Improving Today and Building an Exceptional Tomorrow.
The Wynn Employee Foundation raises funds from employees and fosters volunteerism among team members of Wynn Resorts, giving back where it helps most – at home.
Giving Week 2019
MESSAGE FROM CEO MATT MADDOX
“Wynn Resorts is a company dedicated to excellence, and that focus on excellence also extends to our commitment to social responsibility. Over the years, Wynn Resorts has built a culture of giving and the individual passion of our employees has made giving back a part of who we are. It is that spirit of service and philanthropic giving that has naturally led to involvement with the corporate matching gifts program and diverse volunteer activities ranging from work with school-age children, disadvantaged families, environmental cleanups, and more. Our employees care, they serve and they give – it is imperative that we as a company continue to support this.”
– Matt Maddox, Chief Executive Officer of Wynn Resorts
Community Grant Presentations
The Community Grant Fund was created to provide Wynn Resorts staff an avenue to maximize the impact of employee’s charitable donations in the community they have made their home. The Wynn Employee Foundation Community Grant intends to fund innovative non-profits working to improve our community. The Community Grant is unique in that it is completely employee driven and the funds are designated by employee choice.
The Employee Advisory Council (EAC), a committee comprised of individuals that range across position levels and position types review grant applications from local area nonprofits. The EAC provides recommendations to the Foundation Board not only on which nonprofits are most deserving, but also provides recommendations to the Board on award amounts. The EAC has a pulse on the heartbeat of the passions of the Wynn Family.
Recently, the 2018 cohort of awardees came to Wynn Las Vegas to present on their use of funds.
Assistance League of Las Vegas: $25,000
- Funds assisted with the purchase of clothing for their Operation School Bell program which provides each child with 2 pairs of pants, 4 shirts, 1 jacket, 7 pairs of underwear, 7 pairs of socks, 1 health kit, 1 pair of tennis shoes, beanie and gloves, 1 blanket, 1 book and school supplies
- Candlelighters offers $3,000 annually to families undergoing childhood cancer treatment to assist with financial hardship. The $23,000 grant was used to provide an additional $1,000 to 23 of their most vulnerable families
HELP of Southern Nevada: $13,500
- Funds allowed for the absorption of Southern Nevada Children First, allowing HELP to launch a program to provide services to pregnant teens & women previously not offered. Baby First Services, Work Opportunities Readiness and a maternal group home are now available for clients that are or become pregnant
Spread the Word Nevada: $10,000
- Grant allowed for the purchase of 119,134 books for their Kids to Kids Program - removing 6 schools off of their program waiting list. This program provides 8 books per year to elementary school students and 5 new books to kindergarteners at low income elementary schools in the community
Eye Care 4 Kids Nevada: $3,500
- Funds were used within 1 week to outfit 100 students from 31 different schools with glasses. It costs Eye Care 4 Kids $35 per student and $50 per adult to provide a screening, eye exam, a pair of prescription glasses per client served
The Shade Tree of Las Vegas
The second quarter of 2019 marked the completion of The Shade Tree Revitalization Partnership. Wynn engineers, accompanied by the Wynn Design and Development team successfully completed enhancements to the 3rd floor living space as well as the restrooms, nursing room, security officer booths and exterior security panels. Additional improvements included renovation of the first floor common area, kitchen redesign and renovation, new client entrance, installation of a new playground, renovation of the IT room and the basement. Over 170 business vendors collaborated on this initiative, valuing the final renovation over $2.5M. Throughout this project, Wynn Las Vegas alone provided 2,717 hours of pro bono services to The Shade Tree in the areas of food safety, security, engineering and marketing – amounting to more than $295,000 in value – and $250,000 in overall construction costs.
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