Resorts World Catskills Helps Hudson Valley Gives Raise More Than $600,000 During 24-Hour “Give Where You Live” Event
Resorts World Catskills presents $5,000 donation to support the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan during Hudson Valley Gives 2021.
Monticello, N.Y. – Resorts World Catskills (RWC) today announced it was one of dozens of organizations that helped Hudson Valley Gives raise more than $600,000 during its “Give Where You Live” event. The 24-hour fundraising blitz, hosted by the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan (CFOS), took place on Wednesday, May 19, 2021, uniting hundreds of charities across seven counties. The donations will help fund critical services like food pantries and aid for the homeless and life-enhancing programs like music, dance, and art programs.
In keeping with the spirit of the day, RWC presented a check for $5,000 to the Orange and Sullivan Covid-19 Response Fund, which CFOS launched to address the immediate and longer-term needs of residents in those counties. RWC also partnered with Hudson Valley Gives as a Platinum Sponsor this year and helped to encourage donations and participation by serving as a location for CFOS staff to broadcast live via Facebook for part of the day.
“We are proud to join our neighbors in the Hudson Valley in stepping up to help others when they need it the most,” said Meghan Taylor, Vice President Government Affairs and Public Relations, Resorts World Catskills & Resorts World New York City. “This is an outstanding way to give back to our community and show our appreciation for all the wonderful organizations in the area by helping boost their visibility.”
“We always look forward to this amazing event and are thrilled to announce that Hudson Valley Gives 2021 was an enormous success,” said Elizabeth Rowley, President & CEO, Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan. “We raised over $600,000 from 3,796 donors and 180 organizations, surpassing the amount raised last year by more than $100,000.
Hudson Valley Gives takes place every May to support hundreds of nonprofits throughout the region.
About Resorts World Catskills
Located in the heart of New York’s Catskill region, Resorts World Catskills (RWC) Casino Resort offers guests unmatched experiences in excitement, entertainment, and luxury. The integrated casino resort includes an 18-story all-suite hotel, and a casino featuring 100,000 square feet of gaming action including 150 live Las-Vegas style table games, 1,600 state-of-the art slot machines, a poker room, private gaming salons and a 100-seat sportsbook lounge. The casino resort also offers 10 varied bar and restaurant experiences, which includes an Italian steakhouse created by celebrity chef Scott Conant, and year-round live entertainment at the 2,500-seat RW Epicenter, casino bars and lounges. The luxurious hotel located within Resorts World Catskills is comprised of 332 suites, the Crystal Life Spa, two indoor pools, and two fitness centers. The integrated casino resort also includes additional stay and play destinations on its campus, including The Alder, an adjacent 101-room lifestyle hotel featuring the first Topgolf Swing Suites in New York State, and Dos Gatos, a cantina-style Mexican eatery and the recently opened Kartrite Resort and Indoor Waterpark, and will be expanded to include a Rees Jones redesigned golf course.
About the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan
The Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan (CFOS) is a tax exempt, non-profit, publicly supported, philanthropic institution with the long-term goal of building permanent, named funds for the broad based charitable benefit of the individuals and families in the region. Funds are established through contributions from individuals, families, businesses or 501(c)3 organizations, each one with its own specific purpose. The Foundation’s Board of Directors oversees these funds in perpetuity, to ensure that donor’s intentions are honored, now and forever.
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