Disney donates $12.5 mn to performing arts center


MUMBAI: Walt Disney World Resort unveiled plans for three significant financial donations to the Central Florida community led by a $12.5 million commitment to the Dr. P. Phillips Orlando Performing Arts Center (DPAC).

Walt Disney World Resort president Meg Crofton said, “Disney Cast Members take great pride in supporting our community and making Central Florida a better place to live, work and play. It’s exciting to be a part of the renaissance taking place in downtown Orlando and helping to make our community’s dreams come true.”

Through its contribution, Walt Disney World Resort will sponsor one of two halls at the performing arts center.

“Disney’s contribution toward the construction of DPAC demonstrates its commitment to making Central Florida a cultural hub for the residents of our community as well as a premier tourist destination,” said Dr. Rita Bornstein, a member of the executive committee of the DPAC board of directors.

During the event, hundreds of community leaders also helped to celebrate the $1 million renovation of the Walt Disney Amphitheater at Lake Eola Park. Additionally, the company awarded $700,000 in grants to 38 Central Florida non-profit organizations. Collectively, today’s contributions totaled $14.2 million.