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MGM Resorts International has claimed first place in the gold category for the 2020 Nevada Governor’s Points of Light Awards for ‘Corporate and Business Volunteer Program of the Year’.

The Governor’s Points of Light Awards Ceremony is praised as Nevada’s most prestigious volunteer recognition event, celebrating the region’s brightest volunteers and volunteer organisations. It is the premier and sole statewide recognition event for volunteerism and service. 

Nominations are obtained from throughout the state and each nomination is reviewed by a judging panel with representatives from rural, northern and southern Nevada, nonprofit and corporate organisations, national service programs and the volunteer manager community.

Responding to the award, MGM asserts that it “focuses on what matters and believes every individual has the power to make communities stronger and to deliver an impact when it comes to positive social change through volunteerism”. 

Corporate goals for 2025 include donating five million meals through its ‘Feeding Forward’ program and surpassing one million community volunteer hours.

“Against the backdrop of the current global pandemic crisis, it is important, more than ever, to uphold our company values, exhibit kindness and to do what is best for our local communities. Our world is changing rapidly, and many people are facing uncertainty, but together we can strive to help those in need,” explained Jyoti Chopra, chief people, inclusion and sustainability officer for MGM Resorts International

“MGM Resorts is proud to be considered a top company for this civic recognition for corporate citizenship and we will continue to care for one another through our time, energy and resources within the communities in which we operate.”

Nevada’s Governor’s Points of Light Awards ceremony was inaugurated in October of 2001. Since that time, they have celebrated the extraordinary volunteer efforts of Nevadans across the state, highlighting regional impacts along with the private and public partnership across the non-profit and corporate sector.