Spindletop Community Impact Partners, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation that enhances the lives of at-risk youth through funding and volunteering from the energy industry, while promoting fellowship and networking among its participants.
Since its inception nearly $25 million has been raised to assist programs that support child abuse prevention; pediatric medical research; human tracking prevention and recovery; substance abuse prevention and rehabilitation; education and scholarships, including after-school programs; residential centers and foster care; family health and well-being and much more.
Spindletop Community Impact Partners, Inc. was founded in 1966 by a young man working in the oil industry, Loy D. “Butch” Griffin. His vision was to build an organization promoting goodwill and fellowship within the oil and gas industry while benefiting children in need. Griffin chose the name “Spindletop” to ensure the charity would be recognized by the oil and gas industry. Today, because of its solid foundation and support from the industry and dedicated volunteers, Spindletop continues to make significant contributions to Houston area youth charities.
Since its inception, more than $24 million has been raised to assist programs that support the following: child abuse prevention; pediatric medical research; substance abuse prevention and rehabilitation; education and scholarships; residential centers; after-school programs; family health and well-being; and much more.
Spindletop’s success in fundraising is the result of two annual special events – the Spindletop Golf Tournament and Spindletop Holiday Ball – as well as general donations. The two-day Spindletop Golf Tournament is held in the Spring, and several charity partners are highlighted through the Charities on the Green game at each Par 3. The Spindletop Holiday Ball continues to be the premier holiday event among the industry, capturing the merriment of the Holiday season all the while collecting toys and books for the annual Spindletop Holiday Toy Drive.
Spindletop Community Impact Partners is governed by a 13-person Board of Directors, consisting of executives representative of the service and operating sectors of the energy industry. The Spindletop Emerging Leader Steering Committee (ELSC) is made up of 11 rising leaders within the energy industry, and the Committee spearheads volunteer service projects with Spindletop charity partners that are open to anyone in the energy industry to participate. Spindletop is managed by a two-person staff that works closely with the Board, ELSC, donors and volunteers to carry out the day to day operations of the organization as well as advocate for the youth charities supported through volunteering and networking. The Spindletop office is located in Houston at the Schlumberger corporate headquarters thanks to an extraordinarily generous in-kind gift from the organization.
Spindletop Board of Directors
Spindletop Community Impact Partners is governed by a Board of Directors representative of executives from the service and operating sectors of the energy industry.
Dominic Macklon, President
Executive Vice President, Strategy, Sustainability and Technology
Starlee Sykes, Chairman
Senior Vice President,
Gulf of Mexico & Canada
Maria Claudia Borras
Executive Vice President, Oilfield Services
Vice President Industry Relations
Senior VP, General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer
Precision Drilling Corporation
Chris L. Golden
Senior Vice President, U.S. Upstream
Oil & Gas Company
Director – Sustainability
President & CEO
President & CEO
Chairman, President & CEO
Spindletop Board of Ambassadors
The Spindletop Board of Ambassadors serve as advocates to the organization, representing both the operating and service sectors of the energy industry. Each ambassador provides financial support and is actively engaged in Spindletop events.
Spindletop Emerging Leader Steering Committee
The Emerging Leader Steering Committee (ELSC) is comprised of rising leaders from both the operating and service sectors of the energy industry. The Committee is dedicated to building a Spindletop Army of volunteers and plan service projects at Spindletop charity partners for its participants.
From STEM Days to arts & crafts to mentoring and more, our volunteers have the opportunity to work with at-risk kids throughout our community. These individuals span across the oil and gas industry and have a passion for volunteering and helping others. In 2019, the ELSC kicked off its inaugural event, Spindletop Unity in Community, which was a day of volunteering and fellowship where participants split between 5 different charities to complete a service project and returned to a central gathering place for a social. With nearly 100 volunteers in attendance, the event will continue on an annual basis along with many other service projects throughout the year.
To learn more about joining the Spindletop Army and volunteering, please contact Spindletop Community Impact Partners Executive Director Lia Vallone.
To hear about our volunteer efforts in the community, browse the latest updates on our News Page.
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Assistant Vice President–
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Spindletop Volunteer Service Projects Include:
Be An Angel
Spring Planting and Horticulture Day
Holiday Poinsettia Planting
Refurbishing & Repainting Rocking Chairs
Casa de Esperanza de los Niños
Play Day and Story Telling
The Children’s Assessment Center
Christian Community Service Center
Virtual Food Drive
Making Healthy Lunches for Pre-Schoolers
KIPP Texas Public Schools – Houston
Gardening with Middle School Ecology Students
Palmer Drug Abuse Program
Family Fun Day
Small Steps Nurturing Center
Play Day with Pre-Schoolers
All-Earth Ecobot Challenge
Drone Racing Competition
STEM, Reading and Crafts Day
YES Prep Public Schools
YMCA of Greater Houston
Spindletop Charities Power
Operation Backpack Stuffing
Youth Development Center
Summer Enrichment Program