MGM MIRAGE is Cited for Outstanding Corporate Philanthropy by Fundraising Professionals

November 18, 2005

MGM MIRAGE, along with its employee-funded Voice Foundation, are recipients of the "Outstanding Corporation/Foundation of the Year" award from the Las Vegas Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP). The company was recognized this week for its philanthropic contributions to help improve the quality of life within the communities in which its employees live and work.

"MGM MIRAGE and the MGM MIRAGE Voice Foundation are being placed in the spotlight so we can honor them and remind our community and the world that the spirit of giving is alive and well in Southern Nevada," said Laura Fritz, Las Vegas Chapter AFP President.

Annually, the Voice Foundation collects voluntary donations from MGM MIRAGE employees to support charitable concerns. Last year, the Foundation distributed $3.2 million to deserving organizations in Southern Nevada. Since its founding in 2002, the Voice Foundation has dispersed more than $12 million in employee donations to non-profit organizations located in the cities and states where MGM MIRAGE operates businesses. The company underwrites all administrative costs associated with managing and operating the Voice Foundation, ensuring that one hundred percent of its employees' contributions benefit their intended recipients.

According to Fritz, the gaming company has had a significant impact on corporate philanthropy in Nevada. "By founding the Voice Foundation, MGM MIRAGE has given its employees the opportunity to participate in the greatest service a human can provide -- a chance to change the world. With 70,000 employees giving and volunteering to help make their community a better place to live, work and raise families, this group of individuals has taken action to improve the community and the world in which we live," Fritz said.

In addition to the Voice Foundation, the corporation contributes to numerous charitable and non-profit organizations to support issues in three categories: education, childhood development and community development.

The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) represents 26,000 members in 174 chapters in the United States, Canada, Mexico and China. It strives to advance philanthropy through advocacy, research, education and certification programs.

Other award winners included: Claudine Williams, Outstanding Philanthropist; Rhonda Glyman, Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser; Ted Flaum, Outstanding Fundraising Executive; and Jessica Dimas, Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy.

MGM MIRAGE (NYSE: MGM), one of the world's leading and most respected hotel and gaming companies, owns and operates 24 properties located in Nevada, Mississippi and Michigan, and has investments in four other properties in Nevada, New Jersey, Illinois and the United Kingdom. MGM MIRAGE has also announced plans to develop Project CityCenter, a multi-billion dollar mixed-use urban development project in the heart of Las Vegas, and has a 50 percent interest in MGM Grand Macau, a development project in Macau S.A.R. MGM MIRAGE supports responsible gaming and has implemented the American Gaming Association's Code of Conduct for Responsible Gaming at its properties. MGM MIRAGE also has been the recipient of numerous awards and recognitions for its industry-leading Diversity Initiative and its community philanthropy programs. For more information about MGM MIRAGE, please visit the company's website at


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