Employees Raise More Than $11 million through United Way Campaign

February 10, 2023

Freeport employees drove home the message UNITED is the WAY we make a difference, raising more than $11 million through the company’s annual United Way campaign in the fall. 

“The generosity of employees who selflessly give to support the health and vibrancy of their home communities never ceases to amaze and inspire. Through each donation, we collectively make a positive impact that is felt by so many in our communities who are less fortunate or experiencing other challenges. On behalf of the Freeport leadership team, thank you to everyone who donated and helped make our campaign a tremendous success yet again,” said Tracy Bame, Director-Social Responsibility.

Freeport partners with United Way to raise funds for a vast network of nonprofit agencies working to address pressing issues and create long-lasting change, with a focus on health, education and economic mobility. Employees pledged $4.2 million, which grew to more than $11 million when combined with the company match.

Site coordinators helped share information about the campaign and led local efforts that culminated in its success. 

“As a site campaign coordinator, I’m pleased to be able to support this initiative and help employees better understand United Way’s good work in our local community,” said Jessica Brack-Merrill, Manager-Community Development at Sierrita and United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona Board Member. “Having grown up in mining towns and in my current role, I’ve seen first-hand how important these partnerships are to building strong, resilient communities.”

Adding to the fun, employees donating at least $25 were entered into various prize drawings. The lucky winners included Kent Alme in Phoenix who won the campaign grand prize of a $1,000 gift card, Eliezer Perez at Sierrita who won a $500 gift card, and Garrett Anderson in Phoenix who won a $500 American Airlines gift card. Winners in other categories were contacted directly.  

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. 


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