Living Our Core Values

Our core values drive us to be a responsible member of the communities where we operate, and that includes partnering with nonprofit organizations to strengthen the places we call home. We support organizations in four primary ways.


Corporate Giving

We partner with local nonprofit organizations to meet community needs through financial and in-kind donations. Learn more about our giving categories and request a donation.

Supporting United Way

Every fall, Chesapeake hosts an employee-driven companywide fundraising campaign for our local United Way chapters with Chesapeake matching employee donations. During a two-month period, our corporate campus and field offices hold a variety of activities to raise awareness and collect donations for the organization and its beneficiaries. In Oklahoma City, Chesapeake consistently has one of the largest employee giving campaigns benefiting United Way of Central Oklahoma each year.

 

Volunteering

Community service is core to our company culture, so much so that we have a program — the H.E.L.P. (Helping Energize Local Progress) Initiative — dedicated to encouraging our employees to volunteer. Through this initiative, employees may use four hours of company time per year to volunteer at the nonprofit of their choice. If your organization needs volunteer support, contact our Social Responsibility team

Mentoring

A cornerstone of our H.E.L.P. Initiative is the Chesapeake Mentoring Program. Chesapeake employees have a longstanding commitment to mentoring students in Oklahoma City schools. In the last 20 years, Chesapeake has built one of the largest mentoring programs in the state. Each week during the school year, more than 200 employees visit one on one with elementary and high school students during their workdays.

In part due to this mentoring commitment, Chesapeake was named Oklahoma City Public Schools’ “Community Partner of the Year (large business)” in 2017. Nominated by Horace Mann Elementary, the company was recognized for both its volunteer efforts and special initiatives such as providing a gift box to every child during the holidays. Horace Mann’s principal noted that the school is “proud to say Chesapeake is our number one supporter.”