Devon’s involvement in the communities where we live and work relies on the active engagement of our employees. In 2017, employees in the U.S. and Canada contributed nearly 6,400 hours to STEM initiatives, the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon and numerous other activities.
A long record of stepping up
One of the most popular activities for our employees, drawing 460 participants, was our seventh annual “Stuff the Truck” event benefiting the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma. Our volunteers support the food bank’s mission to fight hunger and invested their sweat equity to measure, box and wrap enough food for 227,200 meals.
Devon and our employees have a long record of stepping up to help our neighbors when disaster strikes. Moved by the destruction caused by Hurricane Harvey on the Texas Gulf Coast in 2017, we helped our coworkers and others affected in the Eagle Ford area. We donated $50,000 to the Victoria County United Way for repairs to the Boys & Girls Club of Cuero, along with other community clean-up and repairs.
After a series of devastating wildfires in western Oklahoma, we partnered with the American Red Cross and the Oklahoma Oil and Gas Association to collect bottled water, packaged foods and other supplies for those in need. In addition, we donated two vehicles and supplies to two families who lost everything during the wildfires.
Our employees also contribute to the Devon Energy Charitable Foundation, which provides financial relief to employees who encounter hardships or damages in unforeseen circumstances.
Since the foundation was established in 2001, more than $365,500 has been donated to about 180 employees experiencing severe, unexpected financial need.
Devon has partnered with Mark Twain Elementary, an inner-city school in Oklahoma City, for more than 15 years. The partnership provides funding and resources to enhance the school’s quality of education. Employees volunteer in fourth- and fifth-grade classrooms, serving as mentors for the students and as teachers for STEM-related exercises. We often donate benefits from our corporate sponsorships to Mark Twain students and their families, providing cultural and social experiences such as theater performances, ice skating and visits from the Oklahoma City Thunder bookmobile.
Devon leaders serve in a variety of ways to positively impact the community where they live, work and play, including 49 employees serving as directors on more than 70 nonprofit boards. We provide ongoing communication and resources to support employees serving in these important leadership positions.
Volunteering is a way to put our good neighbor values into action, and we’re proud to dedicate our time and resources to our communities.
Devon Volunteer Request Form
If you think Devon employees can make a difference by volunteering at your next community event, fill out the request form below.