Raised $36,617 of $56,250 Goal

About American Summit

The American Summit climbers are a group of young professionals at Southwestern Energy Company whose mission is to transform lives by raising awareness and funds for the clean water efforts of Child Legacy International in Malawi, Africa.

We have a formula here at Southwestern Energy Company (SWN) that guides our business conduct: the right people doing the rRight things, wisely investing the cash flow from our underlying assets, will create value+.

But this formula is also very personal to us. We believe that we are the right people doing the right things wisely investing our assets (our time and talents) to create value+ in our company, in our communities, and in our world. The Clean Water Climb is an exciting opportunity to work within our formula to positively impact our global community.

Additionally, SWN’s community initiative Social Energy will allow us to make an even bigger impact. Social Energy is a new movement in energy that goes well beyond the drill bit and into the communities where we live and work. It’s the energy of our people and of giving back; it’s part of our culture at SWN and our passion to add value wherever we can. Since 2011, SWN has put nearly $6 million back into its communities through charitable giving. That is because of our energy that we put into making a difference in the world. That’s your energy, giving back.


16 American Summiters (and 1 familiar Kilimanjaro climber!) at Southwestern Energy Headquarters in Spring, TX
Top Row (L-R): Caleb Weaver, Sean Murphy, Heath Luke, Tim O’Brien, Travis Hill, Mike Navolio, Chase Stanton
Bottom Row (L-R): Courtney Crosby, Melissa Gargani, Jessica Rose, Bernadette Creasey, Kelsey Shaeffer, Sydney Hansen, Jane Swanson, Angela Jacobs, Sandra Mork, Whitney Mathias
Not pictured: Conrad Gargani, Sarah Hicks, Eric Humphrey, David Adamson, Dean Johnson, Martin Adamson, Marvin Adamson, Spencer Johnson

How You Can Make a Difference Today

Although many of us would love to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro with Mike’s team, it is not feasible at this time due to time constraints and other various reasons. That is why we are so excited for this opportunity to work alongside the Mt. Kilimanjaro team and Child Legacy International to summit Pikes Peak in Colorado the exact same day as the Kilimanjaro summit!

By partnering with the Clean Water Climb Team and Child Legacy, you can help bring water to hundreds of thousands of Malawians! In addition, if you are a SWN employee, please consider taking advantage of SWN’s Matching Gift program, which will match all donations of $100 or more, dollar for dollar, up to $15,000 per year, making the impact of employee donations go twice as far! Your SWN Match will go to Child Legacy’s Vocational Training program, which provides the onsite training necessary for Malawian physicians and surgeons in country. A Malawian physician trained in country will be more likely to stay and improve the appalling physician to patient ratio: 1 physician to 100,000 patients. If you are not a SWN employee, we encourage you to check with your employer to determine if your company has a charity matching initiative. We would be glad to forward any information they may need. With your help, we can change the future of the Malawian children and families. With your help, we can change a nation.

Want to learn more about Child Legacy International and keep up with the Clean Water Climb American Summit Team? Visit our website, Facebook page, or email us.

How can you help?

We invite you to partner with us both financially and prayerfully. Please consider investing in saving lives from one of the world’s leading causes of death, waterborne disease, through your tax deductible contribution to Child Legacy International. Your investment is greatly appreciated and will help us reach our goal and provide clean water for more than 100,000 people for 5 to 10 years! Thank you in advance for your support! To The Summit!

If you are a SWN employee and choose to donate, please submit your donation for SWN Matching by clicking here.

Angela Jacobs

Chris Pacher

David Boyea

John & Robin Laskowski

Kaila Fagerstrom

Marvin Adamson

Mason Handfelt

Sean Murphy

Tim O’Brien

Travis Hill

Whitney Mathias

Will Crandall