Corporate Philanthropy





Corporate Philanthropy

MIDC is an integral participant in the welfare of the communities where we do business. Our employees, across the United States, the Caribbean, and around the globe, are an extension of our commitment to economic development, education and the environment.

Whether we’re cleaning up and re purposing old industrial sites, creating and preserving wildlife habitat, campaigning for community organizations or supporting education, we continually seek new ways to invest our time and resources into our communities. It’s how we do business, and it's our way of keeping our promise to support a better tomorrow.

Since 1998, we have extended our corporate donations and community support with sustainable renewable energy, Carbon Offsets, clean water, and education with the below example efforts.


Project Haiti (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014)

The earthquake that destroyed much of Port-au-Prince, Haiti in January 2010 was a rallying point for humanitarian aid. MIDC and Embry-Riddle engineering students have established a program to help in a hands-on, tangible way. The desperate need for basic necessities like food, water, and shelter motivated us to respond with a strong desire to help.

The student chapter of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) promoted the effort and raised funds to build the Project Haiti 2010 water purifier. This unit was based on an earlier Civil Engineering department’s senior design project and provided 1 gallon per minute (gpm) of clean water. One student and one faculty from Embry-Riddle joined a larger group’s travel for the installation.

The following year, MIDC launched Project Haiti 2011, to assist an orphanage in desperate need for clean water. MIDC engineered and managed the drilling of a deep water well and engaged ERAU’s Team of eight students from the Clean Energy Club and their faculty to design and assist in installation of a purifier system to deliver 4 gpm powered entirely from the sun.

During the summer of 2012, a team of thirteen installed the Project Haiti purifier delivering 20 gpm in Onaville, one of Haiti’s largest tent cities, which has a population of roughly 100,000 Haitians.

MIDC and ERAU have continued this humanitarian clean water effort with additional larger scale projects in 2012, and 2013 with a forthcoming 2014 project underway.


Project Haiti 2012

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Mechanical Engineering students advance solar powered water purification systems in Port Au Prince, Haiti, ERAU Team designed and built a new kind of water purifier has been named one of the 15 winners of the 2012 People, Prosperity and the Planet (P3) national competition sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). "Silver Eagle" Corporate Donation... [ more ]


Project Haiti 2011

In the Summer of 2011, Murphy International Development Corporation partnered with the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Mechanical Engineering Team to design and install a 4 gallon per minute water purification unit powered entirely by the sun. We installed it at the Anne Clémande Julien Foundation in Chambellan, Haiti. This system provides clean drinking water for an orphanage with approximately 600 children and staff. [ more ]


CT Quest for Peace

CT Quest for Peace, a non-profit organization that provides humanitarian aid to the poor of Nicaragua through a variety of educational, healthcare, arts and micro-finance initiatives. [ more ]


UNDP-GEF -The Small Grants Program

UNDP-GEF -The Small Grants Program, a Global Environment Facility corporate program on behalf of the three GEF implementing agencies - UNEP, UNDP and the World Bank - and executed by the United Nations Office for Project Services.  The SGP was established to achieve global environmental benefits at the community level. The overall goal is to achieve environmental sustainability, alleviate poverty and build capacity at the community level. MIDC supported, in memorial, the Million Hour Tree Planting in Dominica, West Indies... [ more ]


Alliance for Climate Education, ACE

Alliance for Climate Education, ACE is a national organization that delivers an innovative award-winning multimedia assembly on climate science and sustainability solutions to teens across the U.S. Since 2009, ACE has educated more than 1.2 million high school youth across the U.S. with its programs... [ more ]


Greenfaith

Greenfaith, is an interfaith coalition for the environment that was founded in 1992.  We work with houses of worship, religious schools and people of all faiths to help them become better environmental stewards. Greenfaith addresses environmental issues holistically, and is committed to being a one-stop shop for the resources and tools religious institutions need to engage environmental issues and become religious-environmental leaders... [ more ]


Beacon Preservation

Beacon Preservation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation of lighthouses and their environments for educational, cultural, recreational, and historical preservation purposes.  Our mission is to ensure that communities, civic organizations, and educational and research institutions are able to enjoy access to these important icons of nautical history.


Greenlight Academy

Greenlight Academy, an educational arm of Beacon Preservation, is an innovative program for a minimum of 30 high school students (incoming grades 10-12) of diverse backgrounds to engage in an intensive three-week (June 24-July 13th, 2012 ) residential training program designed to reduce isolation due to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, and sexual identity.  Students participate in an interactive curriculum of academics and applied learning activities to learn sustainable energy system design and green-collar skills.  The academy promotes math, science, and technology through collaborative teamwork where students diagnose, design, test, and trouble-shoot with newfound knowledge and abilities.


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