Tue, February 28, 2017
Universal Orlando Resort was chosen as the recipient of the 2016 Legacy in Travel Philanthropy Award, which honors long term impact in corporate philanthropy. Tourism Cares, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, is the charitable community of the travel and tourism industry. Each year, the board of directors recognizes excellence in travel corporate social responsibility and philanthropy with its Hearts of Travel Awards. Universal Orlando was recognized for its commitment to the community through its Team Member volunteer program, innovative Art of Tomorrow and Bites Camera Action partnerships, and in-kind financial support. One of the highlights was Art of Tomorrow—a collaboration between the resort, the Universal Orlando Foundation and Orange County Public Schools aimed to help teenagers pursue careers as professional artists and designers. More than 1,000 students have participated in the program. The Universal Orlando Foundation has given more than $14 million to the Central Florida Community supporting projects such as Art of Tomorrow.