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Walt Disney Imagineer Earns Junior Achievement Top Volunteer Award – ORLANDO, FLA., September 26, 2011 – Junior Achievement of Central Florida chose Jack Blitch, vice president and general manager of Walt Disney Imagineering-Florida, from 171,000 U.S. volunteers as winner of the organization’s highest award for volunteerism, the Gold Leadership Award. “The local business community has been extremely supportive of JA’s goal of inspiring local students ...
Super Greeters Contribute to Bottom-Line Success at Walt Disney World Resort – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Sept. 21, 2011 – Guests from Brazil visited Walt Disney World Resort in record-breaking numbers this year, topping last year’s all-time high. A big part of the success with international tour groups from Latin America - and Brazil in particular – has been the 54 Cast Members who serve as “Super Greeters” ...
Disney Cast Members Raise Funds, Heart Rate for Great Cause – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Sept. 21, 2011 – More than 1,100 Cast Members from Walt Disney World Resort awoke before sunrise on a recent Saturday for the Orlando Start! Heart Walk. They laced up their walking shoes to show support for the American Heart Association and help raise nearly $49,000 for research and education to help ...
Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund Distributes $2 Million In 2011 – National Audubon Society, The Nature Conservancy, the Jane Goodall Institute and World Wildlife Fund are among the more than 70 nonprofit organizations to benefit from the largest annual grants distribution to date Burbank, Calif., September 21, 2011 – The Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund (DWCF) awarded $2 million to conservation projects around the globe in 2011, ...
Community Relations Focus – The Walt Disney World Resort’s corporate citizenship mission is to strengthen the Central Florida community, with a focus on children, through our special brand of magic. We cultivate strong relationships with community leaders and nonprofit organizations to better understand their needs We seek to influence outcomes and make the greatest impact through contributions of money, ...
Newborn Elephant Takes Center Stage at Disney’s Animal Kingdom – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Aug. 25, 2011 – The elephant herd at Disney’s Animal Kingdom got just a little larger with the birth of a baby calf. Weighing 311 pounds, the male African elephant was welcomed into the group by his mother Vasha, 10 herd members and a team of animal care professionals assisting with ...
Cast Members Perform Benefit Concerts for Performing Arts Center – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., August 25, 2011 – Hoping to hit a high note for charity’s sake, the Encore! Cast Choir and Orchestra – a volunteer ensemble of nearly 300 talented Walt Disney World Resort cast members – performed a series of six concerts in July and August benefiting the Dr. Phillips Center for the ...
La Nouba Celebrates 6,000 Bravos at Downtown Disney – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., August 19, 2011 –  This week, Cirque du Soleil celebrated the 6,000th performance of La Nouba at Downtown Disney at Walt Disney World Resort. La Nouba features high wire and flying trapeze, acro-gymnastic performances and other displays of coordination and strength, set to live music and brilliant choreography. With an international ...
Disney Helps Local Students Start School with Essentials – Cast Members Give More Than 2.1 Million School Supplies LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., (Aug. 18, 2011) – Giving local students the tools they need to start the school year with confidence, Walt Disney World Cast Members collected a record 2.1 million school supplies during their annual back-to-school supply drive. The donations, ranging from pencils to ...
Disney VoluntEARS Help Coalition for the Homeless Keep Cool in Summer – LAKE BUENA VISTA., Fla. Aug. 17, 2011 – When more than 80 air conditioning units at the Coalition for the Homeless recently needed service this summer, Disney VoluntEARS were quick to lend a helping hand to ensure the Coalition kept cool for those who work and stay there.   Coalition for the Homeless is more than ...

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