June 2016 NEWS

George Mitchell's legacy: a shale revolution, a 'revolutionary' city and a revitalized Galveston

In the early 1980s, Texas oil giant George Mitchell read an academic article arguing that economically extracting natural gas from shale rock just might be possible. But the revolution didn't arrive quickly. "It took a decade and a half of conviction, investment and dogged determination," energy... Read More >


CGMF’s Hastings appointed to Department of Energy’s National Petroleum Council

Austin (June 14, 2016)—Marilu Hastings, vice president, sustainability program for the Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation, was appointed by United States Secretary of Energy Dr. Ernest J. Moniz to serve as a member of the National Petroleum Council at the Department of Energy for the... Read More >


Women to Watch

The Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation's president, Katherine Lorenz, was named one of The Chronicle of Philanthropy's "Women to Watch" in their June 2016 edition. The list of 23 philanthropists includes Melinda Gates, Laurene Powell Jobs, Helen Lakelly Hunt, Jacqueline Zehner, Swanee Hunt,... Read More >

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