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Disney Hosted Chef’s Gala Raises a Record $296,000 for Heart of Florida United Way -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., May 7, 2013 – Twenty-four top chefs from Central Florida’s finest dining establishments, including 12 from the Walt Disney World Resort, participated in the 21st Annual Chef’s Gala at Epcot World Showplace, raising a record $296,000 for Heart of Florida United Way (HFUW). “This year’s Chef’s Gala was yet another outstanding …

Disney Executive Recognized for Dedication to STEM Education -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – The Orlando Regional FIRST recently recognized Greg Hale, Chief Safety Officer and Vice President of Worldwide Standards and Auditing for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, as one of the organization’s Volunteers of the Year. FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) designs programs that motivate K-12 students to …

Outstanding Students Selected as Disney Dreamers & Doers Shining Stars -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., May 16, 2013 – With the school year coming to a close, Walt Disney World Resort recognized 16 Central Florida students who have excelled in their academic achievements and civic efforts, naming them Disney Dreamers & Doers Shining Stars. Entering its 30th year, the Disney Dreamers & Doers program recognizes students who have …

Disney VoluntEARS Build a KaBOOM! Playground in One Day -

CLERMONT, Fla., May 4, 2013 - Children in Clermont have a new place to play and learn thanks to dozens of Walt Disney World Cast Members who joined efforts with other community partners to build a KaBOOM! Playground. The volunteers endured six hours of hard work and light rain as they installed new swings, a rock-climbing wall and …

Disney VoluntEARS Program Marks 30th Anniversary -

 LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., May 1, 2013 – With Mickey Mouse cheering them on, more than 250 Walt Disney World Cast Members gathered today for a pep rally to kick off a month-long celebration of the 30th anniversary of Disney VoluntEARS. The program is a global, company-wide effort that provides opportunities for Cast Members to …

Disney Dreamers and Doers Accepting Student Self-Nominations -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., April 15, 2013 – The Disney Dreamers and Doers Program, now in its 30th year, is once again open for students throughout Central Florida who serve as role models at school, at home and in their community. Approximately 400 students were selected by principals in 2012 to represent their school as a …

Disney Awards $1.5 Million to Support Central Florida Kids -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., March 27, 2013 – Showered in red and gold confetti and sharing the stage with Mickey Mouse, Goofy and Disney Cast Members, representatives from 59 Central Florida organizations and school districts received more than $1.5 million today as part of the Disney Helping Kids Shine grants program. Disney’s signature program is …

Second Harvest Food Bank Dedicates New Distribution Center Supported by Disney -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Mar. 6, 2013 – Disney Cast Members were among a group of community leaders and supporters who joined Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida for the dedication of its new 100,000-square-foot distribution center. The new $15 million facility will provide hunger relief for thousands of Central Floridians in need. The Walt …

Disney Bowl-A-Thon Supports Junior Achievement in Central Florida -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Mar. 4, 2013 – Over the weekend more than 5,000 VoluntEARS from Walt Disney teamed up to raise funds to support the mission of Junior Achievement in Central Florida. Junior Achievement is a nonprofit organization that goes into schools to provide age-appropriate economic education for children in grades K-12. Preparing young …

Paws in the Park a ‘paw-some’ Success -

On Feb. 9, Disney VoluntEARS hosted the Disney Kids and Families Zone at the 19th annual “Mardi Paws”-themed Paws in the Park event at Lake Eola in Downtown Orlando. Partnering with the SPCA of Greater Orlando and Disney’s Animal Programs, Disney VoluntEARS assisted Guests at three interactive stations and in meeting our very own Pluto. The Disney Kids …

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