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Excelerate Energy Announces New Funding for YMCA Outreach Programs

June 21, 2022

Donation will Help Students Facing Economic Challenges in Houston’s Northern Suburbs

Excelerate Energy (NYSE:EE) (“Excelerate”), announced a donation of $30,000 to The Woodlands Family YMCA (“YMCA”), which the company has supported since 2007.  

This year’s donation includes new support for the YMCA’s Mobile Makerspace, a traveling technology laboratory designed to bring the ideas of computer coding, robotics, programming, mechanics, circuitry, and creative fabrication to children who can benefit from these programs throughout Montgomery County, Texas. Excelerate will continue to participate in the YMCA’s annual outreach programs, including Operation Backpack, Dragon Boat Team Challenge, and Angel Tree.  

 “For over 135 years the YMCA of Greater Houston has focused on empowering young people, improving health and well-being, and inspiring action in and across communities,” says Christopher Butsch, YMCA District Executive Director. “Keeping this in mind, we are incredibly humbled by the support of great partners that help us to fulfill our mission. Excelerate Energy’s donation will ensure that our community has access to the opportunities and resources necessary to learn, grow, and thrive.”  

Excelerate is committed to supporting nonprofit organizations whose work aligns with one or more of the company’s corporate social responsibility (“CSR”) focus areas of health, education, and climate. 

“We are proud to partner with the YMCA in their effort to educate and empower today’s youth to solve tomorrow’s problems. The Woodlands is home to our corporate headquarters, and we strive to be good neighbors wherever we operate,” said Steven Kobos, President and CEO of Excelerate Energy.   

“Our core values of Stewardship, Accountability, Improvement, and Leadership (SAIL) guide us in all that we do,” added Amy Thompson, Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer. “We encourage our employees to strengthen the health and prosperity of the communities where they live and work.” 

Left-Right: Ariel Bazan, YMCA Director of Operations; Jeremy Hickman, YMCA Outreach Director; Chris Butsch, YMCA District Executive Director; Amy Thompson, Excelerate Energy EVP & Chief Human Resources Officer