LAS VEGAS, June 19, 2018 – MGM Resorts International has been named one of the top companies for volunteerism in our nation – The Civic 50 – by Points of Light, the world's largest organization dedicated to volunteer service. The award recognizes MGM Resorts International as one of the 50 most community-minded companies in the United States. The Civic 50 provides a national standard for superior corporate citizenship and showcases how companies can use their time, skills and other resources to improve the communities in which they do business.
The Civic 50 winners were announced today at Service Unites 2018, Points of Light's annual conference on volunteering and service in Atlanta, where leaders from across sectors gathered to discuss social innovation, civic engagement and cross-sector collaboration.
"We are extremely proud to receive this recognition. At MGM Resorts we believe that every individual has the power to make our communities stronger and impact positive social change through volunteerism. This spirit of service is deeply embedded in our Company culture," said Phyllis A. James, MGM Resorts' Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity & Corporate Responsibility Officer. "We achieved the Civic 50 honor because of the passion and service that thousands of our employees invest in the causes they champion– from fighting hunger to mentoring at-risk youth to fostering literacy, and countless more."
"The Civic 50 truly highlights the commitment of community and civic engagement of America's leading brands," said Natalye Paquin, president and CEO, Points of Light. "Points of Light believes that people drive change in addressing society's growing and most profound challenges. The business community plays an important role in creating and delivering innovative solutions that drive social good in the communities where they live and work."
The Civic 50 honorees are public and private companies with U.S. operations and revenues of $1 billion or more and are selected based on four dimensions of their U.S. community engagement program – investment, integration, institutionalization and impact.
The Civic 50 survey was administered by True Impact, a company specializing in helping organizations maximize and measure their social and business value. The survey instrument consists of quantitative and multiple-choice questions that inform The Civic 50 scoring process.
The Civic 50 is the only survey and ranking system that exclusively measures corporate involvement in communities.
MGM Resorts has a long history of supporting the communities in which it operates. Since 2002, MGM Resorts employees have raised more than $75 million and supported thousands of charitable organizations through the non-profit MGM Resorts Foundation. In 2017, MGM Resorts' employees volunteered nearly 115,000 hours with nonprofit organizations and charities in Nevada, Maryland, Michigan, Massachusetts, Mississippi and New Jersey.
To view a complete list of The Civic 50 companies for 2017 and to learn more about the importance of civic engagement in corporate America, please visit civic50.org.
About MGM Resorts International
MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) is an S&P 500® global entertainment company with national and international locations featuring best-in-class hotels and casinos, state-of-the-art meetings and conference spaces, incredible live and theatrical entertainment experiences, and an extensive array of restaurant, nightlife and retail offerings. MGM Resorts creates immersive, iconic experiences through its suite of Las Vegas-inspired brands. The MGM Resorts portfolio encompasses 28 unique hotel offerings including some of the most recognizable resort brands in the industry. Expanding throughout the U.S. and around the world, the Company in 2018 opened MGM COTAI in Macau and the first Bellagio-branded hotel in Shanghai. It also is developing MGM Springfield in Massachusetts. MGM Resorts controls and holds a 73 percent economic interest in the operating partnership of MGM Growth Properties LLC (NYSE: MGP), a premier triple-net lease real estate investment trust engaged in the acquisition, ownership and leasing of large-scale destination entertainment and leisure resorts. The Company also owns 56 percent of MGM China Holdings Limited (SEHK: 2282), which owns MGM MACAU and MGM COTAI, and 50 percent of CityCenter in Las Vegas, which features ARIA Resort & Casino. The 78,000 global employees of MGM Resorts are proud of their company for being recognized as one of FORTUNE® Magazine's World's Most Admired Companies®.
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