November 22, 2011
Alcoa Receives Outstanding Philanthropic Corporation Award in Washington State
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Alcoa (NYSE:AA) announced today that it has been named the 2011 Outstanding Philanthropic Corporation of the Year by the Washington Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFPWA). The award recognizes significant contributions that Alcoa’s Intalco Works (Ferndale, WA) and Wenatchee Works (Malaga, WA) have made in their communities and in the state, and the company’s overall commitment to community well-being.
AFPWA honors outstanding philanthropic recipients each year in various categories, including Philanthropic Corporation, Small Business, Organization, Philanthropists, Family and Young Philanthropist.
Bob Wilt, Alcoa’s President of U.S. Primary Products, indicated that over the past four years, Wenatchee Works and Intalco Works have contributed over $1.4 Million to local partners and non-profits through Alcoa and Alcoa Foundation.
“We employ a combined workforce of 1,060 in Washington, and make it our mission to be engaged and responsible stewards in the community. We take great pride in fulfilling our role as a corporate citizen, and to be recognized for those efforts is an honor,” said Wilt.
Alcoa of Washington joins an impressive list of previous awardees including The Boeing Company, Microsoft Corporation, Starbucks Coffee Company and Costco. The company was honored for its partnerships and contributions at the AFPWA’s annual gala luncheon on November 18th at the Westin Hotel in downtown Seattle, WA.
Alcoa is the world’s leading producer of primary and fabricated aluminum, as well as the world’s largest miner of bauxite and refiner of alumina. In addition to inventing the modern-day aluminum industry, Alcoa innovation has been behind major milestones in the aerospace, automotive, packaging, building and construction, commercial transportation, consumer electronics and industrial markets over the past 120 years. Among the solutions Alcoa markets are flat-rolled products, hard alloy extrusions, and forgings, as well as Alcoa® wheels, fastening systems, precision and investment castings, and building systems in addition to its expertise in other light metals such as titanium and nickel-based super alloys. Sustainability is an integral part of Alcoa’s operating practices and the product design and engineering it provides to customers. Alcoa has been a member of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for nine consecutive years and approximately 75 percent of all of the aluminum ever produced since 1888 is still in active use today. Alcoa employs approximately 59,000 people in 31 countries across the world. More information can be found at www.alcoa.com.