Our sixth annual Corporate Citizenship Report describes our impacts on society and the environment. It outlines the way our business activities in 2014-2015 inspired citizenship, delivering economic and social benefits for employees, guests and communities while advancing environmental stewardship.
2014-2015 Corporate Citizenship Report
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Meet A Few of Our Inspiring HEROS
In 2014, we launched a program to recognize and honor employees who are nominated by their managers and colleagues for demonstrating unwavering dedication to their communities and creating a lasting impact through volunteering in different ways. We are thrilled to share the stories of our HERO Stars who were selected in 2014-2015 by a judging panel of Caesars management. See more HERO stories on the Community Involvement page.
Eric Zawid, Guest Services Manager at Flamingo Las Vegas, volunteers for many causes including Opportunity Village, where Caesars volunteers operate the Magical Forest during holidays and the Job Discovery Program, which brings special needs school students to Caesars Palace for job training. Eric has encouraged more than 1,000 colleagues to pledge time to the community each year. “My motivation comes from listening to the stories of my fellow HEROs and the impact they have made in the Las Vegas community. It inspires me to give my time and work for that smile from those in need.”
Joan Bish, Marine Operations Supervisor at Horseshoe Hammond Casino, volunteers with several social causes. Last year, she made a video scrapbook with 1,000 photos and videos of colleagues to recognize them in their fight against cancer. Joan nurtures the Employee Garden, raising money from vegetables for the NWI Food Bank. Last year, Joan walked more than 50 miles for Relay for Life. “The world needs more HEROs. Everyone inspires me, so I give what I can simply because I can.”
Janice Miller, Security Supervisor at Flamingo Las Vegas, has dedicated more than 1,000 hours in the past 5 years to help hundreds of people through events promoting healthy lifestyles for children, food drives for the hungry, empowering women, helping at-risk youths and assisting elderly residents in arts and crafts activities. “What inspired me to be a HERO is seeing all the underprivileged children in the community who have the potential to be great adults, but are lacking the guidance.”
Trish Watkins, Manager of Gaming Floor Design at Corporate, donates 200 hours every year to several causes including packing food at the local food bank and many fundraising events for other charities. She also assists the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation that funds Type 1 diabetes research. “My son inspires me to be a better person. He is kind, caring, genuine, and has a passion for helping others.”
Christine Todd, Harrah’s Development System Manager at Harrah’s Ak-Chin, supports the American Cancer Society and Against Abuse, Inc. In the last year alone, she helped raised donations and 1,200 hours of service for Breast Cancer Awareness. She also coordinated the Maricopa Against Abuse “Adopt A Family” campaign and raised $60,000 for our United Way Campaign. “I was first inspired to give back to my community when I read a passage from the book, The Lorax, by Dr. Seuss many years ago: ‘Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.’ After reading this, I made a decision to devote a large part of my life to helping those less fortunate than I.”