Cincinnati Biorefining Division earns United Way Corporate Heroes Award

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Volunteer group in green shirtsGroup with award

MPC’s Cincinnati Biorefining Division (CBD) is the recipient of a Corporate Heroes Award from the United Way of Greater Cincinnati (UWGC) in the 10-99 Employees Category. Accounting Analyst and volunteer coordinator Shelly Adam accepted the award on behalf of CBD at a Campaign Finale celebration.

The UWGC Corporate Heroes Award is based on volunteerism, with two points earned for every hour devoted to a United Way partner, initiative or collaborative and one point earned for every hour volunteered at a non-United Way affiliate. Over the course of a year, employees at the CBD’s Cincinnati Renewable Fuels facility (CRF) devoted 654 hours toward enhancing quality of life for people of all ages and from all walks of life.

“The people of CRF were surprised and honored to be selected as a United Way Corporate Heroes Award recipient,” notes CBD Division Manager Jon Herlevich. “Thanks to our ever-growing spirit of volunteerism, more than 80 percent of our team provided ‘hands-on’ support for UWGC partners.”

Organizations benefitting from CRF employee efforts include the Bethany House shelter for homeless and at-risk women and children; the Freestore Food Bank, which provides food, stability and hope to those in need; The Winton Hills Academy and the Oyler School, where volunteers mentored and tutored fourth-graders.

“We are proud of our employees’ volunteer contributions; they serve others expecting nothing in return,” says Herlevich. “We also appreciate the UWGC for its many efforts toward helping our community and for providing opportunities that enable Marathon Petroleum to support those efforts.”