‘Making a Difference’ Category

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Disney VoluntEARS of the Year Recognized by Peers – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., June 26, 2012 – As part of the ongoing commitment to volunteerism, Walt Disney World Resort recently recognized its top VoluntEARS with coveted awards and charitable contributions. Cast Members and Mickey Mouse made surprise visits to present Disney’s Animal Kingdom Community Involvement Committee with the VoluntEAR Team of the Year trophy, ...
President Obama and Mitt Romney Address NALEO Conference at Disney – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., June 20, 2012 – Serving as the site for the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) 29th Annual Conference, Disney’s Contemporary Resort and Convention Center was recently a hub of political activity as President Barack Obama, presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, U.S. Senator Marco Rubio and other special dignitaries addressed attendees. “We ...
Urban League Youth Summit Inspires Students to Become Leaders – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., May 14, 2012 – The Walt Disney Company hosted the 11th annual Central Florida Urban League Youth Leadership Summit this past Saturday at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort.  The conference focused on engaging and empowering 170 students to become positive leaders in their school and communities while focusing on topics relevant to ...
Big Help for Hunger Relief Gets Underway – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., May 30, 2012 — Disney executives were among a group of community leaders who helped Second Harvest Food Bank break ground on a new $15 million facility that will provide hunger relief for thousands of Central Floridians in need. On May 30, the construction of the 100,000-square-foot distribution center got under ...
Disney VoluntEARS Plant Herbs at Transitional Home – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., May 30, 2012 – A group of families now can spice up their meals with rosemary, oregano and basil thanks to the work of VoluntEARS from Disney’s Boardwalk Inn who planted and delivered the herbs to the transitional housing facility where they live in Kissimmee. This community effort was initiated by ...
Eighth Annual MEAC/SWAC Challenge Presented by Disney Set for Sept. 2 – Tickets for Bethune-Cookman vs. Alabama State Game Now on Sale LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., May 30, 2012- The eighth installment of the MEAC/SWAC Challenge presented by Disney – featuring Bethune-Cookman of the MEAC against Alabama State of the SWAC – will be Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012, at Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium in Orlando, Fla. The ...
Heroes Work Here Career Expo Video – Heroes Work Here Expo at Walt Disney World Resort on May 24. The new program continues Disney’s long history of respect and appreciation for the U.S. Armed Forces by expanding the company’s commitment to recognize and honor the sacrifice and service of these men and women.
More Than 300 Veterans Participate in Disney Career Expo as Part of Heroes Work Here – Meg Crofton, President, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Operations, U.S. and France, welcomes veterans to the Heroes Work Here Expo at Walt Disney World Resort on May 24. The new program continues Disney’s long history of respect and appreciation for the U.S. Armed Forces by expanding the company’s commitment to recognize and honor the sacrifice ...
More Than 300 Veterans Participate in Disney Career Expo as Part of Heroes Work Here – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., May 24, 2012 – Hundreds of military heroes returning to civilian life learned valuable interviewing tips and resume writing techniques from Cast Members at Walt Disney World Resort. Today’s career expo attracted more than 300 new veterans to Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort and was part of the Heroes Work Here initiative. ...
Chef’s Gala Celebrates 20 Years of Support for Heart of Florida United Way – The 20th Annual Chef’s Gala featured 24 top chefs from the finest local restaurants who served up some of their best creations to more than 1,000 people in attendance. Some of the establishments represented included Artist Point (Disney’s Wilderness Lodge); California Grill (Disney’s Contemporary Resort); Cítricos (Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa) and Jiko—The Cooking ...

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