Marathon Petroleum Corporation (MPC) has provided generous assistance to the University of Findlay’s new Center for Student Life and College of Business with a financial contribution of $500,000.
The announcement was made Monday, April 24, at the Carrothers Home (home of the UF president), which simultaneously hosted alumni members of the University’s MPC chapter.
“MPC is proud to support the University of Findlay’s new Center for Student Life and College of Business,” said Gary R. Heminger, MPC chairman, president and CEO. “We are honored to be a part of this new facility that will play an important role in the education of generations of students.”
The donation exemplifies the mutually beneficial partnership that MPC and UF have maintained for decades. The company has provided significant professional opportunities for university interns and graduates, who have, in turn, infused MPC with a wealth of knowledge and innovative drive. Currently, nearly 400 UF graduates work for MPC.
“The University is extremely grateful to Marathon Petroleum for its support of the new Center for Student Life and College of Business, a state-of-the-art facility that will enrich the lives of students and community members for decades to come,” said University of Findlay President Katherine Fell, Ph.D. “MPC consistently sets a great example of civic engagement and generous philanthropic support. I am honored to have this fine corporation as a partner in educating tomorrow’s leaders.”
Fell’s sentiments were reiterated by A.R. Charnes ’66, UF Board of Trustees chairman. “All of us at the University are appreciative of this generous gift from Marathon Petroleum,” he said. “Not only do we appreciate the financial support for our College of Business and Student Life Center, we are proud that the company believes in our mission and is willing to financially support our efforts, leading to a partnership that continues growth and development in Flag City USA and surrounding areas.”