Our Community

Macpherson has been a proud member of the Bakersfield community since the 1970s. Our family grew up in this community, and our company along with them.

In addition to our day-to-day operations, the entire Macpherson team is committed to finding ways of giving back to our neighbors and inspiring young people to learn more about the industry.

Giving Back

California Living Museum Foundation

The California Living Museum Foundation is a local museum that displays animals, plants, fossils, and artifacts native to California and the Kern River area.

R.M. Pyles Boys Camp

The R.M. Pyles Boys Camp has helped thousands of underprivileged, low-income boys enjoy the wilderness with activities like archery, horseback riding, hiking, and camping.

UCLA Foundation

The UCLA Foundation provides the resources UCLA requires to continue sustaining, growing and advancing the university. Donald Macpherson Sr. played football at UCLA from 1938 – 1940.

California Independent Petroleum Association (CIPA)

Macpherson is a member of CIPA which is a non-profit non-partisan trade association and represents over 500 independent crude oil and natural gas producers, royalty owners, and service and supply companies in California. Macpherson participates in multiple CIPA organized activities including the internship summer program by welcoming students from inner-city school districts into the organization to teach them about the energy industry, provide them with hands-on experience and potential career opportunities.

Kern County’s (KEDC) Economic Summit, Energy Summit & other activities that support economic growth

Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce

Kern County Employers’ Training Resource Center

Workforce Investment Board

To apply for sponsorship for an event or youth group, email emacpherson@macphersonenergy.com.

Stimulating the Local Economy

In 2017, Macpherson contributed approximately $200 million to the local economy through wages, taxes, royalty payments, and economic benefit to local vendors and contractors.