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Alcoa Foundation Recipient of Outstanding Global Leadership Award From United Way International
PITTSBURGH--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 13, 2002--Alcoa Foundation was
presented the Outstanding Global Leadership Award from the United Way
International (UWI) during the UWI World Assembly in Cape Town, South
The Outstanding Global Leadership Award recognizes an
organization's commitment, leadership, creativity and impact in
communities around the world. Alcoa Foundation was recognized for its
role in Jamaica, where Alcoa Jamalco has operations, in the following
Commitment that is unique to local community needs including
those of the physically or emotionally challenged: Alcoa and
Alcoa Foundation mobilized support and funding for UWI from
the bauxite industry.
Leadership that involved engaging Alcoa employees in local
nonprofit organizations and loaning Alcoa executives to assist
in establishing and maintaining United Way in the central
region of Jamaica.
Creativity in helping UWI expand and change its services to
meet community needs: Alcoa Foundation and Alcoa employees are
involved in helping nonprofit organizations in Jamaica develop
and sustain income-generating businesses.
Impact in stimulating others to help UWI's efforts in Jamaica:
Alcoa Foundation acts as a convener of community resources and
other donors to UWI's work.
"Alcoa Foundation's contribution reaches beyond borders, touching
the lives of the most vulnerable and providing opportunities for
people empowerment," said Robert M. Beggan, president and CEO of UWI.
"This award underscores our commitment to our local communities,"
said Kathleen W. Buechel, president of Alcoa Foundation. "More
importantly, it highlights the work of many Alcoans who volunteer
their time and talent to improve the quality of life where they live
Established in 1952, Alcoa Foundation is a global resource that
actively invests in improving the quality of life in more than 25
countries around the world where Alcoa operates. In addition to
community grants addressing local needs, the Foundation provides
global grants focusing on Areas of Excellence, including: Conservation
and Sustainability; Safe and Healthy Children and Families; Global
Education in Science, Engineering, Technology and Business; Business
and Community Partnerships; and Skills Today for Tomorrow. For more
information about Alcoa Foundation, visit www.alcoa.com and click on
Alcoa is the world's leading producer of primary aluminum,
fabricated aluminum and alumina. It is active in all major aspects of
the industry -- technology, mining, refining, smelting, fabricating
and recycling. Alcoa has 129,000 employees in 38 countries.
United Way International is a not-for-profit organization whose
purpose is to strengthen communities and improve lives around the
world. By mobilizing local people and companies to give time and money
and by helping local charities become more effective, United Way
organizations in 41 countries outside the U.S. help create long-term
solutions to local human needs.