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Foundation for Energy Education Makes Donation to Support Area High School

HOUSTON, Texas – December 26, 2013

David Bole, Chairman of The Foundation for Energy Education, announced today their gift of $50,000 to the Independent Petroleum Association of America, to support the work of the Energy Institute High School based in Houston.

“We are so pleased to be able to make this donation to the Energy Institute,” stated Bole. “The Foundation’s core belief is that education is key to the future of America’s energy independence so it only makes sense that the fruit of our labor would go to an organization that is doing just that. IPAA is building the next generation of energy leaders and we are honored to have a small role in it.”

“The IPAA/PESA Energy Education Center gratefully acknowledges the generous donation by the Foundation for Energy Education. The donation will be used to support energy education initiatives at the newly opened Houston Independent School District's Energy Institute High School,” stated IPAA President Barry Russell. Russell went on to say, “ The IPAA/PESA energy education program at the school includes field trips, guest lectures, competitions and teacher education. The school opened in fall 2013 with a full enrollment of 200 freshman students and it will add 200 students each year up to a maximum enrollment of 800 students, with all students focused on gaining knowledge about the energy industry and future careers.”

“We are extremely grateful for all of the support we have received from our donors and sponsors in 2013,’’ said Dana Benoit, the Foundation’s Director of Development. “The work we do at the Foundation is critical so that school children can learn how important the oil and gas industry is for jobs, national security, as well as powering our society. We are thrilled with the industry’s response to the Foundation and are looking forward to 2014.”

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