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Baby Zebra Adds its Stripes to Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge Savanna – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Nov. 1, 2013 – Sporting black and white stripes, there’s a new addition to the savanna at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge. In October, the team welcomed a rare, baby Hartmann’s Mountain zebra. The filly and her mother are bonding well and doing fine after the yearlong gestation.  Disney’s animal care team, ...
Disney Recognized for Energy Conservation – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Oct. 30, 2013 - Imagine saving enough electricity to power Space Mountain for 35 years. That’s what Walt Disney World Resort did in 2013, earning Sustainable Florida’s 2013 large business best practice award. Sustainable Florida is a nonprofit organization committed to conserving Florida’s vast natural and economic resources. The award is given each ...
Disney Sponsors Hispanic Heritage Scholarship Fund Awards – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Oct. 26, 2013 – Making a difference for high-achieving college students, the Hispanic Heritage Scholarship Fund recently awarded scholarships to 14 local college students during an awards ceremony at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort. More than 300 community leaders and supporters celebrated the students who were selected by a volunteer committee for ...
Golden Dragon Awards at Disney’s Contemporary Resort Celebrates Diversity – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Oct. 19, 2013 – Courage, diversity and service were the themes during the fourth annual Golden Dragon Awards event at Disney’s Contemporary Resort. Organized by the Asian American Chamber of Central Florida, the awards recognize the region’s champions of diversity and service. The Golden Dragon Award is the chamber’s highest honor and recognizes ...
Disney Sponsors HBIF Success Stories Luncheon in Tampa – TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 1, 2013 – The Hispanic Business Initiative Fund (HBIF) recently hosted their annual Success Stories Luncheon in Tampa. The signature fundraising event brought more than 300 government, business and community leaders together to celebrate the achievements of a select group of Hispanic-owned small businesses.   Sponsored in part by Walt Disney Parks and ...
Disney Hosts Annual Central Florida Urban League Cornerstone Awards and Gala – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., October 5, 2013 – More than 400 community and business leaders gathered at Disney’s Contemporary Resort for the annual Central Florida Urban League Cornerstone Awards and Gala. The event recognizes business leaders and companies for contributions that align with the Central Florida Urban League’s four areas of empowerment: youth development, economic ...
Disney sponsors KidZone at Come Out With Pride festival – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Oct. 7, 2013 - Several Walt Disney World Resort Cast Members attended the annual Come Out with Pride Orlando event at Lake Eola Park in downtown Orlando. Disney sponsored the KidZone during the festival as part of the company’s ongoing commitment to diversity and inclusion. Come Out with Pride is organized by the ...
Disney VoluntEARS Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in Local Classrooms – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Oct. 1, 2013 – Kids around Central Florida are learning more about Hispanic culture thanks to some Disney VoluntEARs and a new bilingual book to celebrate Hispanic Heritage month. Written in English with some Spanish words, Rubia and the Three Osos combines humor and music to retell the story of Goldilocks and the Three ...
Disney Celebrates Hispanic Business Success with HBIF – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Sept. 17, 2013 - More than 400 business, government and community leaders celebrated the spirit of entrepreneurship at the annual Hispanic Business Initiative Fund (HBIF) Success Stories Luncheon in downtown Orlando. Sponsored in part by Walt Disney World Resort, the luncheon also focused on the year-round contributions HBIF makes to the community and honored ...
Disney Welcomes 8th Hispana Leadership Summit – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Sept. 13, 2013 — More than 200 Latina professionals from around the U.S. are attending the 8th annual Hispana Leadership Summit at Walt Disney World Resort. The three-day summit provides development and networking opportunities to inspire women as they pursue professional and personal goals. Disney is a co-sponsor of the event, which aligns with the ...

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