know our success is a direct result of the strength, goodwill and vitality of
the communities where we operate, and we want to support and give back to the
places we call home. Not only is being a good neighbor and partner important
for our business success, but it is the right thing to do.
At Chesapeake, we deploy a three-tiered approach to fostering development, which includes serving as an economic catalyst through job creation and investment; building strong relationships and open lines of communication to address community concerns; and contributing to these communities through our giving programs, scholarships and volunteering. In fact, our employees volunteered more than 42,000 hours for almost 600 nonprofit organizations in 134 communities in 2013. Additionally, more than 350 mentors volunteered more than 8,500 hours at four inner-city public schools in Oklahoma City.