MGM Resorts International Earns NASS Medallion Award for Philanthropy and Community Engagement
Recognition highlights the nearly $50 million raised by The MGM Resorts Foundation since inception and the 113,000 employee volunteer hours donated in 2012
Las Vegas, May 22, 2012 – The Advisory Committee on Participatory Democracy (ACPD) has selected MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) to receive the National Association of Secretaries of State's (NASS) Medallion Award, an annual award created to recognize individuals, groups and organizations with an established record of service to the community. As one of the recipients for this year's award, MGM Resorts is being recognized for its charitable contributions to community organizations through philanthropy and volunteerism.
"The individuals and organizations chosen for this award exhibit a dedication to supporting the community which is worthy of our applause," said Nevada Secretary of State Ross Miller, who serves as NASS president and is a member of the ACPD. "We thank MGM Resorts for its unwavering leadership in philanthropy and volunteerism, which has helped to improve the quality of life for so many in our state."
The NASS Medallion Award is presented by individual Secretaries of State in their respective jurisdictions to recognize community service efforts consistent with the NASS mission. Secretary Miller will honor MGM Resorts, the first gaming company in Nevada to receive the award, during a ceremony at the Nevada Legislature on Democracy Day, tomorrow, May 23rd.
"As Nevada's largest private employer, we consider it a business imperative to leadâ€”not only in entertainment and hospitality—but also in community engagement," said Jim Murren, Chairman and CEO of MGM Resorts International. "We truly count it an honor to receive the NASS Medallion Award and applaud the other recipients for their extraordinary contributions to this great state."
MGM Resorts has shown a powerful commitment to the fundamental principles of philanthropy and volunteerism from the beginning. Since its inception in 2002, The MGM Resorts Foundation has donated nearly $50 million to nonprofit organizations serving the community. Additional milestones for the Company's community engagement programs include:
For more information about the Company's efforts in community engagement, as well as its commitment to corporate social responsibility, please visit: www.mgmresorts.com/csr.
About the Advisory Committee on Participatory Democracy
The Advisory Committee on Participatory Democracy (ACPD) consists of 10 members including the Secretary of State or his designee and nine other members appointed by the Secretary of State. The Committee's purpose is to assist the Secretary of State in identifying and proposing programs that promote citizen participation in governance, establishing a Jean Ford Democracy Award and working with partner organizations at the local, state and national level to increase voter participation. For more information on the ACPD, visit www.nvsos.gov.
Founded in 1904, NASS is the oldest, nonpartisan professional organization of public officials in the U.S. Members include the 50 states, the District of Columbia, American Samoa and Puerto Rico. NASS serves as a medium for the exchange of information between states and fosters cooperation in the development of public policy. The association has key initiatives in the areas of elections and voting, state business services and digital archiving, international relations and state securities regulation, as well as several well-established awards programs. For more on NASS, please visit www.nass.org.
About MGM Resorts International (NYSE:MGM)
MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) is one of the world's leading global hospitality companies, operating a peerless portfolio of destination resort brands, including Bellagio, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay and The Mirage. In addition to its 51% interest in MGM China Holdings Limited, which owns the MGM Macau resort and casino, the Company has significant holdings in gaming, hospitality and entertainment, owns and operates 15 properties located in Nevada, Mississippi and Michigan, and has 50% investments in three other properties in Nevada and Illinois. One of those investments is CityCenter, an unprecedented urban resort destination on the Las Vegas Strip featuring its centerpiece ARIA Resort & Casino. Leveraging MGM Resorts' unmatched amenities, the M life loyalty program delivers one-of-a-kind experiences, insider privileges and personalized rewards for guests at the Company's renowned properties nationwide. Through its hospitality management subsidiary, the Company holds a growing number of development and management agreements for casino and non-casino resort projects around the world. MGM Resorts International supports responsible gaming and has implemented the American Gaming Association's Code of Conduct for Responsible Gaming at its gaming properties. The Company has been honored with numerous awards and recognitions for its industry-leading Diversity Initiative, its community philanthropy programs and the Company's commitment to sustainable development and operations.
For more information about the company please visit www.mgmresorts.com