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Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund grants 2012 – Since its beginnings in 1995 DWCF has donated nearly $4 million benefiting 257 programs from 59 organizations in Florida. This year, six projects supporting the conservation of Florida wildlife were selected. Since its beginnings in 1995 DWCF has donated nearly $4 million benefiting 257 programs from 59 organizations in Florida. This year, six projects supporting ...
Gala Osceola Celebrates Local Leaders for Sharing Magic – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Sept. 11, 2012 – A magical evening took place at Disney’s Yacht and Beach Resort recently as the Hispanic Business Council of Osceola County held its annual Gala Osceola event. The elegant black tie affair recognized individuals and companies who have excelled in making the local community a better place. Receiving ...
Manatee Day at Epcot Helps Educate Guests – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Sept. 6, 2012 – In ancient days, sailors may have mistaken manatees for mermaids, but many Epcot guests won’t be making that same mistake after visiting The Seas with Nemo and Friends during International Manatee Day on Sept. 7. The one day event is designed to help dispel myths about these ...
MEAC/SWAC Challenge Kicks Off College Football Season – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Sept. 5, 2012 – Nearly 20,000 football fans touched down in Central Florida during Labor Day weekend for the 8th annual MEAC/SWAC Challenge presented by Disney. Televised live on ESPN, the gridiron battle at the Florida Citrus Bowl saw the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats (MEAC) score a 38-28 victory over the Alabama State Hornets ...
2012 MEAC/SWAC Challenge Events and Game Day – Legends Reception honoring accomplished alums from Historically Black Colleges and Universities. This year, Central Florida community leaders Jack “Cy” McClairen and Rev. Canon Nelson W. Pinder were among those honored at the reception. Legends Reception honoring accomplished alums from Historically Black Colleges and Universities. This year, Central Florida community leaders Jack “Cy” McClairen and Rev. ...
MEAC/SWAC Challenge Presented by Disney ESPN 101 Career Panel – More than 750 local high school juniors and seniors recently got a glimpse at what could be their futures as prominent sports personalities and executives shared insights and real-world advice on how to land careers that tap into their potential. More than 750 local high school juniors and seniors recently got a glimpse at what ...
Local Teens Score Advice at ESPN 101 Career Panel – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Aug. 30, 2012 – More than 750 local high school juniors and seniors recently got a glimpse at what could be their futures as prominent sports personalities and executives shared insights and real-world advice on how to land careers that tap into their potential. Edgewater High School set the stage for ...
United Way Campaign Gets Help from Cast Members – The Heart of Florida United Way (HFUW) fundraising campaign does not start until October 1, but for two Disney Cast Members the work already began. Heather Switzer and Sean McNally were chosen this year as “loaned executives” to assist HFUW with its annual community-wide fundraising initiative. The Heart of Florida United Way (HFUW) fundraising campaign ...
United Way Campaign Gets Help from Cast Members – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – As the largest corporate contributor to Heart of Florida United Way (HFUW), Walt Disney World Resort often gets attention for its generous charitable giving–our Cast Members donate nearly $3 million annually to the organization and we serve as the host and sponsor of the annual Chef’s Gala event. What is ...
Students Gain Leadership Skills from Service Academy Grads – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – The US Air Force Academy Way of Life Alumni Group hosted the Service Academy Graduates Super Reunion II at Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club Resort August 8-11, 2012. The Super Reunion II conference honored service academy graduates who broke race and color barriers in their professional career and community. The ...

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