Arch Coal Foundation Presents $25K Gift to Mine Academy at Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College
Arch Coal Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Steven F. Leer, on behalf of the Arch Coal Foundation, presented a gift of $25,000 to Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College’s President Joanne Jaeger Tomblin.
In June 2010, the Arch Coal Foundation pledged a total of $100,000 over four years to the Mine Academy at Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College. This is the second of four equal contributions to be made by the Foundation.
“We strongly support education and Southern’s Mine Academy,” said Leer during his public remarks at the Clay Center in Charleston, W.Va. “We’re pleased the Arch Coal Foundation can support this important regional community and technical college, which is located near our Mountain Laurel and Coal-Mac operations.”
The Arch Coal Foundation was formed in December 2005 with an initial endowment from Arch Coal, Inc. These funds are used to support organizations that engage in improving the quality of life in the communities in which Arch Coal operates. The Arch Coal Foundation focuses much of its giving in the area of education, including contributions to schools, as well as through sponsorship of its signature program – the Arch Coal Teacher Achievement Awards – that recognizes top classroom teachers in West Virginia, Wyoming and Utah.
St. Louis-based Arch Coal, Inc. (NYSE:ACI) is one of the world’s largest coal producers, with more than 160 million tons sold in 2010. Through its national network of mines and 4,700-person workforce, Arch provides 15 percent of the annual U.S. coal supply. In West Virginia, Arch subsidiaries operate the Mountain Laurel mining complex near Sharples, and the Coal-Mac mining complex near Holden.