The Petroleum Alliance of Oklahoma presented Marathon Petroleum with the Community Impact Award. The award recognizes industry efforts demonstrating a commitment to the communities and neighbors with whom they work.
According to a company press release, one of the ways that Marathon and its midstream segment MPLX demonstrates commitment to its local communities is through charitable giving programs.
“The Local Giving budget supports quick impact projects and opportunities brought forward by employees and community partners. It helps create goodwill and engage employees and provides an opportunity for visibility at smaller, local events,” said Jennifer Hagerman, MPLX G&P chemist and member of the Local Giving Committee. “The Local Giving Committee is innovative in putting the front-line employees that operate within the communities in charge of budgeted donation requests, as they are creating the relationships with the communities.”
Since January 2022, the G&P West Region committee has awarded $185,000 in grants to Oklahoma communities, benefiting organizations such as food pantries, schools and STEM programs, volunteer fire departments and other nonprofit groups.
In other giving news, CEFCO Convenience Stores and its parent company, the Fikes Companies, hosted its annual Hackers-R-Us charity golf tournament on October 23. The record-breaking tournament raised over $450,000 for the Fikes Foundation.
The Fikes Foundation supports various charitable organizations that strengthen local communities and support youth. Beneficiaries include institutions like Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and the McLane Children’s Hospital in Temple, Texas.