building Community spirit
For more than half a century, Murphy has been committed to exceptional corporate citizenship. Corporate contributions have spanned from championing the local United Way to supporting social development programs for underpriviledged communities. The company has carefully, thoughtfully and successfully built partnerships with educational, civic and charitable initiatives in the communities in which it operates.
Murphy recognizes and applauds the positive impact its employees make. From volunteering as youth sports coaches to working at battered women’s shelters to building homes and planting trees to serving on city government commissions, school boards, chambers of commerce, etc., Murphy employees give enthusiastically of themselves, and of their time, to strengthen their communities.
In addition to volunteerism, Murphy encourages its people to donate personal funds. The Company’s Employee Gift Matching Program, offered to employees in North America matches qualified donations on a dollar-for-dollar basis.
Passionate about education
Murphy has built a legacy of contributing to educational institutions and programs. Through the Employee Gift Matching Program, the Company increases its match of employee contributions to 2 to 1 for educational institutions.
In El Dorado, Murphy has sponsored two major programs to encourage academic success. The Murphy Education Program, established in 1997, awards El Dorado Public School students with monetary prizes for outstanding scores on benchmark tests. This program also awards high school students for excellence on Advanced Placement, ACT and SAT tests and for qualifying as a National Merit Semifinalist or Finalist.
In 2007, the Murphy Board of Directors established the El Dorado Promise Scholarship Program. Through a $50 million commitment from the Company, the Promise provides free college tuition to graduates of El Dorado High School. Because of this one-of-a-kind scholarship program, the college enrollment rate of El Dorado High School graduates has surpassed state and national levels.
United Way Partnership
In the United States and Canada, Murphy Oil and its subsidiaries annually participate in a campaign to raise funds for the United Way. Murphy’s long-time partnership with the United Way began over 50 years ago and has served to increase employee awareness of the needs of their fellow citizens. Over the last 20 years, Murphy and its employees contributed a total of over $13 million to benefit United Way organizations including the Salvation Army, the American Red Cross, Boys and Girls Clubs of America, and many other community organizations. In fact, Murphy’s locations across the nation lead their respective towns in fundraising for the United Way.