The Ponca City office of ConocoPhillips has presented the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation with a check for $10,000 to support medical research.
ConocoPhillips presented the check to OMRF President J. Donald Capra, M.D., at a luncheon in Ponca City on February 10.
“ConocoPhillips is pleased to be able to make this donation to OMRF because we believe in the work they do and value their research,” said George Paczkowski, Vice President of Downstream Technology for ConocoPhillips. “We are also supportive of the OMRF science and education outreach programs throughout Oklahoma.”
The donation will go to OMRF’s Imagine campaign, a seven-year, $100 million fundraising effort. Launched in 2004, the capital and endowment campaign will allow OMRF to renovate its research facilities, recruit new scientists, build educational programs and increase its endowment.
“OMRF appreciates having dedicated partners like ConocoPhillips in the quest to improve human health,” said Steve Blair, OMRF’s Vice President for Institutional Advancement, who also attended the event. “The generosity of one of Oklahoma’s leading corporate citizens will help our scientists find new treatments for diseases that affect all of Oklahoma’s citizens.”
Patricia Evans of Ponca City, who is a member of OMRF’s board of directors, hosted the luncheon. Diane Anderson, Director of Community Relations for ConocoPhillips in Ponca City, presented the check on behalf of her company.
ConocoPhillips is the third largest integrated energy company in the U.S. and the second largest refiner in the nation. ConocoPhillips is known worldwide for its technological expertise in deepwater exploration and production, reservoir management and exploitation, 3-D seismic technology, high-grade petroleum coke upgrading and sulfur removal. It operates in more than 40 countries.
Celebrating its 60th birthday in 2006, OMRF (www.omrf.org) is a nonprofit biomedical research institute dedicated to understanding and curing human disease. Its scientists focus on such critical research areas as Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, lupus and cardiovascular disease. It is home to Oklahoma’s only member of the National Academy of Sciences.