Phillips Energy recently reached a milestone in charitable giving.
The company surpassed the $100,000 mark in total giving over the six years it has supported its signature charity, the Alzheimer’s Association.
The year 2021 marks the 75th year in business for the company, which provides the region with propane, heating oil and other fuels. More than $25,000 of the $100,000 was raised this year.
Alzheimer’s disease affects an estimated 50 million people worldwide and hits close to home for the company’s executive vice president Elizabeth McCormick, and her brother, president John Phillips. Their grandfather and company founder, L. Frank Phillips Sr., died from the disease as did their father, L. Frank Phillips Jr., and Crystal Allmond Phillips, their grandmother, a release said.
“It’s a cause very dear to our hearts and it’s becoming more and more of an epidemic,” McCormick said. “We need to find a cure. They’re trying but we’re not there yet and it takes funds to do it.”
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