MGM Resorts International Earns Gubernatorial Award for Volunteer Initiative,
Named Nevada's 2012 Top Company for Volunteerism
Recognition spotlights employees' donation of 113,000 volunteer hours to
communities in 2012
LAS VEGAS, Jan. 18, 2013
LAS VEGAS, Jan. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Governor Brian Sandoval has awarded
MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) the 11^th Annual Nevada Governor's
Points of Light Award for its employee volunteer initiative.
The recognition comes on the heels of MGM Resorts' announcement that in 2012,
employees donated more than 113,000 volunteer hours to the community, far
surpassing the corporate goal of 100,000 hours set by Jim Murren, Chairman and
CEO of MGM Resorts. A total of 850 charitable organizations benefited from the
employees' community service last year.
The value of time donated by MGM Resorts' employees is estimated at more than
$2.1 million, according to the Independent Sector, an organization that
calculates the value of volunteer work. In Nevada, each hour of volunteer work
is worth $18.82.
"It's true that these are challenging times for our state and nation," said
Gov. Sandoval. "Volunteerism, like charitable giving, has suffered a bit as
families look inward. And yet, in every corner of our state, members of the
Nevada family continue to step up and give up their time. So today, we proudly
recognize some stand-out individuals and organizations who have given of their
time, treasure and talent."
The Governor's Points of Light Awards highlight service by honoring
outstanding volunteers and volunteer programs across the state with finalists
and award recipients in six separate categories. MGM Resorts is the first
company in the gaming industry to receive the prestigious award.
"Thanks to the tireless efforts of our employees, last year's volunteer
challenge was met with great enthusiasm," Murren said. He applauded
employees. "Continue to inspire your coworkers to make a difference and keep
up the great work that you personally put into making our Company, community,
and world a better place."
MGM Resorts' volunteer efforts serve as a bright spot for Nevada's reputation
in the area of volunteerism. According to a Corporation for National and
Community Service national study, Nevada ranks48 out of 51 states and
Washington, D.C. for its citizen volunteer rate. Nevada moved up two rankings
since 2010. MGM Resorts employees hope their collective efforts will continue
to help improve this ranking.
One way they are showing their commitment is by introducing the new Volunteer
Rewards Program. On a bi-monthly basis the company will run a report through
VolunteerMatch to track employees' volunteer hours and celebrate designated
benchmarks. Rewards include certificates, special volunteer bracelets, logoed
cups, trophies, and money donated back to nonprofits of their choice.
For more information about MGM Resorts International's volunteer program, and
its commitment to social responsibility, please visit:
About MGM Resorts International
MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) is one of the world's leading global
hospitality companies, operating destination resort brands including Bellagio,
MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay and The Mirage. The Company also owns 51% of MGM China
Holdings Limited, which owns the MGM Macau resort and casino and is in the
process of developing a gaming resort in Cotai, and 50% of CityCenter in Las
Vegas, which features ARIA resort and casino. For more information about MGM
Resorts International, visit the Company's website at www.mgmresorts.com.
SOURCE MGM Resorts International
Contact: Rey Bouknight, MGM Resorts International, +1-702-234-3714,
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