Entertainers donate 11M to MGM employee emergency fund

Several resident entertainers at MGM Resorts International properties have donated to the company’s Employee Emergency Grant Fund to help those affected economically by the pandemic.

David Copperfield, Jay Leno, Bill Maher, Kathleen Madigan, David Spade, Boyz II Men, Brad Garrett, Carrot Top, Terry Fator, Ray Romano, Jabbawockeez, Shin Lim, Thunder From Down Under, Hans Klok, Australian Bee Gees, Fantasy and Bill Blumenreich donated to the fund.

With the donations, commitments from MGM Resorts and its leadership team, employees and other contributions, the fund has raised about $11 million to assist MGM Resorts employees.

“We are working tirelessly to support the tens of thousands of employees who were furloughed or laid off due to the closures of our properties across the country,” said Bill Hornbuckle, MGM Resorts’ acting CEO and president. “We are incredibly humbled by the support of our entertainment partners, who have come together to assist the people who, during normal times, are committed to creating incredible experiences for our guests from around the world.”

MGM earlier announced that Bruno Mars, who has often performed at the Park MGM since 2016, donated $1 million to the effort.

The MGM Resorts Foundation’s Emergency Relief Fund provides employees and their immediate families with short-term relief in making payments and to meet obligations during unexpected hardships and emergencies.

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