3rd annual award honors Team Members' commitment to charitable causes
LAS VEGAS, April 25, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE: LVS) announced the 12 recipients of the Dr. Miriam and Mr. Sheldon G Adelson Sands Cares Citizenship Award. This award was established to recognize team members from the regions in which we do business throughout the world, who have demonstrated a dedication and commitment to giving back to unique charitable causes within their local communities. The Citizenship Award was created to honor the Adelson family's long-term commitment to philanthropy and the legacy of giving they have instilled within the organization.
The 12 Sands Cares Heroes of the Year were selected by a team comprised of executives across the various regions in which Las Vegas Sands operates.
Contributions from the honorees include Jeanne Hagen from Bethlehem, who has prepared meals for various homeless shelters and soup kitchens, adopted a family at Christmas and has worked on various service projects with the Kiwanis Club in Phillipsburg, New Jersey. Eve Gizelbach from Las Vegas worked as a camp counselor for children living with cancer, sickle cell and other childhood illnesses and raised funds to contribute to Toys for Tots. Kun Sok Fong from Macao has volunteered for various activities under the Sands Cares Ambassador program as well as with additional institutions including the Macao Gaming Practitioners Volunteers Association, Guangzhou Love Cars and the Macau Protestant Church. Lastly, Ailynn Seah from Singapore has participated in hygiene kit builds with Clean the World and has worked with various corporate clients to incorporate giving and sustainability elements into their event programs.
These outstanding recipients included:
"These exceptional team members personify the values and commitment to philanthropy that the Adelson family has instilled within our organization. We were honored to celebrate the culture and spirit of giving at this year's Sands Cares Heroes of the Year awards ceremony," Rob Goldstein, president and chief operating officer of Las Vegas Sands noted. "The evening was such a testament to the amazing contributions and impact that these individuals have had in their own communities."
All award winners were invited to Las Vegas to attend a ceremony which was held the evening of Wednesday, April 17.
About Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE: LVS)
Las Vegas Sands is the world's pre-eminent developer and operator of world-class Integrated Resorts. We deliver unrivaled economic benefits to the communities in which we operate.
LVS created the meetings, incentives, convention and exhibition (MICE)-based Integrated Resort. Our industry-leading Integrated Resorts provide substantial contributions to our host communities including growth in leisure and business tourism, sustained job creation and ongoing financial opportunities for local small and medium-sized businesses.
Our properties include The Venetian Resort and Sands Expo in Las Vegas, Sands Bethlehem in Eastern Pennsylvania, and the iconic Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. Through majority ownership in Sands China Ltd., we have developed the largest portfolio of properties on the Cotai Strip in Macao, including The Venetian Macao, The Plaza and Four Seasons Hotel Macao, Sands Cotai Central and The Parisian Macao, as well as the Sands Macao on the Macao Peninsula.
LVS is dedicated to being a good corporate citizen, anchored by the core tenets of serving people, planet and communities. We deliver a great working environment for 50,000 team members worldwide, drive social impact through the Sands Cares charitable giving and community engagement program and lead in environmental performance through the award-winning Sands ECO360 global sustainability program. To learn more, please visit www.sands.com.
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