Three Pillars of Giving

ARCO/Murray founders Dick Arnoldy and Jeff Cook recognized early on that it’s important for an organization as fortunate as ours to give back. We realize that the success of our company has only been possible because of the communities we are a part of, the people we’ve hired, and their educational foundations.

  • Associates

    We match 100% of donations made by our associates and provide 1 week of paid leave each year to volunteer their time and talents.

  • Education

    We believe change is inspired through learning. We partner with existing programs that reinforce critical STEM education for future generations.

  • Community

    We believe in giving back to the communities that we live and work by sponsoring local charitable initiatives.

Our Charitable

Giving back is not a choice, it is a responsibility. By doing so, we believe that we can really make a difference

Joe Pomerenke



Paid service week

Each year for associates

100 %


For associate donations

50 +




It’s heartwarming to see that a company as big as ARCO/Murray remembers to give back to communities and organizations funding amazing causes. It shows that ARCO/Murray supports what I consider important in my life outside of work.

Dana Velasco, Project Assistant

Special Olympics Chicago


We are so blessed to have management that wants to give back, wants to get involved and wants to support things you yourself want to support. They back it up with their checkbook.

Tony Delmonico, Superintendent

St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital


Our business is a guest in the local community, giving back is the only way we know how to be a gracious guest.

Lee Stellakis, Principal

Bike Ride for the Kids


EPIC Academy Internships

We pioneered the first internship program with Chicago south side charter school, EPIC Academy, where 90% of students come from families below the poverty line.

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Bike Ride for the Kids

Since 2007, ARCO/Murray associates have biked 100 miles from Chicago to Notre Dame to raise money for STEM education initiatives including the Robinson Learning Community Center’s FIRST LEGO League robotics team.

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Sponsored Organizations