Employees Break the Box Office by Raising More than $11 Million for United Way
February 5, 2020 - In a movie-themed United Way giving campaign, employees pledged more than $4 million, which grew to more than $11.1 million when combined with the company match. That’s an increase of 14 percent over last year, and the first time the company’s campaign crossed the $10 million mark.
“This result is inspiring and demonstrates what generous and caring people we have working at Freeport¬-McMoRan,” said Linda Hayes, Vice President-Communications and United Way Committee Chair. “On behalf of company leadership, I would like to thank all those who donated for joining us in our giving campaign and investing to make a difference in the communities we call home.”
Each year, the company partners with United Way to raise funds for health and human service agencies providing vital resources in the areas of education, financial wellness and health. Resources help ensure children have a quality education, families a stable income and individuals a healthy life.
The campaign for North America sites featured a movie-inspired theme: Lights, Camera, ACTion – Give to United Way. Employee coordinators at each site led local efforts, with some sites holding special activities such as prize drawings, volunteer events and competitions.
As in past campaigns, the Freeport-McMoRan Foundation double matched employees’ contributions of $25 or more up to the first $1,000 and single matched amounts more than $1,000.