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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • Disney Cast Members Among HENAAC’s 23rd Annual Top STEM Professional Award Winners and Annual Luminaries

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., August 25 – Great Minds in STEM™(GMiS) announced two Disney Cast Members among the 23rd Annual HENAAC Award Winners in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematic. Ivan R. Diaz, director of Parks Development & Integration, received this year’s Chairman’s Award. GMiS named Manuel (Manny) Dumas, manager of Engineering Services at Downtown Disney, […]

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  • Longtime Detroit Lion Robert Porcher III, Writer-Educator Nikki Giovanni among Those to be honored at Annual MEAC/SWAC Challenge Legends Reception

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., August 23, 2011 – Three former NFL Pro Bowl players lead a group of five honorees who will be recognized at the MEAC/SWAC Challenge Legends Reception at Disney’s Contemporary Hotel, near Orlando, Fla., on Saturday, Sept. 3, at 5 p.m. ET. The evening will honor long-time Detroit Lion Robert Porcher III […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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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  • Disney-Sponsored Book Club Helps Young Readers Thrive

    ORLANDO, Fla., (August 16, 2011)— More than 300 local students are discovering ways to make reading more fun by taking part in Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer’s Book Club. The club is helping increase leisure reading among 5th through 8th grade students both online and through weekly programs at the Walt Disney World Clubhouse branch of Boys […]

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  • Disney’s Wish-Granting Program

    The Walt Disney Company has a long legacy of supporting children in need, dating back to the opening of Disneyland Park in 1955. Through our Disney Wish program, we work with nonprofit wish-granting organizations that make wishes come true for children with life-threatening medical conditions. Every year, we proudly fulfill more than 8,000 wishes, providing kids and their […]

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  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom Celebrates White Rhino Birth in Uganda

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., July 20, 2011 – Nande, a 12-year-old female white rhino born at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, gave birth June 4 to a healthy female calf at the Ziwa Sanctuary in Uganda. The baby, named Malaika (“angel” in Swahili), is the first female white rhino born in Uganda in more than 30 years.   […]

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  • The National Women Business Owners Corporation Honors WDW Resort’s Supplier Diversity Excellence

    Lake Forrest, Fla., July 5, 2011 – The National Women Business Owners Corporation (NWBOC) honors July, 2011 Supplier Diversity Managers of the Month, Matt Thursman and Mary Lynn Netzel of The Walt Disney World® Resort in Orlando, FL. The NWBOC honors individuals in the supplier diversity field who go above and beyond to see that […]

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