Murphy USA of El Dorado kicked off its Home Office 2020 United Way campaign last week, generating record employee pledges in excess of $375,000.
With the company’s match, the total donation of $750,000 will support Union County United Way organizations, all of which had anticipated the need for greater support due to the impacts of COVID-19 on their local communities.
Separately, the company announced a $10 million gift to the Murphy USA Charitable Foundation which will continue to support positive changes in local communities with an emphasis on El Dorado and Southern Arkansas. The Foundation funds the company’s matching gifts, including United Way, as well as sponsorships like Murphy USA’s national partnership with Boys and Girls Club of America, where customers in 2020 have already rounded up over $1 million to fuel brighter futures.
The gift will further sustain existing local programs like the Murphy Arts District, as it looks to reopen post COVID-19, as well as new community programs like the Summer Youth Work Program, which is coordinated with the City of El Dorado.
Murphy USA President and CEO Andrew Clyde said, “In the midst of everything that has happened in 2020, I couldn’t be more proud of our generous customers and engaged employees who have truly stepped up to help these organizations make a positive impact in a time of need to the communities we serve and support together.”