News

July 03

The National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum has announced the class of 2018 National Mining Hall of Fame inductees. Inductees elected for being mavericks, thought leaders, researchers, educators, mentors, wealth builders, and philanthropists.

The Prazen Living Legend of Mining Award will be presented to the Freeport-McMoRan Foundation for its significant and sustained commitment to educating the public about the importance of mining to our everyday lives.

June 27

The Copper Club Inc. has honored Red Conger with its 2018 Ankh Award, also known as the Copper Man of the Year, for four-plus decades of leadership and service to the copper industry.

Recipients of the Ankh Award, which is named for the ankh, a graphic symbol for the red metal dating back to ancient Egypt, are chosen for their outstanding individual achievements in and contributions to the copper industry.

June 26

The Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration Inc. (SME) and the SME Foundation announced the recipients of the 2018 Ph.D. Fellowship and the Academic Career Development grants.

The grant program helps rebuild the mining school faculty pipeline, which will provide the graduates that will become the leaders of the global mining and minerals industry.

June 21

Freeport-McMoRan supported World War II Museum Now Enrolling Students for Leadership Academy

The Student Leadership Academy immerses high school and college students in a study of World War II so they can relate the lessons of the war to their own lives and the world around them.

June 20

Tracy Bame, President of the Freeport-McMoRan Foundation, recently sat down with Mary Rabago to share our DreamBuilder program with an international audience. DreamBuilder empowers women through free, online entrepreneurial training.

Mary Rabago is a correspondent for national shows such as Noticiero Univision and Primer Impacto. She hosts her own show, Con Mary Rabago, from her production studio in Phoenix, Arizona.

June 15

More than 600 employees give back during Freeport-McMoRan's Global Volunteer Month.

More than 600 employees, their families and friends from 21 sites volunteered nearly 6,000 hours to 36 service projects during April. The time donated was worth an estimated $146,000 to local communities.

May 31

Gila Valley's first Shark Tank will take place Nov. 1 thanks to funding from the Freeport-McMoRan Foundation.

Those looking to start or expand a business could find themselves with invaluable support and even some extra cash . . . if they can get past the sharks.

May 24

Learning Experiential Activities Program (LEAP) kicks off summer fun in Bisbee.

LEAP offers summer sessions that provide a number of hands-on activities for children ages 6 to 14. Freeport-McMoran's grant funds LEAP's STEAM - science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics-based - activities.

May 22

Nine women graduate from the 2018 Greenlee County DreamBuilder cohort facilitated by the Small Business Development Center at Eastern Arizona College.

Since its inception, the program facilitated by the EAC SBDC has graduated a total of 41 students, some of whom have gone on to open businesses in Graham and Greenlee counties.

April 05

Freeport-McMoRan had something for everybody at the recent 5th Annual Mining Day the Arizona State Capitol.

Sponsored by the Arizona Mining Association and Arizona Rock Products Association, the goal of the event is to highlight mining's positive impact on the state in terms of employment opportunities, economic impacts and improved quality of life that the varied uses of minerals provide.