Verc Enterprises, a convenience store and Mobil/Gulf/Irving gasoline operator with locations throughout Eastern Massachusetts and New Hampshire and owner of Mayflower Provisions in Plymouth, Massachusetts, recently presented Fitchburg High School with a check for $500, a grant made possible through the ExxonMobil Educational Alliance Program.
Funded by the ExxonMobil Corp. and Global Partners LP, the ExxonMobil Educational Alliance program is designed to provide local retailers an opportunity to invest in the future of their communities through educational grants to neighborhood schools.
Verc Fitchburg Mobil Team Leader Mike Johnston presented the grant check to Fitchburg High School Principal Jeremy Roche.
“We’re proud to participate in such a fine program that recognizes and supports the quality of local schools,” said Jim Fitzgerald, president of Verc Enterprises.
Verc Enterprises is a leading, independent chain of convenience stores and gasoline stations, with locations throughout Eastern Massachusetts and New Hampshire. The company began 46 years ago with a single car wash in Marshfield, Massachusetts. The original business was founded by Eugene Vercollone. Today, the business remains under family ownership, with Vercollone’s sons Leo and Paul serving as CEO and SVP, respectively. Longtime Verc team member Jim Fitzgerald serves as the company’s president. With more than 350 employees, Verc is a leader in hiring individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and has more than 20 percent of its workforces comprised of IDD (Intellectually/Developmentally Disabled) citizens. Verc also is working with the state’s Re-Entry program to provide employment opportunities for former inmates who have been rehabilitated.