Together, the member companies give $4-5 million to local non-profit organizations and municipalities each year. Through in-kind donations, monetary contributions, and volunteer time, companies are committed to being good neighbors and investing in the community.
The most notable donation of the BCPC is the $1 million donation to Brazosport College to help fund the 10,000-square-foot welding technologies lab. In addition to traditional welding machines, the lab houses virtual trainers and computers among other top-level equipment needed to provide current training. The BCPC committed the $1 million charitable contribution to help build a pipeline of certified welders as well as develop and recruit residents for lifelong careers in the industry.
In 2016, the BCPC committed to funding $1,000 scholarships each year to both Brazosport College and Alvin Community College for students enrolling in petrochemical-related courses. The skills-based training each of these colleges offer allows students to complete training in a short amount of time without adding to student loan debt. The industry certifications allow for family-sustaining careers right here in the community and throughout the world.
Additionally, at the Responsible Care Luncheon each year, the BCPC gives $1,000 to two non-profits that continue to make a significant impact in the local community. In 2022, the non-profit recipients were Harvest for the Hungry and ActionS.
The BCPC hosts an annual Responsible Care Luncheon in April to speak directly to the community about topics that impact you. Responsible Care exemplifies the
chemical industry’s commitment to the health and safety of our employees, the communities in which we operate, and the environment as a whole. The 2023 luncheon will be the 30th-anniversary luncheon.