Our civic engagement programs are designed to have long-term sustainable positive impacts on organizations tied to our industry and our communities. We pride ourselves on supporting and improving the quality of life in the communities where our employees live and work. Our corporate giving program has donated nearly $10 million to nonprofit and civic organizations in the areas where we operate in recent years. Range is proud to have supported many outstanding organizations, including the United Way of Washington County, the Mel Blount Youth Home of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Black Alliance for Educational Options, the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, the Susan G. Komen Foundation, the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Education Coalition and many others.
In 2012, Range earned the Interstate Oil & Gas Compact Commission (IOGCC) Chairman’s Stewardship Award on behalf of the industry for our involvement in a native elk restoration project in Virginia. The Stewardship Award – IOGCC’s highest honor for exemplary efforts by the oil and natural gas industry – recognized Range’s leadership role in restoring elk to their native habitat.
In 2015, Range was honored by the United Way of Washington County with the Chairman's Award, for having the top company campaign in Washington County.
The Range focus on community organizations reflects a long-term perspective. The company has made numerous lasting financial contributions, spanning multiple years that meet specific and unique community needs. Over the last five years, Range has donated more than $10 million to programs including:
- United Way, as the largest campaign supporter since 2009 in Washington County, Pennsylvania;
“Since their arrival in Washington County, Range Resources has consistently been among the top corporate philanthropic leaders in our community. Their United Way Campaign has held the top spot for the past two years, thanks to the generous support of Range employees and the company. Their community involvement goes beyond financial support. Their philanthropic interests include promoting the arts, support for basic needs, for youth sports, for local agriculture, regional history, safety and the environment. - Barbara P. Murphy, President, United Way of Washington County
- 2000 Turkeys, Which benefits the Greater Washington County Food Bank. Range was able to provide more than $100,000 in 2015 thanks to the company's food drive and collection;
“I can’t say enough. Every year I’m amazed at the generosity of Washington County. But we faced some major challenges this year with a lot of long-time donors either giving less or were unable to give this year – we faced a shortfall – and Range stepped up in a major way. Their employees were so enthusiastic about getting people to donate." - Pete Povich, Board Member, 2000 Turkeys
- Dollar Energy Fund, as the largest non-utility supporter for providing energy assistance for qualifying households;
- The Challenge Program, as the largest corporate supporter, promotes academic achievement;
- The Washington Hospital Foundation, contributing the largest corporate grant;
“From the very first meeting with Range to discuss the campaign it was obvious that the company wanted to be an active corporate partner in assisting the hospital in providing great patient care to the residents of our community. In addition to the thousands of patients that have benefited from the new and expanded emergency care center, critical care and surgical services units provided by the campaign funds, the $250,000 gift from Range Resources was significant in the fact that it pushed the campaign total over the $11 million mark – the highest the Hospital has ever raised. We are grateful for the continued support of Range Resources for our programs and services.” - Richard Mahoney, CFRE Executive Director Washington Hospital Foundation
- Washington & Jefferson College Dieter-Porter Life Sciences Building;
“Thanks to generous donors, including Range Resources, our life sciences building can now support research year round, allowing students and faculty to undertake groundbreaking work in Biology and Psychology. Currently research there is exploring a variety of concerns including cancer cures, new surgical and wound treatments, stream ecology, vaccine improvements, and services needed to ensure the health and well-being of returning veterans.” - Dr. Tori Haring-Smith President of Washington & Jefferson College
- Pittsburgh Promise, promotes academic achievement and scholarships for students in Pittsburgh City Schools;
- Pennsylvania FFA, benefitting youth agricultural development, education, and scholarship, as the largest corporate supporter;
- Mel Blount Youth Home, assists neglected and abused young men in the Pittsburgh region;
“Range has consistently helped the home help young men, who are victims of abuse and neglect, turn their lives around and become great leaders of tomorrow, while enjoying their childhood today. Range goes beyond financial support and has sent employees and management to visit the home, meet the young men, provide scholarships for oilfield training programs, and help the home engage with their subcontractors. The company has been a blessing for the region and for the home.” - Mel Blount Founder, Mel Blount Youth Home
- Washington County Food Bank, as the largest corporate supporter, including matching vendor donations;
- Junior Achievement, promoting free enterprise and academic achievement;
- Washington County Livestock Auction, benefiting youth agricultural development, education and scholarship, as the largest overall supporter, including matching support from vendors; and
- Philadelphia Black Alliance for Educational Options, supporting educational opportunities.
“Range is new to the Philadelphia Black Alliance for Educational Options, but they have been a welcomed and significant partner in helping us achieve our mission to increase access to high-quality educational options for Black children by actively supporting transformational education reform initiatives and parental choice policies that empower low-income and working-class Black families.” – Darlene Callands, President and Executive Director, Philadelphia Black Alliance for Educational Options