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Disney Cast Members Earmark $450,000 to Community Charities -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., June 11, 2008 – Walt Disney World Resort celebrated the efforts of hundreds of Cast Members who donated their time, talent and resources in 2007 to help improve the lives of Central Floridians. Receiving the highest honors were Christy Conk as VoluntEAR of the Year and the Disney Theme Park Merchandise …

Disney Ambassador Becomes Role Model for YMCA Black Achievers -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Feb. 27, 2008 — Marjorie Colas, 2006 Walt Disney World Ambassador, works closely with the YMCA Black Achievers Program as a community volunteer. Through the program, African-American professionals act as role models and volunteer leaders for students ranging from grades 8-12. As part of this mentor program, Colas teaches a business …

Enterprising Women Recognized During Annual Ceremony -

Lake Buena Vista, Fla., March 4, 2008– The 2008 Enterprising Women of the Year Awards Celebration kicked off recently at Walt Disney World Grand Floridian Resort and Spa.  This year marks the sixth year for the awards event. Enterprising Women is a magazine devoted to women entrepreneurs, and businesses range from ownership of communication companies …

Disney Costume Designers Win Awards -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., April 15, 2008 — Walt Disney World’s Costuming & Cosmetology Design Team won two awards from the North American Uniform Manufacturers and Distributors organization. The 2008 Image of the Year awards recognized the costume designs for Rix Lounge at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort and the Front Desk at Disney’s Fort Wilderness …

CastFeature-Disney Cast Members Lace Up Their Bowling Shoes for Junior Achievement -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., March 8, 2008 — Nearly 5,500 Walt Disney World Resort Cast Members and Imagineers laced up their bowling shoes and hoped for strikes to help raise money and awareness for Junior Achievement (JA) during the two-day Disney—Helping Kids Shine Bowl-A-Thon, March 8 & 9.  Wearing their signature Disney VoluntEARS shirts, hundreds …

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Marks 10th Anniversary -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., April 22, 2008 – A ceremonial rope drop in front of the Tree of Life kicked off today’s celebration of the 10th anniversary of Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Hundreds of 10-year Cast Members joined young adults from six continents attending Jane Goodall’s Global Youth Summit to lead a processional and herald in …


TALLAHASSEE, Fla., May 15, 2008 – Today, Florida Governor Charlie Crist applauded Walt Disney World Resort for its achievement of 100 percent of its lodging properties earning the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) Green Lodging Program designation, covering all 23 of its resort hotels plus Disney’s Vero Beach Resort. “I applaud Disney’s compelling participation …

Disney Cruise Line Salutes Earth Day by Honoring the Winners of Disney’s Environmentality Challenge -

GRAND CAYMAN, April 22, 2008 – Disney Cruise Line honored the top prize winners of Disney’s Environmentality Challenge (DEC) educational program today in an awards ceremony and day of fun aboard the Disney Magic cruise ship.  Coinciding with the international recognition of Earth Day, the event showcased student contributions to promote conservation and protect the …

Points of Light & Hands On Network Recognize Disney’s VoluntEAR program -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., July 2, 2008 – Points of Light & Hands On Network recently presented Disney Worldwide Outreach with the 2008 Award for Excellence in Workplace Volunteer Programs.  Disney was one of four organizations recognized for raising corporate volunteerism to new heights during the National Conference on Volunteering and Service in Atlanta.   …

Disney Leader Presents Lifework Leadership Orlando Award -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., May 16, 2008 — Lifework Leadership Orlando recently held its annual awards dinner and graduation at Disney’s Contemporary Resort. Al Weiss, President of Worldwide Operations for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, presented the organization’s Legacy Award to Bill Heavener, co-founder of Full Sail University. The Legacy Award is given to the …


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