BALTIMORE, Nov. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Cordish Companies and Maryland Live! Casino have ranked in the top five on the Top Corporate Philanthropists in the Baltimore Area list, released by the Baltimore Business Journal.
Moving up from #8, The Cordish Companies and Maryland Live! now stand at #4 in recognition of total contributions of over $3.5 million to local charitable and business organizations in the Baltimore region in 2014.
"Our commitment to give back to the community is a core value of The Company for the past 100 years," said Zed Smith, Chief Operating Officer of The Cordish Companies. "We are so proud to be in a position where we are able to give to community organizations, at-risk children, local schools, and foundations."
From its executive team to its family of employees, The Cordish Companies embrace their commitment to make a positive difference in the lives of those living and working all across Maryland through financial support and volunteer efforts to help meet the critical needs of the community. They have been honored with numerous philanthropic awards over the years, including the recent Don Riddle Corporate Citizenship Award from the Annapolis & Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce, in recognition of their philanthropic contributions and strong commitment to public service.
The Cordish Companies and Maryland Live! 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 Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County; the Ronald McDonald House; the Walters Art Museum; the Baltimore/Washington Medical Center Foundation; the Casey Cares Foundation; Opportunity Builders; and the Anne Arundel Community College Foundation; to name a few.
Employees also engage in philanthropic support and volunteerism on a regular basis, including Team Member Blood Drives to support the American Red Cross; holiday toy drives to benefit the US Marines Toys for Tots program and support underserved families across the region; delivering hundreds of turkeys every year to local food banks to help feed hungry families during the holiday season; and the Race for the Cure each October to raise awareness in the fight against breast cancer.
In addition, the Cordish family contributes philanthropically via The Cordish Family Foundation, Inc., a private family foundation of the Cordish family of Baltimore, Maryland. It pursues a range of philanthropic giving, 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 Real Estate Development, Gaming & Hospitality, Entertainment Management and International Urban Planning & Development. 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.
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About Maryland Live! Casino
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