LAS VEGAS—MGM Resorts International won 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 (GPOL) is Nevada’s most prestigious volunteer recognition event, celebrating Nevada’s brightest volunteers and volunteer organizations. It is the premier and sole statewide recognition event for volunteerism and service. Nominations are solicited from throughout the state and each nomination is reviewed by a judging panel with representatives from rural, northern, and southern Nevada, nonprofit and corporate organizations, national service programs and the volunteer manager community.
MGM Resorts International is a company that 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 5 million meals to be donated through its Feeding Forward program and surpassing 1 million community volunteer hours.
‘Proud to be Considered a Top Company’
“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,” said 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.”
President George H. W. Bush’s inaugural address invoked a vision of a “thousand points of light,” and invited the nation to take action through service to their fellow citizens. “Points of light” demonstrate how “a neighbor can help a neighbor” and the power of service.
Nevada’s Governor’s Points of Light Awards ceremony was inaugurated in October of 2001. Since that time, these awards have celebrated the extraordinary volunteer efforts of Nevadans across the state, highlighting regional impacts along with the private and public partnership across the nonprofit and corporate sector.