Newmont Mining Corporation employees pledge record amount to “NMC Legacy Fund,” ensuring $2.1M for local non-profit organizations
Elko, NV – Newmont Mining Corporation is pleased to announce that its employees have pledged more than $1.08Million to the NMC Legacy Fund for 2013 through its employee giving program. These pledges will be matched dollar for dollar by Newmont, bringing the total funding for local non-profit organizations to an outstanding $2.16Million. “Our employees are the driving force that continues to make this program so successful. They routinely give back to the communities in which we live and work, by volunteering time, energy and their talents as well as the monetary donations and pledges to the NMC Legacy Fund” said Tom Kerr, Newmont’s North America Regional Senior Vice President. “Since inception in 2010, the NMC Legacy Fund has been a very successful program, and we are pleased that it continues to grow to insure the Legacy of Newmont and our employees in our communities for future generations.”
In April 2010, Newmont Mining Corporation announced the decision to focus on long-term community investment sustainability by moving towards a more inclusive strategic community investment program. The NMC Legacy Fund program encompasses a direct employee giving campaign, community contributions program and a community endowment fund to assist in meeting future community social service needs. The employee giving portion of the program allows Newmont employees to allocate their personal contributions to non-profit organizations that meet the social service needs in our local communities.
“This has been a critical aspect of the program, as people want to direct their personal donations to organizations that support programs and services that are important to them,” said Mary Korpi, director of external relations for Newmont’s Nevada operations. “In 2010, our employees pledged $640,000 and they witnessed the positive impact that these donations made in our communities. Their generosity has grown every year and Newmont is proud to partner with our employees in our 100% match of all donations.”
More than 150 local non-profit organizations in the northern Nevada communities where Newmont operates, including Battle Mountain, Carlin, Elko, Wells, West Wendover, Wendover and Winnemucca, will benefit from the 2013 NMC Legacy Fund. The Legacy Fund program is an industry-leading example of demonstrating leadership in social responsibility as recognized by the Bureau of Land Management Hard Rock Mineral Community Outreach and Economic Security Award.