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  • Annika Sorenstam Tees Up Students for Success at Future Leaders Forum

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Oct. 20, 2011 – Fifty high-school students from The First Tee are getting their head in the game today at the fifth annual Future Leaders Forum sponsored by The Toro Company and Walt Disney World Resort. The three-day event is designed to help students broaden leadership skills, prepare for college, and […]

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  • ESPN Wide World of Sports Named ‘Business of the Year’ at SPORTYS

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (Oct. 14, 2011) — The Central Florida Sports Commission recognized ESPN Wide World of Sports at Walt Disney World Resort as “Business of the Year” last month at the inaugural Central Florida SPORTYS Awards. The event honored deserving local athletes, coaches, employees and businesses, ranging from amateur to professional, throughout Lake, Orange, […]

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  • Birds Receive Emergency Funding from Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund

    Thanks to the support of guests and Disney’s Friends for Change, the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund is able to aid the efforts of the World Parrot Trust, Foundation for Antarctic Research, and International Bird Rescue to care for birds in need.  World Parrot Trust (WPT) Bonaire, Caribbean Islands In July, WPT received 112 yellow-shouldered Amazon […]

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  • Chimpanzees Receive Emergency Support from the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund

    The Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund is responding immediately to needs of the Jane Goodall Institute and the Pan African Sanctuary Alliance to protect endangered chimpanzees in Africa. The Jane Goodall Institute was awarded $5,000 for veterinary supplies to vaccinate chimpanzees and staff against a dangerous measles outbreak at the Tchimpounga Sanctuary in the Democratic Republic […]

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  • Walt Disney World Recognized for Continuing Support of Education

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Sept. 27, 2011 — The Orange County School Board recognized the efforts of Walt Disney World Resort and its Cast Members recently for their commitment to supporting Orange County Public Schools. Within the last year: • Walt Disney World Cast Members donated 2.1 million school supplies for the annual back-to-school drive, […]

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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 […]

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  • 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” […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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, […]

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  • Corporate Citizenship 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, […]

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