‘Making a Difference’ Category

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The First Five Years Gala – Research shows that children who enter school ready to learn are more likely to read on grade level, graduate, pursue higher education, get a job, get married, and buy a house. Research also shows for every 100 children who start school behind, 88 of those children are still behind 4 years later. On June 22, ...
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 ...
Florida Cast Members Receive Walt Disney Legacy Award – They create magic for guests every day, inspire others by being inclusive and represent the best of Disney’s heritage. They’re the 2013 Disney Legacy Award recipients recently honored by Walt Disney World Resort. The Walt Disney Legacy Award recognizes Cast Members, Crew Members and Imagineers around the world who embody the values behind the award ...
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 ...
Sharing the Magic – As a company with nearly 70,000 Disney Cast Members who live and work in Central Florida, Walt Disney World Resort is committed to investing in its local community. Disney is focused on improving the quality of life in Central Florida, with a special interest in helping children and families. Disney contributes to the local community ...
Disney VoluntEARS Build a KaBOOM! Playground in One Day – 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.
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 build a KaBOOM! Playground in One Day – 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.
Disney VoluntEARS Program Marks 30th Anniversary – 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 contribute their time to make a positive impact ...

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