We are a family-owned company that cares deeply about the communities we serve. We encourage our employees and families to volunteer and support organizations that make our communities better. We go a step further by putting corporate donations, fun events and recognition behind their volunteer efforts, creating a true partnership for our corporate philanthropy. When we see our employees trying to outdo each other in fundraising or volunteer hours, we know we’re doing something right! Murphy Company’s passion for community extends to hundreds of non-profit organizations that serve children and families in St. Louis and Denver. Together, Murphy Company and its employees help build stronger, healthier communities.
Murphy Makes Dreams Come True Through Make-A-Wish
Once again, the Murphy team went all-out for the wonder-filled Make-A-Wish kids!
Murphy employees and families came together for the 4th annual Murphy Mouse Races to raise money for this great cause. The event was on Friday, February 22nd at the St. Ann Community Center. In addition to the employee’s contributions, Murphy Company donated another $15,000, making the grand total raised just over $43,300 – fulfilling dreams for 8 critically ill children. We still have two more events coming up for Make-A-Wish and cannot wait to see the outcome of them!
“A wish come true helps children feel stronger, more energetic, more willing and able to battle their critical illness. For many, the wish marks a turning point in their fight against their illnesses.” – Make-A-Wish Foundation.
To donate: www.wish.org
Murphy Employees Clean Up Miles Of Meramec
Murphy employees and their families participated in 2018 Operation Clean Stream, cleaning up several miles of the Meramec River during an August weekend. 2018 marks the 51st anniversary of Operation Clean Stream!
Since 1967, The Open Space Council for the St. Louis Region has organized Operation Clean Stream, one of the country’s largest and longest running river restoration projects. The fourth weekend of every August, event volunteers take to the Meramec River and its tributaries, working to undo damage caused throughout the year by flooding, carless littering and the unlawful dumping of trash. Volunteers participate both in canoes and boats, as well as on the shore, in nearby parks, and along nearby trails.
Murphy’s Operation Clean Stream team lead by Mark Bengard consisted of 30 people with 15 canoes collecting items such as tires, trash, cans, bottles, chairs, LP tanks, rugs, tables, satellite dish and kayak.
Murphy Donates More Than $200,000 To United Way
A longtime supporter of the United Way, Murphy Company topped its 2018 goal of $95,000 in St. Louis, raising $106,434 for the United Way of Greater St. Louis during its fall employee campaign. Murphy employees also raised a remarkable $55,351 for Mile High United Way in Denver. Murphy Company then boosted the employee donation by 25 percent, adding another $40,446!
At Murphy, fundraising for United Way agencies is fun! With a 67-percent employee participation rate, in St. Louis and 47% participation in Denver, Murphy sponsors large campaign kick off events, and provides employee incentives. Chris Carter, Vice President of Service led the St. Louis effort and CJ Soriano, Fabrication Shop Manager led the Denver campaign.
United Way has a long-standing tradition of community outreach and betterment in both cities where Murphy Company operates. More than one million people are served by United Way of Greater St. Louis each year, helping one in three people in the St. Louis region. In Denver, Mile High United Way partners with hundreds of local nonprofits, government agencies, policy-makers and businesses to advance the common good by changing lives and strengthening the community.
Murphy Company Raises Over $23,000 For The St. Louis Children’s Hospital’s KIDstruction
Murphy Company raised $23,225 during its 2018 KIDstruction Week. The program helps St. Louis Children’s Hospital fulfill its promise to provide a superior patient experience through music and art therapy, pediatric neuro-critical care, the hospital’s Family Resource Center and sibling playroom, and the Health Kids Express mobile health vans.
Along with Murphy, St. Louis area contractors, engineers and architects raised $429,869 in 2018. Kevin Suiter, Vice President Estimating reached out to Murphy employees, inviting them to contribute via payroll deductions during a KIDstruction designed summer week. As a Cornerstone Company for the campaign, Murphy then matched employee giving at 100 percent.
Murphy Raises $5,020 For Mount Saint Vincent Home
As part of its longtime partnership with Mount Saint Vincent Home, Murphy Company employees raised more than $5,020 at its 2018 Carwash, an annual event to support the Denver-based treatment center for children. The children, aged 5 to 12, face severe behavioral and emotional challenges due to trauma, mental illness, abuse, or neglect. The Home delivers behavioral health serves to the children and their families, helping the children reach their full potential within their homes, schools, and communities.
Murphy also regularly assists with the home repairs and mechanical needs, doing all it can to continue the 135-year tradition of providing treatment and help, as well as care and hope – for children in need.
Murphy’s first ever Off-Ice Charity Challenge
Our ‘Blues vs Avalanche’ competition offered a fun week of inter-office rivalry to help raise money for Colorado’s Mount Saint Vincent Children’s Home and Missouri’s Make-A-Wish Foundation.
The Denver office would like to add a huge thanks to Senior Vice President of Sales and Pre-Construction, Mark Bengard of our St. Louis office for keeping the Colorado Avalanche/St. Louis Blues competition alive by matching the funds raised in Denver for Mount Saint Vincent! With his participation, we were able to increase our donation amount to $1,350 – as Pat Murphy, Jr., mentioned, the kids are the winners here!
The Saint Louis office (GO BLUES!!) rocked it and raised $620 dollars winning the competition. The St. Louis funds were generously matched by Senior Vice President, Mike Knapp of our Denver office for a total of $1,270 to be donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Thanks to everyone for your spirited generosity and support!