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August 11, 2014

Statement From The Walt Disney Company on the Passing of Disney Legend Robin Williams

By Disney Post Staff, The Walt Disney Company
The following statement is from Robert A. Iger, chairman and chief executive officer, The Walt Disney Company: We’re deeply saddened by the loss of Robin Williams, a wonderfully gifted man who touched our hearts and never failed to make us laugh. An incredible actor and a comedic genius, Robin will always be remembered for bringing some of the world’s favorite characters to life, from his zany alien on ABC's Mork & Mindy to the irascible genie in Disney's Aladdin. He was a true Disney Legend, a beloved member of our family, and he will be sorely missed. We join Robin’s friends and fans everywhere in mourning, and offer our thoughts and condolences to his family during this difficult time.
August 11, 2014

'Star Wars': Force for Change Raises $4.26 Million for UNICEF

By Janelle Tipton, The Walt Disney Studios
With an exciting initiative that offered a chance to win unique rewards and prizes, including a once-in-a-lifetime grand prize, "Star Wars": Force for Change raised $4.26 million for the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). Contributions were received from citizens of 125 countries and enough money was raised to support the equivalent of seven to eight new UNICEF Innovation Labs. The grand-prize winner was D.C. Barns of Denver, Colorado, who will enjoy a trip to London for himself and a guest, a behind-the-scenes visit to the Star Wars set and will be fitted with a costume and filmed for a scene in "Star Wars": Episode VII.
August 7, 2014

'Diversity MBA Magazine' Names Two Disney Executives in its "2014 Top 100 Under 50 Diverse Executive & Emerging Leaders" List

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company
The Walt Disney Company is proud to announce that Leslie Ferraro, executive vice president, Global Marketing, Sales and Travel Operations, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, and Renu Thomas, senior vice president, Technology and Operations, Disney/ABC Networks Group, were recognized in Diversity MBA Magazine’s “2014 Top 100 Under 50 Executives and Emerging Leaders.” This highly competitive annual list honors individuals’ achievements in the workplace and their respective communities. The leaders were chosen by a selection committee based upon their positions, tenures, contributions to the community in which they live and work and advanced degrees.
August 6, 2014

Play Together Tour Helps Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Deliver on Citizenship Efforts

By Christi Erwin Donnan, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts
Bringing families together is at the heart of everything we do. Our goal is to nurture, inspire and empower kids and families, and that shapes our approach to corporate citizenship. Walt Disney Parks and Resorts has teamed up with KaBOOM! once again, this time to sponsor their Play Together Tour, which will travel to six cities across America this summer to give families the chance to connect through the power of play. The tour will feature a free, fun-filled family play experience—designed by our very own Imagineers—that encourages meaningful connections between children and the influential adults in their lives. It is just one of the many ways Disney Parks is giving back in an effort to strengthen families and communities