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April 23, 2015

Infographic: Disney Helps Connect Kids and Families to Nature

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company

For two decades, the Disney Conservation Fund has been a key pillar in the Company’s efforts to conserve nature. The fund is committed to protecting the planet and helping kids develop lifelong conservation values. One of the ways Disney brings this to life is by helping families enjoy nature together.

In celebration of Earth Month, the fund released a new infographic that highlights the benefits of spending time outdoors.

Topics: Citizenship
April 14, 2015

The Walt Disney Company Collaborates with National Recreation and Park Association to Revitalize Local Parks Across America

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company

 

Parks are places where families can gather, explore the great outdoors, spend quality time together and create memories that’ll last a lifetime.

Topics: Citizenship
Tags: Earth Day
April 7, 2015

Disney Named 'Corporate Partner of the Year' by Hispanic Scholarship Fund

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company

In November, Disney announced a $1 million donation to the Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) to establish The Walt Disney Company-HSF Scholarship Program. To recognize this commitment and the Company’s support of outstanding Latino students, HSF named Disney “Corporate Partner of the Year” at its Leaders in Education Awards luncheon today in Los Angeles, California.

April 1, 2015

Earth Month Arrives at Disney

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company

Earth Month has become more than just a celebration at Disney. It’s an annual tradition that brings us together to discuss how we can positively impact the planet we call “home.”

March 26, 2015

Disney and Boys & Girls Clubs Los Angeles County Alliance Celebrate 2015 Youth of the Year Finalists

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company

For more than fifty years, Disney and Boys & Girls Clubs of America have teamed up to help kids create the great futures they imagine.

Last night’s Boys & Girls Clubs Los Angeles County Alliance’s Youth of the Year ceremony at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, California, celebrated that mission and the extraordinary achievements of Club youth.

Topics: Citizenship
March 6, 2015

Disney Donates $1 Million to UNCF to Invest in Emerging Leaders

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company
The motto of UNCF (United Negro College Fund) is, “A mind is a terrible thing to waste, but a wonderful thing to invest in.” And to help invest in young leaders’ academic and professional aspirations, Disney just announced “The Walt Disney Company UNCF Corporate Scholars Program”—a $1 million commitment to UNCF that will provide scholarships to outstanding African American students. “Higher education is the key to a successful future, especially in an increasingly knowledge-driven economy,” Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger said during the announcement. “Our program with UNCF will provide tools and resources to make college more accessible for promising students in historically underserved communities, so they are prepared and empowered to achieve their career dreams.”

The program also includes the creation of a Career Navigator web-based platform that will provide both career information and tools to a broad network of African American students, as well as targeted support services to scholarship recipients.

February 19, 2015

Disney and Marvel Join Forces with Child Life Council to Produce New Custom Comic Book for Hospital Care Packages

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company
The Avengers are not only saving the day in their comic book stories, they are also bringing comfort and joy to hundreds of children in hospitals across the United States. In honor of Compassion Month, Disney and Marvel teamed up with Child Life Council (CLC) to develop a limited-edition comic book for young patients in an effort to provide entertainment and normalcy during their hospital stay. The story—developed by fan-favorite writer Jim Zub and penciler Wellinton Alves, among others—features Avengers Iron Man, Thor, Black Widow, Captain America and Falcon as they assemble to battle alien invader Fin Fang Foom. These mighty Super Heroes show readers that anything is possible with teamwork.
February 12, 2015

Disney Employee Brightens Children's Lives Through Make-A-Wish

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company
We’ve covered Disney’s long-standing relationship with Make-A-Wish® on Disney Post, but you may be wondering how Disney and Make-A-Wish work together—and have for nearly 35 years—to make wishes come to life for children with life-threatening medical conditions, nearly 100,000 times since 1980. A part of the answer is through dedicated Disney VoluntEARS like Russell Dott from The Walt Disney Studios. Since December 2013, Russell has played a significant role in bringing smiles and cheer to families around the country—both as an employee of Disney and as a wish granter with Make-A-Wish.

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