At an event held May 4, Disney was recognized by Florida Commissioner of Education Gerard Robinson as a key player in supporting Orange County Public Schools (OCPS.)
The event was held to honor Orange County Public Schools’ ADDitions School Volunteers, business Partners in Education and volunteer coordinators. More than $15 million financial and in-kind donations have been made to OCPS this year – donations which The Walt Disney World Resort has contributed to.
Named as an important business Partner in Education, OCPS Superintendent Ron Blocker says:
Known around the world, Walt Disney World Resort is a famous neighbor of Orange County Public Schools, and supports the district in many significant ways.
He highlighted the important programs Disney was a part of, including an annual school supply drive; a $50,000 annual donation to the superintendents discretionary fund and continued support of the Teacher of the Year Program. This year, Disney even contributed $7,500 to support OCPS’ Homeless Services program.
The award was accepted on the resort’s behalf by Betty Martinez Lowery and Angie Sola from Walt Disney World Community Relations.