MGM Employee Fund Reached $11M
Las Vegas headliners show their support to the city that allows them to rock out on stage on most nights. The casino is closed until April 30, and players have nowhere to play their normal sets. They still go above and beyond to help support the Vegas economy that’s reckoning the hardest during these hard times. Some of those headliners are David Copperfield, the Jabberwockies, Jay Leno, Shin Lim, and also Boys II Men. According to the firm, all in all, contributions helped the MGM Resorts’ employee fund to reach an incredible $11 million.
MGM made a statement on Tuesday and acknowledged their entertainment partners help in helping to provide necessary short-term monetary relief to their employees and also their immediate families through the Employee Emergency Grant Fund.
“We are very humbled by the support of our entertainment partners, who came together to help people who, during normal times, are committed to create incredible gaming experiences for guests from across the world,” said the acting CEO Bill Hornbuckle.
The List of Stars Who have Donated
A swing of celebrities donated to the fund and they honestly deserve a round of applause and many thanks. Those stars include:
- Bill Maher
- Kathleen Madigan
- David Spade
- Brad Garrett
- Carrot Top
- Terry Fator
- Ray Romano
- Thunder from Down Under
- Hans Klok
- Australian Bee Gees
- Fantasy and Bill Blumenreich Presents
We must also give an honourable mention to singer and songwriter Bruno Mars, who was in the middle of his Las Vegas residency at Park MGM when all operations closed down. He donated $1 million to the fund. The estate of Kirk Kerkorian, the Las Vegas businessman and philanthropist, also donated $2 million to the emergency fund.
How the Fund Were Distributed?
According to MGM representatives, payments from the fund go directly to service providers. It covers costs for employees including their mortgages, utilities, rent, and/or medical bills. These short-term grants aim at helping the company’s full-time, laid-off, on-call, furloughed, or separated employees.
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