Sempra Foundation Invests in Texas Charitable Organizations
SAN DIEGO, Dec. 17, 2019 – The Sempra Foundation is investing in charitable organizations throughout Texas as part of its holiday giving campaign and ongoing focus on supporting causes in the state.
“Sempra is committed to giving back in the communities where we do business and that includes Texas,” said Dennis V. Arriola, executive vice president and group president of Sempra, and chairman of the Sempra Foundation. “As we continue to invest in energy infrastructure in the state, we are focused on having a positive impact. These charitable organizations make a profound difference in lives throughout Texas and reflect Sempra’s values to do the right thing, champion people and shape the future.”
The organizations receiving the donations include: Big Brothers – Big Sisters of Greater Houston; Girl Scouts of San Jacinto; National Alliance on Mental Illness in Austin; Salvation Army of Beaumont; Southeast Texas Food Bank; Special Olympics Texas; and Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston. Each organization will receive a $10,000 grant.
“Grants like this one from the Sempra Foundation allow us to continue our mission of ‘Doing the Most Good,’” said Lauren Pope, regional resource development director of Salvation Army of Beaumont. “This is the time when there is generally the greatest need – especially shelter from the cold and inclement weather. It is wonderful to have the extra resources from Sempra to help take care of these needs.”
The Sempra Foundation is a 501(c)(3) private foundation based in San Diego. The foundation was founded by Sempra. As part of the company’s commitment to investing in the communities it serves, the Sempra Foundation and Sempra employees have donated more than $100 million over the past five years.
Sempra began operating in Texas more than 20 years ago. Most recently, in May 2019, the company acquired a 50% limited-partnership interest in Sharyland Utilities, LLC. Sempra is also the majority owner of Oncor Electric Delivery Company LLC (Oncor), the largest electric transmission and distribution utility in Texas, serving more than 10 million consumers. In 2019, Sempra also supported Oncor’s acquisition of InfraREIT, Inc. Through the acquisitions of Oncor, InfraREIT and Sharyland, Sempra has made investments of more than $10 billion in Texas.
Additionally, Sempra’s subsidiary Sempra LNG is developing the proposed Port Arthur LNG export project in Jefferson County, Texas. Port Arthur LNG is a multibillion-dollar infrastructure investment that will enable the delivery of natural gas sourced from Texas to world markets. The project will also support manufacturing, small businesses and the community by creating thousands of jobs and contributing to the local economy. Sempra LNG develops, builds and invests in natural gas liquefaction facilities and is pursuing the development of five strategically located LNG projects in North America with a goal of delivering 45 million tonnes per annum of clean natural gas, including natural gas sourced from Texas, to the largest world markets.
Sempra's mission is to be North America's premier energy infrastructure company. With more than $60 billion in total assets reported in 2018, Sempra is the utility holding company with the largest U.S. customer base. The Sempra companies' more than 20,000 employees deliver energy with purpose to approximately 40 million consumers worldwide. The company is focused on the most attractive markets in North America, including California, Texas, Mexico and the LNG export market. Sempra has been consistently recognized for its leadership in diversity and inclusion, and sustainability, and is a member of the S&P 500 Utilities Index and the Dow Jones Utility Index. Sempra and the Sempra Foundation are based in San Diego.
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