Mohammad Asaad (right) presents a grant check
to Fiske Elementary School principal Thomas Martellone.

VERC Enterprises, a car wash, convenience store, and Mobil/Gulf gasoline operator with locations throughout Eastern Massachusetts and New Hampshire, recently presented Fiske Elementary School in Lexington with a check for $500, a grant made possible through the ExxonMobil Educational Alliance Program.

Funded by the ExxonMobil Corporation and Global Partners LP, the program is designed to provide local retailers an opportunity to invest in the future of their communities through educational grants to neighborhood schools.

Mohammad Asaad, manager of the VERC Lexington Mobil, presented the grant check to Fiske Elementary School Principal Thomas Martellone.