Wynn Las Vegas Announces Second Annual ‘Giving Week’ Supporting Local Charities
Employee-Led Fundraisers and Volunteer Efforts Will Help Thousands in Need
LAS VEGAS (November 23, 2020) – For the second year, Wynn Las Vegas is extending Giving Tuesday, the international day of philanthropy that takes place the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, into Giving Week, with six days of volunteer and fundraising activities from Nov. 30 – Dec. 5. Organized by the Wynn Employee Foundation, Giving Week will mobilize Wynn employees through socially distanced and virtual philanthropic opportunities in support of local nonprofits in Las Vegas, Boston, and Macau.
“Wynn employees are deeply committed to serving the communities that we are all so proud to call home,” said Marilyn Spiegel, president of Wynn Las Vegas. “Giving Week is an impactful way for Wynn to provide food, supplies, and funds to people in need during the holidays.”
Headlining Giving Week is a special benefit supporting Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada, taking place on Giving Tuesday, Dec. 1, at Wynn Golf Club, which will donate all proceeds from golf course play that day to the nonprofit. “Catholic Charities is very appreciative that we’re able to continue our mission with the gracious support of our donors,” said Deacon Tom Roberts, President and CEO of Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada. “It’s beneficial that an organization like Wynn Las Vegas is able to turn around such dynamic fundraising efforts at a crucial moment, as it gives us the substantial support needed for our many programs to persevere during an uncertain time in our communities.”
Also on Giving Tuesday, Wynn employees will pack $50,000 worth of produce provided by the resort into grocery bundles for Three Square, Southern Nevada's only food bank and the area's largest hunger relief organization. The bundles will be distributed by Three Square to families facing hunger issues throughout the community, equating to 69,000 meals. In addition, Three Square will receive a $36,000 donation from Wynn Las Vegas and Tenaya Creek Brewery raised through the sale of Wynn’s new “Singing Frog” signature label premium lager during a four-month fundraising effort at the resort.
“In the wake of COVID-19, one in five Southern Nevadans is now food-insecure, forced to wonder where their next meal will come from or if they’ll be able to feed their families during the holidays,” said Three Square Food Bank President and CEO Brian Burton. “Thanks to our caring longtime partner Wynn Resorts, we can now provide an additional 69,000 meals to our struggling neighbors who need it most.”
Other employee events throughout the week include participation in the virtual 16th Annual Las Vegas Great Santa Run supporting Opportunity Village; the creation and sale of the Wynn Recipe Collection, a new cookbook featuring culinary delights from Wynn’s renowned chefs in Las Vegas, Boston, and Macau; bake sales sponsored by Wynn’s culinary teams; holiday wreath and card decorating for local nonprofits, and more.
Money raised through employee initiatives will support the Wynn Employee Foundation’s Community Grant Fund. Grants from the fund are employee-driven and designated throughout the year to local nonprofits based on recommendations from the Employee Advisory Council. To date in 2020, Wynn Resorts has invested more than $19 million in improving local communities, with employees donating more than 23,000 hours of time to vital charitable organizations in Las Vegas, Boston, and Macau.