August 23, 2012
MFA Oil Foundation Awards Grant to SCR-I Elementary
MFA Oil Foundation awarded the Scotland County R-I Elementary School with a grant to go toward the cost of the playground project. Pictured are Mr. Nathan Pippert, incoming SCR-I Elementary School Principal; Terri Watson of Memphis MFA Oil Company; and Mrs. Rhonda McBee, outgoing SCR-I Elementary School Principal.
Columbia, MO: August 13, 2012 - The MFA Oil Foundation has awarded a grant to the Scotland County R-I Elementary School, Memphis, Missouri to be applied toward the cost of the playground project.
The MFA Oil Foundation, which was established in 1998, provides support to nonprofit organizations that are working to improve communities where MFA Oil has a significant concentration of members and employees.
MFA Oil President Jerry Taylor described the MFA Oil Foundation as "a program that allows our company to give support back to the small towns and rural communities that are the foundation of our businesses." He said focus for selecting grant recipients is on three areas: programs designed to build knowledge and leadership skills of rural youth; agricultural and cooperative education programs; and organizations active in addressing and solving community problems and improving the quality of life.
MFA Oil Company is a farmer-owned cooperative with more than 40,000 members. The company supplies fuels, lubricants, and propane to customers in Missouri, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Indiana, Kentucky and Iowa. Through a subsidiary, MFA Oil operates Break Time convenience store in Missouri and Arkansas and Jiffy Lube and Big O Tire franchises in central Missouri.