The Walt Disney Company Publishes 2014 Corporate Citizenship Summary

The Walt Disney Company has set corporate citizenship goals for the company that, according to Chief Financial Officer Jay Rasulo, have a direct impact on the company's financial strength and Disney's reputation as "one of the most trusted and admired companies in the world."

Disney VoluntEARS Continue Season of Sharing throughout the Holidays

Disney VoluntEARS around the world worked to share holiday cheer with families and children in their communities around the world throughout the holiday season. The special events included hospital visits, continued support for Toys for Tots, and more.

Walt Disney World Restaurants Harvests Unserved Food for Local Food Bank

There is a growing trend among major restaurant chains that involves "harvesting" unused food for local food banks, and Walt Disney World has been participating for many years.

The Walt Disney World Resort has been operating a harvest program for more than two decades, and the company has a food harvest truck that picks up food daily from every Disney World restaurant, convention center, and the theme parks' catering service.

Disney VoluntEARS Earn $1 Million for Central Florida Nonprofits

In recognition of the ongoing efforts of the Disney VoluntEARS, the Walt Disney World Resort has announced plans to give more than $1 million to Central Florida nonprofits.

The monetary donations are being made through the company's EARS to You grants.

So far this year, The Walt Disney Company has given more than 1,500 EARS to You grants to nonprofits in honor of the 308,000 hours of community service that were donated by VoluntEARS in 2013.

2013 was Landmark Year for Disney Citizenship Performance

The Walt Disney Company is reporting that 2013 was a "landmark" year for citizenship performance.

In 2012, Disney published a series of time-bound, measurable targets to track citizenship performance, and the 2013 Disney Citizenship Summary is the second published disclosure of progress toward those targets.


Walt Disney World Cast Member is 2014 Disney VoluntEAR of the Year

A Walt Disney World cast member has been named the 2014 Disney VoluntEAR of the Year.

Kristen Lehrer, a resource manager at Disney's Animal Kingdom, was chosen by her fellow Disney cast members. She received a surprise celebration, a trophy, a handshake from Mickey Mouse, and a $2,500 contribution to the charity of her choice.