BALTIMORE, Md., Nov. 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Cordish Companies and its Live! Casino & Hotel have ranked in the top five on the Top Corporate Philanthropists in the Baltimore Area list, released by the Baltimore Business Journal.
The companies stand jointly at #4 in recognition of total contributions of more than $4.1 million to local charitable and business organizations in the Baltimore region in 2015, an increase of over half a million in contributions from 2014.
"The Cordish Companies have long embraced a culture of giving and community service," said Zed Smith, Chief Operating Officer, The Cordish Companies. "From our executive team to our family of employees across the country, Cordish is committed to making a positive impact in the lives of those living and working in all markets where we do business through financial support and volunteer efforts to help meet the critical needs of the community."
"At Live! Casino, we take philanthropy to heart and consider our community part of the extended Live! family," said Rob Norton, President, Cordish Global Gaming Group. "We are very proud to contribute to our community financially, through volunteerism, and by making our facilities at Live! Casino available to local organizations for fundraising activities and events."
The Cordish Companies and Live! Casino & Hotel contribute regularly to a diverse group local charitable organizations in the Baltimore/DC area, including Johns Hopkins University; Susan G. Komen Maryland; the USO of Baltimore-Washington DC; the Casey Cares Foundation; the Capital Pride Alliance; the Anne Arundel Community College Foundation; the Anne Arundel and Capital Area Food Banks; Horizon Day Camp; the Blue Angels Foundation; the Anne Arundel County SPCA; and the American Red Cross, to name a few. The companies also sponsor numerous international non-profit and business organizations, which benefit regional Asian and Hispanic communities.
In addition, employees of both The Cordish Companies and Live! Casino are actively engaged in philanthropic support and volunteerism on a regular basis, including delivering hundreds of turkeys every year to local food banks to help feed hungry families during the holiday season; the Race for the Cure each October to raise awareness in the fight against breast cancer; toy drives to benefit Toys for Tots; and uniquely, the Live! Table Games Dealers run the games during a huge Casino Night fundraiser hosted by the USO to benefit military families and programs.
The Cordish Family also contributes philanthropically via The Cordish Family Foundation, Inc., a private family foundation with a particular focus on established programs that serve at-risk youth and education.
About The Cordish Companies
The Cordish Companies' origins date back to 1910 and encompass four generations of privately-held, family ownership. During the past ten decades, The Cordish Companies has grown into a global leader in Commercial Real Estate; Coworking Spaces; Entertainment Districts; Gaming; Hotels; International Development; Private Equity; Residential; Restaurants; and Sports-Anchored Developments. One of the largest and most respected developers in the world, The Cordish Companies has been awarded an unprecedented seven Urban Land Institute Awards for Excellence for public-private developments that are of unique significance to the cities in which they are located. Prime examples are The Cordish Companies' prominent role in the redevelopment of Baltimore's world famous Inner Harbor; Philadelphia, PA; Atlantic City, NJ; Charleston, SC; Houston, TX; Louisville, KY; Kansas City, MO and St. Louis, MO. In addition, The Cordish Companies has developed and operates multiple highly acclaimed entertainment destinations throughout the United States which welcome over 50 million visitors per year and are the most visited destinations in their respective regions. Over the generations, The Cordish Companies has remained true to the family's core values of quality, entrepreneurial spirit, long-term personal relationships and integrity. As a testimony to the long-term vision of its family leadership, The Cordish Companies still owns and manages virtually every business it has created. For more information visit www.cordish.com or follow us on Twitter.
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About Live! Casino & Hotel Maryland
Just announced – the new flagship Live! Hotel, coming 1st Quarter 2018; and the new Live! Lofts, now open. Live! Casino & Hotel is one of the largest commercial casinos in the country, located in the Washington DC/Baltimore corridor, just off I-95, Route 100 and the B/W Parkway at Arundel Mills. Open 24/7, Live! Casino features more than 200 live action table games, including a Poker Room; approximately 4,000 of the latest slot machines; and two High Limit rooms. The property offers world-class dining and entertainment, including Bobby's Burger Palace, from celebrated chef Bobby Flay; The Cheesecake Factory®; Phillips® Seafood Express; the Zagat-rated #1 steakhouse The Prime Rib®; the multi-station Live! Buffet; Morty's Delicatessen, a traditional New York-style deli; and Luk Fu, serving authentic Asian cuisine. Two new eateries include 8 at Luk Fu, featuring sushi and sashimi; and En Vivo, with classic varieties of soft tacos and pupusas. A sizzling nightlife, including live entertainment at Rams Head Center Stage and the unique, interactive R Bar, completes the Live! experience. Enjoy secure covered parking with valet service and a free self-park garage with direct elevator access to the casino floor. Live! Hotel will feature 310 luxury guest rooms, along with a lively bar and entertainment scene, a day spa and salon, an event center, and meeting facilities. Live! Lofts boutique hotel is located just minutes from the casino and open while renovations are underway. For reservations, call 443-445-2929. Live! Casino & Hotel is owned and operated by a company that is affiliated with The Cordish Companies. Call 855-5MD-LIVE (855-563-5483); or visit Marylandlivecasino.com or LiveCasino.social. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For employment opportunities, visit www.jobsatmarylandlivecasino.com.
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