The MGM Resorts Foundation Awards $30,000 In Grants to Local Nonprofits That Aid Human Trafficking Victims

April 24, 2018

The gifts to three nonprofits were funded by proceeds from the 2017 Women’s Leadership Conference

LAS VEGAS, April 24, 2018 –The MGM Resorts Foundation (the “Foundation”) recently donated the proceeds from its popular Annual Women’s Leadership Conference held in 2017 to three local nonprofit organizations dedicated to helping those affected by human trafficking in our Las Vegas community: The Embracing Project/The Center 4 Peace, SEEDS of Hope and The Rape Crisis Center.

Each organization received $10,000 donation, contributions that will help strengthen and fuel proactive year-round programming, services and support for such victims.

The funds came from proceeds after costs from the 2017 Women’s Leadership Conference (WLC), a Foundation signature event. A significant feature of the annual women’s conference – beyond providing professional development– is the donation of conference proceeds to local nonprofits that aid women and children.

The donations were announced during Women’s History Month at an annual Foundation event that brings together WLC supporters and other community leaders for a night of inspiration.

At the event, Phyllis A. James, Chief Diversity and Corporate Responsibility Officer for MGM Resorts International, encouraged attendees to be a mentor to others, emphasizing the importance of cultivating new leaders who will motivate younger generations.

“This is a time of great opportunity for women, in their personal lives and professionally. The door is open; it is now up to us, women and our allies, to seize this moment and create real and lasting change,” she said. “Our continuing theme, Women Inspiring Women, is a call to action that could not be more relevant.”

This year WLC will be held at the MGM Grand Conference Center in Las Vegas Aug. 27 and 28. According to organizers, registrations are selling quickly. Early registration pricing of $399 runs through April 27; after that, the cost will increase to $499. Registration includes the two-day conference and lectures, a networking reception, and continental breakfasts and lunches catered by MGM Grand’s banquet team.

The mission of WLC is to provide women, and men who attend the developmental tools they need to continuously advance their lives and careers. Through WLC, attendees, especially women, from all walks of life are offered a variety of strategies and methods to improve their personal and professional lives.

About The MGM Resorts Foundation
The purpose of The MGM Resorts Foundation is to collect and distribute monies and assets donated by employees of MGM Resorts (NYSE: MGM) for the aid and support of qualified community nonprofit programs, agencies or organizations designated exclusively by MGM Resorts’ employees. In addition, the Foundation collects and distributes donations to the Foundation by third-party non-employees to support charitable, scientific, literary, and educational activities approved by the Foundation's Board of Directors and organized by MGM Resorts employees to benefit qualified non-profit charitable organizations designated by the Foundation's Board.

About MGM Resorts International

MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) is an S&P 500® global entertainment company with national and international locations featuring best-in-class hotels and casinos, state-of-the-art meetings and conference spaces, incredible live and theatrical entertainment experiences, and an extensive array of restaurant, nightlife and retail offerings. MGM Resorts creates immersive, iconic experiences through its suite of Las Vegas-inspired brands. The MGM Resorts portfolio encompasses 28 unique hotel offerings including some of the most recognizable resort brands in the industry. Expanding throughout the U.S. and around the world, the Company in 2018 opened MGM COTAI in Macau and the first Bellagio-branded hotel in Shanghai. It also is developing MGM Springfield in Massachusetts. MGM Resorts controls and holds a 73 percent economic interest in the operating partnership of MGM Growth Properties LLC (NYSE: MGP), a premier triple-net lease real estate investment trust engaged in the acquisition, ownership and leasing of large-scale destination entertainment and leisure resorts. The Company also owns 56 percent of MGM China Holdings Limited (SEHK: 2282), which owns MGM MACAU and MGM COTAI, and 50 percent of CityCenter in Las Vegas, which features ARIA Resort & Casino. The 78,000 global employees of MGM Resorts are proud of their company for being recognized as one of FORTUNE® Magazine's World's Most Admired Companies®.

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