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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 27, 2015

Disney News This Week: Bob Chapek Named Chairman, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, AVATAR Concept Art Revealed, New DuckTales Announced

By Beth Deitchman, The Walt Disney Company

On Monday, Bob Chapek was named Chairman, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. A 22-year veteran of The Walt Disney Company, Mr. Chapek has served since 2011 as President of Disney Consumer Products, driving a technology-led transformation of the Company’s consumer products, retail and publishing operations. He assumes his new role effective immediately, succeeding Thomas O. Staggs, now Chief Operating Officer, The Walt Disney Company. “I am grateful for the many opportunities I have had during my years at Disney, and am thrilled to join the incredible Disney Parks organization,” Mr.

February 26, 2015

Bringing the World of AVATAR to Life at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

By Rachel Green, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts

Today, we shared some exciting news about the progress of the AVATAR-inspired land coming to Disney’s Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort. Here is Imagineer and Chief Creative Executive Bruce Vaughn with a sneak peek at some of the iconic elements inside the world of Pandora:

February 25, 2015

Disney Cruise Line Honored with 12 First-Place Cruisers’ Choice Awards

By Rachel Green, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts

We already know guests who sail on Disney Cruise Line love their experience, and we’re proud to continue to be recognized by industry leaders and guests alike. On Monday, Cruise Critic announced that Disney Cruise Line has been acknowledged once again in the Cruisers’ Choice Awards. All four ships were awarded with top honors—12 first-place awards in all.

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