October 12, 2005

Over $25,000 In Alcoa Foundation Grants Awarded Five Area Organizations During Alcoa "Celebration of Giving" Event

Simi Valley, Ca. -- Alcoa officials honored the public service efforts of its employee workforce and announced new partnerships with five area nonprofit organizations during a “Celebration of Giving” luncheon for employees and community leaders at it’s Simi Valley facility.

During the event, representatives from five area nonprofit organizations received Alcoa Foundation financial grants. “The grants are part of Alcoa Foundation’s commitment to improving the quality of life in communities where Alcoa operates,” said Kevin Casey, Alcoa General Manager. Organizations receiving grants were:

Boys and Girls Club--$7500
Simi Valley Education Foundation--$7500
Interface Family Children Services of Ventura County--$5000
Arts and Education Council (Van Nuys)--$5000
Simi Valley Chamber of Commerce--$1500

“This is the season of giving and I’m very proud of what our employees do year-round for our community,” said Casey. Among the employee involvement projects conducted this year were: Toys for Tots campaign held in conjunction with the U.S. Marines; Clothing Drive for the needy of Los Angeles County; Care Packages for Troops in Iraq and a blood drive to which neighboring employers were invited. “Employees have logged many hours of voluntary public service benefiting individuals around their community. Their efforts represent hard work, commitment and a ‘more than money’ investment.”

Alcoa’s Simi Valley facility is a global distribution center of Alcoa Fastening Systems products. It employs approximately 120 persons. Alcoa’s Fastening Systems business is headquartered in Torrance, California. It produces aerospace components, production tooling, bolts, assembly tool systems and header tooling for the aerospace industry.

About Alcoa

Alcoa is the world's leading producer of primary aluminum, fabricated aluminum and alumina, and is active in all major aspects of the industry. Alcoa serves the aerospace, automotive, packaging, building and construction, commercial transportation and industrial markets, bringing design, engineering, production and other capabilities of Alcoa's businesses to customers. In addition to aluminum products and components, Alcoa also markets consumer brands including Reynolds Wrap(R) foils and plastic wraps, Alcoa(R) wheels, and Baco(R) household wraps. Among its other businesses are vinyl siding, closures, fastening systems, precision castings, and electrical distribution systems for cars and trucks. The company has 120,000 employees in 41 countries. More information can be found at www.alcoa.com

About Alcoa Foundation

Alcoa Foundation has distributed nearly $400 million in grants since its establishment in 1952. Last year, $15 million was invested in communities where Alcoa operates.

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State Assembly Member Dr. Keith Richman

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L to R Glen Becerra, Mary Bibb, Judy Jenkins, Kevin Casey, Leigh Nixon, Thom McClean, Jarrod DeGonia, Linda White, Karen Harlan, Aaron Hanson, Spike Dolomite Ward, Jim Purtee, Dr. Keith Richman, Jim Vigdor