Westgate Resorts Foundation Invests $20,000 in Community

Westgate Resorts Foundation | Feb. 6, 2018

The Westgate Resorts Foundation is investing $20,000 in Mesa through grants to local nonprofits. Westgate Painted Mountain Golf Resort recognized these community organizations at the resort recently, providing an opportunity for resort and nonprofit leadership to connect and collaborate.

Local grantees include:

  • Maggie’s Place – $10,000 for The Elizabeth House to address youth and family homelessness
  • A New Leaf – $10,000 for Faith House and Autumn House Shelters to address domestic violence

“Mesa does a great job of taking care of its own, and we are honored to partner with these organizations who really know how to meet the needs of our community,” said Westgate Painted Mountain Golf Resort. General Manager Jan Gabrelcik. “The celebration is our way of saying ‘Thank you’ and a terrific opportunity to connect with those who help our community grow and prosper.”

The Foundation focuses on awarding grants to organizations that support its mission of Strong Families | Strong Workforce. If families are equipped to break through barriers, then they keep working or quickly return to work and pave their own path to self-sufficiency and success. A strong workforce means thriving communities where people want to live and vacation.

These local grants are part of the Foundation’s $1 million philanthropic investment in 65 nonprofits located in communities across the country where Westgate operates. In addition to the grant awards, the resort team provides additional support to the Mesa community by volunteering with these organizations throughout the year.

About the Westgate Resorts Foundation

Celebrating its 16th year, the Westgate Resorts Foundation is committed to investing in Westgate’s resort communities and team members by partnering with nonprofits equally committed to our mission of Strong Families | Strong Workforce: If families are equipped to break through barriers such as homelessness, domestic violence, gaps in education or returning to the workforce after military service, then they keep working or quickly return to work…paving their own path to self-sufficiency and lifelong success. A strong workforce means thriving communities where people want to live and vacation. The Foundation supports this mission through grant-making, advocacy and volunteerism in Westgate’s resort communities nationwide and grants more than
$1 million annually. For more information about the Westgate Resorts Foundation, visit www.westgateresortsfoundation.org.

 About Westgate Resorts

Founded in 1982 by David A. Siegel, Westgate Resorts is one of the largest resort developers in the United States. Westgate features 28 themed destination resorts with over 13,000 luxury villas and hotel rooms in premier locations throughout the United States such as Orlando, Florida; Park City, Utah; Las Vegas, Nevada; Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, Tennessee; Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; Williamsburg, Virginia; Miami and Cocoa Beach, Florida; Branson, Missouri; Mesa, Arizona; and Tunica, Mississippi. Most Westgate Resorts locations feature a variety of unique restaurant, retail and spa concepts, including Drafts Sports Bar & Grill, Westgate Smokehouse Grill, Edge Steakhouse, Westgate Marketplace & Deli and Serenity Spa by Westgate. For more information about Westgate Resorts, visit www.westgateresorts.com 

Leadership from the nonprofit Maggie’s Place visited with the team at Westgate Painted Mountain Golf Resort to celebrate receiving a 2018 grant from the Westgate Resorts Foundation.

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