Walt Disney World Resort recently welcomed local Central Florida teachers and community leaders for a special preview of TRON Lightcycle / Run presented by Enterprise, and during the event, announced a new donation of $100,000 to support STEM education in Orange County Public Schools.
In a statement about the donation, Rena Langley, SVP of Communications and Public Affairs at Walt Disney World, said, “Empowering the next generation of diverse storytellers and innovators has always been important to us at Disney, and this latest donation builds on our long legacy of supporting local schools, students and teachers.”
“This continued commitment ensures that our future innovators receive the skills and hands-on experiences they need to dream about their futures, build their talents, and become who they imagine they can be – which could one day lead them to a career at Disney,” she continued.
Orange County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Maria Vazquez issued a statement about the donation: “We can always count on Disney to provide for our schools and students in innovative, fun and thoughtful ways. This generous donation will help our teachers bring STEM to life in the classroom and will help provide our students with experiences they’ll treasure for a lifetime.”
A History of Philanthropy
Over the past 18 months, Disney has given more than $6.5 million in grants to 60+ nonprofits, and Walt Disney World cast personally volunteered more than 233,000 hours at local organizations through our Disney VoluntEARS Program.
As Disney CEO Bob Iger said in the 2023 Shareholder call, “Disney must always strive to be a good citizen of the world.”