El Dorado-based Murphy USA announced Thursday (Dec. 29) that its board of directors approved a $25 million donation to the Murphy USA Charitable Foundation.
The foundation funds will support community investments and organizations in El Dorado and Southern Arkansas.
The foundation lists three key priorities of funding programs: education and workforce development, infrastructure revitalization, and community health and well-being.
Recent examples of support include the Murphy USA Student Athlete Academic Success Center at Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia and the capital campaign for the South Arkansas Arts Center, both of which have received previous support from the Foundation. The Foundation also annually sponsors the Murphy USA El Dorado Shootout as part of the EPSON tour which is the official qualifying tour of the LPGA. The Shootout raises funds for the Foundation and has recently focused its giving on women’s healthcare initiatives as a top priority.
“Murphy USA and its board of directors are firmly committed to the communities where we live and work, especially in South Arkansas and our headquarters town of El Dorado. By making this donation to our Foundation, we will continue to look for ways to make a positive impact with all of our key stakeholders,” Murphy USA President and CEO Andrew Clyde said.
Murphy USA is a retailer of gasoline and convenience store merchandise with more than 1,700 stores located primarily in the Southwest, Southeast, Midwest and Northeast United States.