November 22, 2011
Alcoa of WA State Receives Outstanding Philanthropic Corporation Award
Association of Fundraising Professionals Honors 2011 Recipients
Seattle, WA – November 22, 2011—Alcoa in Washington State has been named the 2011 Outstanding Philanthropic Corporation of the Year by the Association of Fundraising Professionals – Washington Chapter (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 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. Bellingham Technical College (BTC), a community partner through various projects such as “greening” the workforce development curriculum, renewable energy laboratories and sustainable resources education nominated Alcoa. BTC’s nomination was accompanied by a host of support letters from community organizations Alcoa has partnered with.
“We are thrilled to be this year’s award recipient and take great pride in fulfilling our role as a generous and caring corporate citizen, neighbor and partner,” said Barry Hullett, Alcoa Intalco Works Plant Manager. “This tribute is a testament to the company’s strong culture of giving whether through volunteer hours, employee contributions, corporate gifts or foundation grants. It’s such a pleasure to extend a hand and help out.”
Over the past four years, Wenatchee Works and Intalco Works have contributed over $1.4 Million to local partners and non-profits through Alcoa contributions and Alcoa Foundation. The two plants directly employ a combined workforce of 1,060, with another 150 on-site contractors.
“For Alcoa, giving back to the communities in which we operate is a way of doing business for us,” said Nik Winjum, Alcoa Wenatchee Works Plant Manager. “We strive to be valued partners in our communities by protecting our air and water resources, by providing wages and benefits to our workforce and through a strong community philanthropic presence.”
Alcoa of Washington joins an illustrious 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.