education and workforce development initiatives in the communities where they operate. The $1.6 million combined contribution by Phillips 66 and Chevron Phillips Chemical will support the purchase of equipment, building renovations, and scholarships for juniors and seniors enrolled in Sweeny ISD and surrounding school systems. Subsequent contributions will be made in coming years to help cover ongoing maintenance and operation costs and additional equipment. We have significant growth plans for our operations in this region, so it’s exciting to know that students who enroll in classes at the academy will gain college-level skills before they even graduate high school,” said Willie Tempton, Refinery Manager at Phillips Sweeny Refinery. “That means a well-trained workforce for industry in our area and good paying jobs for young Texans looking for a career right here at home.”<ref>[http://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/Article/3371564/Latest-News/Phillips-66-Chevron-Phillips-to-fund-new-Texas-petrochemical-academy.html Hydrocarbon Processing.  "Phillips 66, Chevron Phillips to fund new Texas petrochemical academy" Augusut 15, 2014.]</ref>
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===August 13, 2014: Phillips Pledges $1,700,000 to Support STEM Education in Bartlesville===
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The Tulsa World reported on August 13, 2014 that Phillips will be giving $1.7 million to Bartlesville Public Schools to create new innovative laboratories on three school campuses to support science, technology, engineering and math classes and research projects. “We want to create a place where our students will come and be excited, be challenged and hopefully be encouraged to follow a career at a place like Phillips 66,” he said. “We want to put the right kind of tools in the hands of students in Bartlesville so they can be more successful.”<ref>[http://www.tulsaworld.com/communities/bartlesville/news/phillips-ceo-announces-million-stem-grant-for-bartlesville-schools/article_30498f4b-3a35-57a8-a307-5cc496c7dc75.html  Tulsa World.  "Phillips 66 CEO announces $1.7 million STEM grant for Bartlesville schools" by Laura Summers.  August 13, 2014.]</ref>
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The funds came through a Phillips 66 Signature Community Initiative grant application submitted to the company under an effort spearheaded by Scott Bilger, a Bartlesville school board member and Phillips 66 employee, and Granger Meador, a physics teacher who heads up Bartlesville High’s science department. The new laboratories and major new course offerings will be at the high school, along with Madison and Central Middle Schools. “We are just really, really excited about the opportunity this is going to provide our students,” Superintendent Gary Quinn said. “It cannot be overstated what this is going to mean to our students.” Phillips 66 has about 2,000 workers in Bartlesville.<ref>[http://www.tulsaworld.com/communities/bartlesville/news/phillips-ceo-announces-million-stem-grant-for-bartlesville-schools/article_30498f4b-3a35-57a8-a307-5cc496c7dc75.html  Tulsa World.  "Phillips 66 CEO announces $1.7 million STEM grant for Bartlesville schools" by Laura Summers.  August 13, 2014.]</ref>
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===July 9, 2014: Phillips Pledges $750,000 to Support STEM Education in Billings===
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The Billings Gazette reported on July 9, 2014 that has pledged to donate $750,000 over three years to support enhanced science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education in Billings School District 2 elementary and middle schools. Ray Rigdon, the refinery's manager, said that the donation comes from Phillips 66's Signature Community Initiative, in which it partners with local groups and nonprofits to address targeted, defined issues within the community. "It makes a meaningful investment ... to solve specific community problems with meaningful results," said Rigdon. The money will also fund a technology training center for teachers, students and community members that is expected to open in the fall at Orchard.<ref>[http://billingsgazette.com/news/local/education/phillips-gives-k-to-sd-s-science-technology-program/article_853f9820-875f-55f9-941c-ed5b5fb0525d.html Billings Gazette.  "Phillips 66 gives $750K to SD2's science, technology program" by Zach Benoit.  July 9, 2014.]</ref>
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===June 27, 2014: Phillips Awards Nine Scholarships to Students Whose Parents Work at Wood River Refinery===
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The Edwardsville Intelligencer reported on June 27, 2014 that Phillips has awarded nine college scholarships of $16,000 to local high school seniors  whose parents work for Phillips at the Wood River Refinery. The awards are based on academic excellence, community service and financial need. “This scholarship program reflects Phillips 66’s commitment to the communities where we live and operate and builds on our corporate vision of improving lives,” said Melissa Erker.  “We congratulate these students on their achievements inside and outside the classroom and wish them every success in college." The Phillips 66 Dependent Scholarship Program will annually award as many as 66 four-year scholarships of $16,000 each for higher education at any accredited institution.  Scholarship Management Services, a neutral, third-party administrator of educational assistance programs, selects the recipients and manages the program for Phillips 66.<ref>[http://www.theintelligencer.com/local_news/article_dd7a6704-fe17-11e3-8fa6-001a4bcf887a.html Edwardsville Intelligencer. "Phillips 66 awards 9 scholarships"  June 27, 2014.]</ref>
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===June 10, 2014: Phillips Honored with Philanthropy Award at Bayway Refinery===
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New Jersey reported on June 10, 2014 that Trinitas Health Foundation honored Phillips with a Philanthropy Award at the Trinitas Health Foundation’s “Passion for Our Patients” Gala. Gary Horan, FACHE, President and Chief Executive Officer noted, "Phillips 66 Bayway Refinery exemplifies how philanthropy connects a community. Throughout our partnership, they have helped financially including generous assistance to acquire a digital endoscopy scanner, breast health imaging equipment, C.O.R.E. (Center of Regional Education) Building Project, Outpatient Electronic Medical Records Project, Emergency Department Patient Cardiac Monitors Upgrade Project, and with in-kind donations of office furniture for the Women's Clinic. They've also answered patients' direct needs with donations of clothing and toys. We are thrilled to honor Phillips 66 at the Gala."<ref>[http://www.nj.com/suburbannews/index.ssf/2014/06/trinitas_health_foundation_hon.html New Jersey.  "Trinitas Health Foundation honors Phillips 66 with Philanthropy Award"  June 10, 2017.]</ref><ref>[http://www.trinitashospital.org/news_display.asp?ID=474 Trinitas regional Medical Center. "Phillips 66 to be Honored at Trinitas Gala" March 26, 2014.]</ref>
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"Our relationship with Trinitas began more than two decades ago, and we are pleased to be honored tonight," said Mary Phillips, Community Relations Coordinator. "Many of our employees and neighbors call Trinitas their community hospital, and assisting our neighbors in the communities where we operate our business is consistent with our values of safety, honor, and commitment. We are looking forward to being honored and receiving the Trinitas Celebrating Philanthropy Award." <ref>[http://www.nj.com/suburbannews/index.ssf/2014/06/trinitas_health_foundation_hon.html New Jersey.  "Trinitas Health Foundation honors Phillips 66 with Philanthropy Award"  June 10, 2017.]</ref><ref>[http://www.trinitashospital.org/news_display.asp?ID=474 Trinitas regional Medical Center. "Phillips 66 to be Honored at Trinitas Gala" March 26, 2014.]</ref>
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===April 22, 104: Phillips Donates $500,000 to University of Texas===
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Adam Hamze reported at the Daily Texas on April 22, 2014 that  Phillips  donated $500,000 to the University of Texas  to support programs within the Cockrell School of Engineering, McCombs School of Business and College of Natural Sciences. A large portion of the gift, which will be split between the three schools, will help fund the Phillips 66 SHIELD Scholar program, which provides a number of resources, including scholarships, professional development and community service opportunities, for students pursuing careers in the energy industry. “It’s very symbiotic — these relationships with these companies are definitely two-way streets,” said Donnell Roy, corporate and foundation relations director at McCombs. “They also support programs such as information management that is strategic to building a talented pipeline of students that can be potentially recruited into Phillips 66.”<ref>[http://www.dailytexanonline.com/news/2014/04/22/phillips-66-donates-500000-to-ut The Daily texas. "Phillips 66 donates $500,000 to UT" by Adam Hamze.  April 22, 2014.]</ref>
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Rex Bennett, Phillips 66 president of specialties and business development, said the company is constantly looking for new, young employees. “Phillips 66 is always looking for new voices with unique thoughts and different perspectives to help our company succeed,” Bennett said. “We’ve built a strong pipeline at the University of Texas that will enable us to recruit those who will help us all prosper — both now and in the future.”<ref>[http://www.dailytexanonline.com/news/2014/04/22/phillips-66-donates-500000-to-ut The Daily texas. "Phillips 66 donates $500,000 to UT" by Adam Hamze.  April 22, 2014.]</ref>
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===November 15, 2013: Phillips Honored for Outstanding Philanthropy at Ferndale Refinery by Association of Fundraising Professionals – Washington Chapter===
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Mauri Ingram reported at the Whatcom Community Foundation on November 15, 2013 that the Association of Fundraising Professionals – Washington Chapter honored Phillips 66 Ferndale Refinery for Outstanding Philanthropic Corporation. For nearly 60 years the Ferndale Refinery has provided millions of dollars and thousands of volunteer hours to support communities throughout Whatcom County. With a focus on education, the environment and health and safety, Phillips 66 supports a variety of nonprofit organizations with direct donations and generous employee volunteer and matching gift programs.<ref>[http://www.whatcomcf.org/news/phillips-66-and-mike-hammes-honored-for-outstanding-philanthropy/ Whatcom Community Foundation.  "Phillips 66 and Mike Hammes Honored for Outstanding Philanthropy" by Mauri Ingram.  November 15, 2013.]</ref>
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Among the organizations benefiting from the company’s contributions are the United Way of Whatcom County, Whatcom Land Trust, Northwest Straits Marine Conservation Initiative, Bellingham Technical College, the Ferndale School District, Ferndale Chamber of Commerce, and Ferndale Boys & Girls Club. Phillips 66 also supports nonprofits in other Washington cities where it does business, such as Tacoma and Spokane. “Phillips 66 is an outstanding philanthropic leader that takes great pride in being a good neighbor and in helping make this a wonderful place to live and work,” wrote Mauri Ingram, president and Chief Executive of the Whatcom Community Foundation in nominating Phillips 66 for this honor.<ref>[http://www.whatcomcf.org/news/phillips-66-and-mike-hammes-honored-for-outstanding-philanthropy/ Whatcom Community Foundation.  "Phillips 66 and Mike Hammes Honored for Outstanding Philanthropy" by Mauri Ingram.  November 15, 2013.]</ref>

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Philanthropic and Community Benefits

February 26, 2015: Phillips Donates $20,000 to Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Engineering

The Riverbender reported on February 26, 2015 that the Phillips 66 Wood River Refinery donated $20,000 to the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Engineering on February 24, 2015 to provide support for equipment, activities and 10 scholarships to students at SIUE’s Engineering Summer Camp who demonstrate financial need. “The Phillips 66 Wood River Refinery has an emphasis on outreach, particularly in education that betters our community,” said Melissa Erker, director of government and community affairs for Phillips 66. “With this partnership, we have the ability to enhance the community by supporting science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) at SIUE.[1]

February 13, 2015: Phillips Donates $25,000 to Rolling Hills Elementary School in Amarillo

My High Plains reported on February 13, 2015 that Phillips 66 donated $25,000 to Rolling Hills Elementary School to pay for smart boards in the classroom and to help the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) program. Rolling Hills Principal Richard Kelly said, "Give kids those extra resources that they need to be more successfull in the classrooms and give teachers the extra resources to kind of get those kids using those types of technology down here, so that when they get into middle school or high school it's just like using their cell phone."[2]

January 30, 2015: Phillips Donates $15,000 to West Texas A&M

My High Plains reported on January 30, 2015 that Phillips donated $15,000 to West Texas A&M University. Support for the University will come in many forms such as a named classroom and funding for summer engineering camps along with assistance for student organizations, career expos and other career-related areas.[3]

January 30, 2015: Attucks Community Alliance in Ponca City Receives $20,000 from Phillips for CPR Equipment

The Ponca City News reported on January 30, 2015 that Phillips donated $20,000 to the Attucks Community Center to provide CPR and AED training for organizations on the west and south side of Ponca City. Dave Klanica, manager Health and Safety, Phillips 66 Ponca City Refinery stated “We are pleased to work with Attucks Community Alliance and selected organizations on this project. There are organizations that serve high volumes of people such as The Mission, The Senior Center, The Salvation Army, Friendship Feast, Attucks Community Center, and others. If, through this small investment of time and money we can save one life we are more than glad that we can make an important difference.”[4]

January 29, 2015: Phillips Bayway Refinery Donates $29,000 for Paramedic Radios in New Jersey

New Jersey reported on January 29, 2015 that Phillips 66 has donated $29,000 to purchase replacement mobile and portable paramedic radios that communicate with all the local towns to enhance communication during responses to the community.[5]

January 22, 2015: Phillips Makes $75,000 Grant for Playground Equipment in Ponca City

The Ponca City News reported on January 22, 2015 that Phillips 66 made a grant of $75,000 to the City of Ponca City to install new playground equipment at McGraw Park. “The City of Ponca City and the Parks and Recreation Department are happy to have received this grant. This opportunity will allow us to install playground equipment that we had not planned to do in the near future,” says Jim Sindelar, Parks and Recreation Director, who applied for a one-time special grant offered by Phillips 66 for Environmental and Safety related project. “Phillips 66 is glad that we could be a part of this project. This is just one way that we, Phillips 66, show our investment in the community," says Sara King, Environmental Manager at Phillips' Ponca City Refinery. "Playground parks, like the future one at McGraw Park, provide a place for our families to exercise, socialize, and enjoy the outdoors. Phillips 66 is committed to making a positive difference in the communities where we live and do business.”[6]

The Ponca City Refinery is Phillips 66's most profitable refinery earning $83,000,000 in profit for Phillips in the third quarter of 2014 for an annualized profit of $331,000,000.[7][8] In August, 2014 Phillips made a $1,700,000 grant to Bartlesville Public Schools to create new innovative laboratories on three school campuses to support science, technology, engineering and math classes and research projects. Ponca City's grant application for a similar program was turned down by Phillips 66.[9]

January 21, 2015: Phillips Donates $15,000 to Louisiana Tech University

Louisiana Tech University reported on January 21, 2015 that Phillips has donated $15,000 to the College of Engineering and Science to help the College continue to provide students with innovative, hands-on education to prepare future industry leaders for companies like Phillips 66. The gift from Phillips 66 will provide funding for field trips, visiting speakers, equipment upgrades and scholarships to enhance student experiences in classrooms and laboratories. “We are extremely grateful for Phillips 66 support of the College and our programs,” said Dr. Hisham Hegab, dean of the College of Engineering and Science at Louisiana Tech. “Industry support such as this is key to providing our students with an enhanced academic experience that is relevant to the careers they will pursue when they graduate.”[10]

December 31, 2014: The Shredder Writes: "There’s a plethora of people eager to tell you all about how Phillips 66 has done so much for the community"

Anonymous columnist "The Shredder" wrote in the New Times on December 31, 2014 that there's "here’s a plethora of people eager to tell you all about how Phillips 66 has done so much for the community, how much Phillips 66 cares about us all, and how very much it would hurt Phillips 66’s feelings if we denied the company its rail spur project. The problem is, Phillips 66 has greased the verbal wheels by giving these people a lot of money, and then turned around and given even more money to a local PR firm to tell the rest of the community just how great Phillips 66 really is. Call me a cynic, but as soon as I know someone’s been paid to say something, they lose credibility in my eyes, and I’m speaking as someone who has never been paid. Maybe they really mean it. But if that were the case, why wouldn’t they say it without being paid?"

The reality is that Phillips 66’s “good neighbor” moments tend to be choreographed, right down to photographs of a smiling spokesperson handing over an enormous check. And that’s OK. That’s what for-profit corporations do. It is not, however, what good neighbors do. I know, because my neighbor is still miffed about the time I offered to pay up front so my dog can freely pop squats in his yard. In fact, a company is not a neighbor at all, regardless of how many times a PR company repeats the term. A corporation is not a human being with human concerns; corporations are motivated by one thing: profit.

While I don’t fault Phillips 66 for behaving like a corporation any more than I fault a wild animal for behaving like a wild animal, I don’t much appreciate the fact that they’re trotting out platitudes about being there for the community in lieu of substantive discussion about the impacts of what they’re proposing. Hiring a company to attempt to wrangle and limit the media while feeding the public a heavily manipulated image of an oil company as Mr. Rogers—if Mr. Rogers was in the habit of doling out enormous checks—is a fairly oily thing to do.[11]

December 30, 2014: Phillips Donates $100,000 to Belle Chasse YMCA

The Plaquemines Gazette reported on December 30, 2014 that Phillips presented a $100,000 grant to the YMCA of Greater New Orleans on December 22, 2014 that will allow the YMCA in Belle Chasse to build an outdoor walking and jogging track around their facility. “Phillips 66’s Alliance Refinery recently recognized a need for a safe place, free from traffic, for walkers and joggers to exercise outside. Without even being asked to do so, they have now provided a means to our YMCA Belle Chasse facility to meet this community need. Thank you Phillips 66 for your generosity,” said YMCA of Greater New Orleans’ President and Chief Executive Officer Gordon Wadge.[12]

December 23, 2014: Phillips Donates $30,000 to Santa Maria Museum

The Paso Roble Daily News reported on December 23, 2014 that volunteers from the San Luis Obispo Railroad Museum received a $30,000 contribution from Phillips earmarked to help complete the museum’s ambitious model railroad room, a scale model depiction of the rail industry in SLO as it looked in the early part of the 20th century. According to Museum volunteer Arnold Jonas, the group hosted a tour of its facility for Phillips 66 officials in late fall and received a positive reaction. “Several of the people touring our museum were from out of state and were frankly amazed at what our group of volunteers has accomplished,” said Jonas. “And not only was the group impressed by the museum, they were intrigued by our emphasis on education and our interest in telling the story of the railroad in our county. Apparently that paved the way for our grant approval,” he said. “All of us involved in the oil industry are aware of the role the local railroad played – and continues to play – in keeping our product moving,” said Bill Schroll, manager of the Phillips 66 Santa Maria Refinery located on the Nipomo Mesa. “We are delighted to help educate residents and areas visitors about the rich history of the railroads and their role on the Central Coast, including the dynamic partnership that continues between our industries,” he said.[13]

December 20, 2014: Phillips Gives $155,000 to Westlake Fire Department and Police

American Press reported on December 20, 2014 that Phillips 66 has given the Westlake police and fire departments $115,000 under the company’s Community Signature Initiative, which aids communities with emergency preparedness and safety efforts. “We had this in the works since September before the election,” said Steve Geiger, plant manager of Phillips 66’s Westlake refinery. “So we reached out to the police and fire departments and told them we had the opportunity to get a grant. So we basically collected the needs of the community and went back to our corporate office and said this is what we see as a benefit to the community.” Mayor Bob Hardey said the money will be split between the two departments. The Fire Department will get $60,000; the Police Department will get $55,000.[14]

December 10, 2015: Phillips Makes $40,000 Grant to Billings Firefighters

The Billings Gazette reported on December 10, 2014 that Phillips has made a $40,000 grant to help protect Billings residents from potentially slower fire and other emergency response times by allowing for videoconference training for firefighters. Fire Chief Paul Dextras and City Administrator Tina Volek announced the grant Friday in an email to Billings City Council members. Volek wrote that she wants to invite Phillips 66 officials to an upcoming City Council meeting “to recognize their contributions to this important piece of the training program that Chief Dextras has helped lead during his time with the department.” The videoconference system will be used widely, Dextras said. “Probably 70-80 percent of our training sessions can be broadcast,” he said. “Embracing this technology will allow us to do so much more. It’s huge for the Fire Department in a lot of ways, and it shows the neat things that Phillips 66 does by contributing to the community.”[15]

December 9, 2014: Phillips Contributes Over $200,000 to Southwest Illinois Division of United Way

The Telegraph reported on December 9, 2014 that Phillips 66 Wood River Refinery was the second highest contributor to the Southwest Illinois Division of United Way contributing more than $200,000 of the $1,700,000 total.[16]

December 8, 2014: Phillips Donates $100,000 to Build Bike Trail in Bethalto

The Alton Daily News reported on December 8, 2014 that Phillips has given a grant of $100,000 to to create a bike trail in the Village of Bethalto to compliment its park system.[17]

December 5, 2014: Phillips 66 Donates $50,000 for ZooMontana Wolverine Habitat

The Billings Gazette reported on December 5, 2014 that Phillips 66 has donated $50,000 to ZooMontana to build a new wolverine habitat and exhibit. “Phillips 66 is committed to both community and environmental education, so we felt this was a great mix of the two,” said Shea Dawson, the Billings refinery’s manager of finance and public affairs, in a news release. “We look forward to the process of helping ZooMontana construct this exciting exhibit.” The new habitat will be located near the junction in the zoo’s central area that leads to either the wolf or tiger habitats. Designs are underway, and zoo officials hope to put it out for bid soon. Construction likely will begin in the summer of 2015.[18]

November 20, 2013: Village of Roxana Will Not Have to Repay Million of Dollars to Philips 66 in Tax Assessment Case

The Alton Daily News reported on November 20, 2014 that the local school district of the village of Roxana will not have to repay millions of dollars that the Madison County State’s Attorney says it overtaxed Phillips 66 for the Wood River Refinery. An agreement between numerous taxing bodies and the owners of the Phillips 66 Wood River Refinery has been reached that would eliminate repayment for taxes collected in 2011 and 2012, and lower the refinery’s 2013 assessed value by about $100-million. Phillips filed an objection earlier this year over the amount of taxes levied by the Village of Roxana, the Roxana Park District, Roxana Library District and the Roxana School District. Parties still have to sign off on the agreement.[19]

November 19, 2014: Phillips Donates $50,000 to Restore Goff Tower in Bartlesville

KWON reported on November 19, 2014 that Phillips 66 donated $50,000 and the Lyons Foundation donated $20,875 to help restore Goff Tower, designed by famed architect Bruce Goff and presented in 1964 as a gift from Mrs. H.C. Price to the children of Bartlesville. Citizens are invited for the re-opening ceremony of the Sooner Park Play Tower scheduled for Wednesday, November 26th at 2 pm.[20]

November 18, 2014: Phillips Donates $250,000 to Upgrade Storm Warning Systems Around Wood River Refinery

KSDK reported on November 28, 2014 that Phillips 66 Wood River Refinery is donaring $250,000 to three local communities to upgrade their storm warning systems by installing new sirens. Phillips has also put money aside for educational programming, including severe weather preparedness programs that will be taught in schools and at municipal fire departments and will fund a National Weather Service spotters training course.[21] Wood River Fire Chief Steve Alexander says much of the credit for this agreement goes to Phillips 66.[22]

October 30, 2014: Phillips Donates $1 Million to Texas A&M new Engineering Education Complex (EEC)

Texas A&M reported on October 30, 2014 that Phillips made a $1 million donation to the Texas A&M Foundation that will support the university’s new Engineering Education Complex (EEC). “Phillips 66 is committed to investing in education,” said Greg C. Garland, chairman and CEO of Phillips 66, and a Texas A&M chemical engineering graduate. “We need leaders from schools such as Texas A&M who will challenge the status quo and create solutions to meet rising energy needs in the decades ahead.” The company’s contribution will be used to create the “Phillips 66 Experiential Learning Laboratory” within the EEC. The new lab will help better prepare engineering students to meet the evolving needs of the engineering marketplace.[23]

Philips CEO Greg Garland is a 1980 graduate of Texas A&M.[24]

October 28, 2014: Phillips Donates $100,000 to Lagrange High School in Lake Charles

KPLC TV reported on October 28, 2014 that Phillips donated $100,000 to LaGrange High to update the school's science labs. "It's very exciting to be in a lab here today," said Calcasieu Parish Superintendent Karl Bruchhaus. "Phillips 66 has been a great partner and has provided an opportunity for LaGrange High School to have a few things that no other high school that I'm familiar with has the benefit of."[25]

October 7, 2014: Phillips Makes $40,000 Grant to 'Pheasants Forever'

The Billings Gazette reported on October 7, 2014 that Phillips awarded a $40,000 grant to 'Pheasants Forever' to help upland birds, other wildlife and bird hunters in Eastern Montana. The conservation group announced this week that the money would go to hiring a seasonal habitat technician, the purchase of a truck and trailer and to accelerate upland habitat work on public lands in Yellowstone, Big Horn and Treasure counties by the Montana Habitat Partnership. “The partnership’s work provides community members the opportunity to spend half a day hunting or running their dog in great habitat close to Billings,” said Dan Bailey, Pheasants Forever’s regional representative for Montana. “As private land becomes increasingly difficult to access, especially around metropolitan areas like Billings, improving the existing habitat to create high-quality public land is more important than ever.”[26]

September 9, 2014: Phillips Donates $500,000 to Oklahoma State University

The Stillwater News Press reported on September 9, 2014 that Phillips has donated $500,000 to open the Phillips 66 Student Plaza as part of the college’s new Student Excellence Center. The center will provide a nexus of social, career and academic opportunities for the college’s more than 4,300 engineering, architecture and engineering technology students and allow students to enjoy the outdoors while studying in groups, working on laptops or enjoying lunch with friends. Engineering, architecture and engineering technology students will help design large natural-gas barbeques, a tailgate kitchen, and other features enhancing the plaza. “We are so grateful for Phillips 66’s generosity and vision,” says Paul Tikalsky, dean of the College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology. “Through the Phillips 66 Student Plaza, students across the various college disciplines will have a central location to collaborate and develop our community of scholars. Their interactions, and the programs and exhibitions this beautiful outdoor area hosts, will excite students about the future and the grand challenges they will help solve.”[27]

This contribution is in addition to Phillips 66’s annual support for the Phillips 66 SHIELD (Students Heightening Involvement in Education, Learning and Development) Scholars Program as well as support for the Multicultural Engineering Program, scholarships, equipment, and student retention programs in CEAT and other colleges at OSU. “Phillips 66 continues to provide wonderful careers for many of our graduates and make generous contributions across the university,” Tikalsky says. “But their true gift is creating the next generation of intellectual capital for our nation.”[28]

September 3, 2014: Ponca City Refinery Donates Two Used Firetrucks to Volunteers

The Ponca City News reported on September 3, 2014 that Phillips 66 Ponca City has donated a 1990 Ford Fire Engine to the Fairfax Volunteer Fire Department and a 1989 Ford Fire Engine to the Osage Cove Volunteer Fire Department. “We are happy that others can use this equipment. Other options were to sell or scrap them, but we think gifting to area volunteer fire departments is a good use for the communities they serve," said Dave Klanica, the Ponca City Refinery Safety Manager.[29]

September 2, 2014: Phillips Gives $750,000 to Louisiana State University to Fund Interactive Classroom

The New Orleans Times-Picayune reported on September 2, 2014 that Phillips 66 is giving LSU $750,000 to fund an interactive education classroom in the newly renovated College of Engineering. "This new learning community will accelerate our efforts to prepare graduates to meet the environmental, social, economic, scientific, creative and educational challenges that confront the nation and world in the 21st century," Rsaid ick Koubek, dean and Bert S. Turner Chair in the College of Engineering.[30]

August 15, 2014: Phillips and Chevron Pledge $1,6000,000 to Fund Petrochemical Academy in Sweeny

Hydrocarbon Proecssing reported on August 15, 2014 that Phillips 66 and Chevron Phillips Chemical are making an initial combined contribution of $1.6 million to help fund the creation of a petrochemical academy with the Sweeny Independent School District as part of their continued commitment to education and workforce development initiatives in the communities where they operate. The $1.6 million combined contribution by Phillips 66 and Chevron Phillips Chemical will support the purchase of equipment, building renovations, and scholarships for juniors and seniors enrolled in Sweeny ISD and surrounding school systems. Subsequent contributions will be made in coming years to help cover ongoing maintenance and operation costs and additional equipment. We have significant growth plans for our operations in this region, so it’s exciting to know that students who enroll in classes at the academy will gain college-level skills before they even graduate high school,” said Willie Tempton, Refinery Manager at Phillips Sweeny Refinery. “That means a well-trained workforce for industry in our area and good paying jobs for young Texans looking for a career right here at home.”[31]

August 13, 2014: Phillips Pledges $1,700,000 to Support STEM Education in Bartlesville

The Tulsa World reported on August 13, 2014 that Phillips will be giving $1.7 million to Bartlesville Public Schools to create new innovative laboratories on three school campuses to support science, technology, engineering and math classes and research projects. “We want to create a place where our students will come and be excited, be challenged and hopefully be encouraged to follow a career at a place like Phillips 66,” he said. “We want to put the right kind of tools in the hands of students in Bartlesville so they can be more successful.”[32]

The funds came through a Phillips 66 Signature Community Initiative grant application submitted to the company under an effort spearheaded by Scott Bilger, a Bartlesville school board member and Phillips 66 employee, and Granger Meador, a physics teacher who heads up Bartlesville High’s science department. The new laboratories and major new course offerings will be at the high school, along with Madison and Central Middle Schools. “We are just really, really excited about the opportunity this is going to provide our students,” Superintendent Gary Quinn said. “It cannot be overstated what this is going to mean to our students.” Phillips 66 has about 2,000 workers in Bartlesville.[33]

July 9, 2014: Phillips Pledges $750,000 to Support STEM Education in Billings

The Billings Gazette reported on July 9, 2014 that has pledged to donate $750,000 over three years to support enhanced science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education in Billings School District 2 elementary and middle schools. Ray Rigdon, the refinery's manager, said that the donation comes from Phillips 66's Signature Community Initiative, in which it partners with local groups and nonprofits to address targeted, defined issues within the community. "It makes a meaningful investment ... to solve specific community problems with meaningful results," said Rigdon. The money will also fund a technology training center for teachers, students and community members that is expected to open in the fall at Orchard.[34]

June 27, 2014: Phillips Awards Nine Scholarships to Students Whose Parents Work at Wood River Refinery

The Edwardsville Intelligencer reported on June 27, 2014 that Phillips has awarded nine college scholarships of $16,000 to local high school seniors whose parents work for Phillips at the Wood River Refinery. The awards are based on academic excellence, community service and financial need. “This scholarship program reflects Phillips 66’s commitment to the communities where we live and operate and builds on our corporate vision of improving lives,” said Melissa Erker. “We congratulate these students on their achievements inside and outside the classroom and wish them every success in college." The Phillips 66 Dependent Scholarship Program will annually award as many as 66 four-year scholarships of $16,000 each for higher education at any accredited institution. Scholarship Management Services, a neutral, third-party administrator of educational assistance programs, selects the recipients and manages the program for Phillips 66.[35]

June 10, 2014: Phillips Honored with Philanthropy Award at Bayway Refinery

New Jersey reported on June 10, 2014 that Trinitas Health Foundation honored Phillips with a Philanthropy Award at the Trinitas Health Foundation’s “Passion for Our Patients” Gala. Gary Horan, FACHE, President and Chief Executive Officer noted, "Phillips 66 Bayway Refinery exemplifies how philanthropy connects a community. Throughout our partnership, they have helped financially including generous assistance to acquire a digital endoscopy scanner, breast health imaging equipment, C.O.R.E. (Center of Regional Education) Building Project, Outpatient Electronic Medical Records Project, Emergency Department Patient Cardiac Monitors Upgrade Project, and with in-kind donations of office furniture for the Women's Clinic. They've also answered patients' direct needs with donations of clothing and toys. We are thrilled to honor Phillips 66 at the Gala."[36][37]

"Our relationship with Trinitas began more than two decades ago, and we are pleased to be honored tonight," said Mary Phillips, Community Relations Coordinator. "Many of our employees and neighbors call Trinitas their community hospital, and assisting our neighbors in the communities where we operate our business is consistent with our values of safety, honor, and commitment. We are looking forward to being honored and receiving the Trinitas Celebrating Philanthropy Award." [38][39]

April 22, 104: Phillips Donates $500,000 to University of Texas

Adam Hamze reported at the Daily Texas on April 22, 2014 that Phillips donated $500,000 to the University of Texas to support programs within the Cockrell School of Engineering, McCombs School of Business and College of Natural Sciences. A large portion of the gift, which will be split between the three schools, will help fund the Phillips 66 SHIELD Scholar program, which provides a number of resources, including scholarships, professional development and community service opportunities, for students pursuing careers in the energy industry. “It’s very symbiotic — these relationships with these companies are definitely two-way streets,” said Donnell Roy, corporate and foundation relations director at McCombs. “They also support programs such as information management that is strategic to building a talented pipeline of students that can be potentially recruited into Phillips 66.”[40]

Rex Bennett, Phillips 66 president of specialties and business development, said the company is constantly looking for new, young employees. “Phillips 66 is always looking for new voices with unique thoughts and different perspectives to help our company succeed,” Bennett said. “We’ve built a strong pipeline at the University of Texas that will enable us to recruit those who will help us all prosper — both now and in the future.”[41]

November 15, 2013: Phillips Honored for Outstanding Philanthropy at Ferndale Refinery by Association of Fundraising Professionals – Washington Chapter

Mauri Ingram reported at the Whatcom Community Foundation on November 15, 2013 that the Association of Fundraising Professionals – Washington Chapter honored Phillips 66 Ferndale Refinery for Outstanding Philanthropic Corporation. For nearly 60 years the Ferndale Refinery has provided millions of dollars and thousands of volunteer hours to support communities throughout Whatcom County. With a focus on education, the environment and health and safety, Phillips 66 supports a variety of nonprofit organizations with direct donations and generous employee volunteer and matching gift programs.[42]

Among the organizations benefiting from the company’s contributions are the United Way of Whatcom County, Whatcom Land Trust, Northwest Straits Marine Conservation Initiative, Bellingham Technical College, the Ferndale School District, Ferndale Chamber of Commerce, and Ferndale Boys & Girls Club. Phillips 66 also supports nonprofits in other Washington cities where it does business, such as Tacoma and Spokane. “Phillips 66 is an outstanding philanthropic leader that takes great pride in being a good neighbor and in helping make this a wonderful place to live and work,” wrote Mauri Ingram, president and Chief Executive of the Whatcom Community Foundation in nominating Phillips 66 for this honor.[43]

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  2. My Hih Plains. "Phillips 66 Presents $25,000 to Rolling Hills Elementary" by Sheryl Proctor. February 13, 2015.
  3. My High Plains. "Phillips Donates $15,000 to WT" by Karl Wehmhoener. January 30, 2015.
  4. Ponca City News. "Attucks Community Alliance Receives Phillips 66 Grant" January 30, 2015.
  5. New Jersey. "Phillips 66 awards $29,000 grant to RWJ Rahway" January 29, 2015.
  6. Ponca City News. "City Receives Phillips 66 Grant For Equipment At McGraw Park" January 22, 2015.
  7. Phillips 66. "Third Quarter Conference Call" October 29, 2014.
  8. Ponca City Refinery "Profitability of Ponca City Refinery in Q3 2014" analysis by Hugh Pickens October 31, 2014.
  9. Tulsa World. "Phillips 66 CEO announces $1.7 million STEM grant for Bartlesville schools" by Laura Summers. August 13, 2014.
  10. Louisiana Tech University. "COES receives gift from Phillips 66 to support student education, experiences" by Dave Guerin. January 21, 2015.
  11. New Times. "Good Fences" by The Shredder. December 31, 2014.
  12. Plaquemines Gazette. "PHILLIPS 66 GRANTS $100K TO BELLE CHASSE YMCA" December 30, 2014.
  13. Paso Roble Daily News. "SLO Railroad Museum receives $30,000 donation" December 23, 2014.
  14. American Press. "Phillips 66 gives Westlake $115k police, fire grant" by Frank DeCesare. December 20, 2014.
  15. Billings Gazette. "Grant from Phillips 66 will allow firefighters to videoconference" by Mike Ferguson. December10, 2014.
  16. The Telegraph. "Area United Way efforts raise $1.7M" December 9, 2014.
  17. Alton Daily News. "Proposed Bike Trail Gets Grant" December 8, 2014.
  18. Billings Gazette. "Phillips 66 donates $50K for ZooMontana wolverine habitat" by Zach Benoit. December 5, 2014.
  19. Alton Daily News. "Settlement Agreement For Refinery" November 20, 2014.
  20. KWOM. "Goff Tower To Be Reopened November 26th" November 19, 2014.
  21. KSDK. "3 communities to get upgraded tornado sirens" November 28, 2014.
  22. Alton Daily News. "Tornado Siren Project" by Doug Jenkins. November 28, 2014.
  23. Texas A&M. "Texas A&M Engineering Education Complex receives major donation from Phillips 66" October 30, 2014.
  24. Phillips 66. "Greg Garland" retrieved November 5, 2015.
  25. KPLC Tv. "LaGrange receives $100,000 grant from Phillips 66" October 28, 2014.
  26. Billings Gazette. "Grant funds new upland habitat position" October 7, 2014.
  27. Stillwater News Press. "Oklahoma State University receives $500,000 gift from Phillips 66" September 9, 2013.
  28. Stillwater News Press. "Oklahoma State University receives $500,000 gift from Phillips 66" September 9, 2013.
  29. Ponca City News. "Phillips 66 Donates Fire Trucks To Two Volunteer Departments" September 3, 2014.
  30. New Orleans Times-Picayune. "Phillips 66 gives $750k for LSU College of Engineering interactive classroom" by Quincy Hodges. September 2, 2014.
  31. Hydrocarbon Processing. "Phillips 66, Chevron Phillips to fund new Texas petrochemical academy" Augusut 15, 2014.
  32. Tulsa World. "Phillips 66 CEO announces $1.7 million STEM grant for Bartlesville schools" by Laura Summers. August 13, 2014.
  33. Tulsa World. "Phillips 66 CEO announces $1.7 million STEM grant for Bartlesville schools" by Laura Summers. August 13, 2014.
  34. Billings Gazette. "Phillips 66 gives $750K to SD2's science, technology program" by Zach Benoit. July 9, 2014.
  35. Edwardsville Intelligencer. "Phillips 66 awards 9 scholarships" June 27, 2014.
  36. New Jersey. "Trinitas Health Foundation honors Phillips 66 with Philanthropy Award" June 10, 2017.
  37. Trinitas regional Medical Center. "Phillips 66 to be Honored at Trinitas Gala" March 26, 2014.
  38. New Jersey. "Trinitas Health Foundation honors Phillips 66 with Philanthropy Award" June 10, 2017.
  39. Trinitas regional Medical Center. "Phillips 66 to be Honored at Trinitas Gala" March 26, 2014.
  40. The Daily texas. "Phillips 66 donates $500,000 to UT" by Adam Hamze. April 22, 2014.
  41. The Daily texas. "Phillips 66 donates $500,000 to UT" by Adam Hamze. April 22, 2014.
  42. Whatcom Community Foundation. "Phillips 66 and Mike Hammes Honored for Outstanding Philanthropy" by Mauri Ingram. November 15, 2013.
  43. Whatcom Community Foundation. "Phillips 66 and Mike Hammes Honored for Outstanding Philanthropy" by Mauri Ingram. November 15, 2013.