HESS is committed to taking an active part in improving the quality of life in our community through the sharing of social, intellectual and economic resources.
We believe giving back to the community benefits both HESS and the organizations we support. Our volunteer activities boost morale, strengthen our team and improve communications and relations among our associates, customers and stake holders.
The associates of HESS support and serve the following organizations:
- HESS Foundation
The Hess Foundation supports the Career Experience Opportunities (CEO) program within Montgomery County Public Schools. The CEO program partners with Montgomery College and the Universities at Shady Grove to provide mentoring and career-readiness exposure to students during their senior year in high school and throughout their collegiate path, with potential opportunities to secure a role working in Montgomery County.
- Identity, Inc., Board of Directors
Identity provides programs for Latino youth to help them achieve a sense of confidence, connection, and control over their lives. Identity’s mission is to empower Latino youth to reach their full potential.
- Junior Achievement of the Capital Area, Board of Directors
Junior Achievement of the Capital Area (JA) is dedicated to educating students in grades K-12 about work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy through experiential, hands-on programs. JA’s unique approach allows volunteers from the community to deliver curriculum while sharing their experiences with students. JA’s mission is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy.
- Greater Washington Board of Trade, Board of Directors
The Greater Washington Board of Trade addresses business concerns that span geographic boundaries. Pro-business and bipartisan, the Board of Trade convenes business, civic and government leaders to collaborate on important issues throughout the District of Columbia, Suburban Maryland and Northern Virginia.
- Council of Educational Facility Planners International (CEFPI), Virginia Chapter (VEFP), Board of Directors
The sole mission of CEFPI is to improve the places where children learn. CEFPI members, individuals, institutions and corporations are actively involved in planning, designing, building, equipping and maintaining of schools and colleges.
- Universities at Shady Grove, Board of Advisors
The Board of Advisors is a formally constituted body established under the auspices of the University System of Maryland Board of Regents. Its principal responsibility is to represent broad community interests and to ensure that student, business, local and state government, and higher education needs are addressed in the development of the Universities at Shady Grove.