May 13, 2014

Dale Perdue Joins Alcoa Foundation’s Board of Directors

Alcoa Foundation, one of the largest corporate foundations in the U.S., announced today that Dale Perdue has been elected to its board of directors, effective May 2, 2014.  Dale most recently served as Alcoa’s Assistant General Counsel until his retirement in 2012 after 37 years with the company.
“Dale brings considerable talent, experience and enthusiasm to the Alcoa Foundation Board, and I am confident that he will be an effective link between Alcoa Foundation, Alcoa and its retirees. We are proud to have him join our Board as we focus on supporting environment and education initiatives and on engaging our people in the communities where Alcoa operates,” said Esra Ozer, President, Alcoa Foundation.
Biographical information follows:
Dale Perdue retired from Alcoa in 2012 after 37 years of service. As a member of the Legal Department he was elected by the Alcoa Board of Directors to the position of Assistant General Counsel and Assistant Officer. In that capacity he led the Department’s Employment, Labor and Benefits Group, and was responsible for the delivery of legal services for related matters to all U.S. based Business and Resource Units.
Dale is active in his local Pittsburgh community through POISE Foundation, a community organization dedicated to supporting and bettering the Pittsburgh Region’s African American community as well as other socio-economic groups. He is also an active member of the Iota Phi Chapter of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity and has been a recipient of the fraternity’s Exemplary Service Award for Community Advocacy.       
About Alcoa Foundation
Alcoa Foundation is one of the largest corporate foundations in the U.S., with assets of approximately $470million. Founded 62 years ago, Alcoa Foundation has invested more than $590 million. In 2013, Alcoa Foundation contributed more than $22 million to nonprofit organizations throughout the world, building innovative partnerships to improve the environment and educate tomorrow's leaders for careers in manufacturing and engineering. The work of Alcoa Foundation is further enhanced by Alcoa's thousands of employee volunteers who share their talents and time to make a difference in the communities where Alcoa operates. Through the Company's signature Month of Service program, in 2013, a record 62 percent of Alcoa employees took part in nearly 1,300 events across 24 countries, benefiting more than 505,000 people and 1,900 nonprofit organizations. For more information, visit and follow @AlcoaFoundation on Twitter.