Marriott Vacations Worldwide Breaks 2017 Fundraising Record

The totals are in! As a company, Marriott Vacations Worldwide reached a new record of giving in 2017: $1,678,357!

Vacation Club resorts across 13 states maximized their year-round, activities based fundraising efforts to help raise this record-breaking $1.6 million in 2017.  Resort fundraising included wristband room key sales, sports tournaments and more. Marriott Vacations Worldwide corporate offices and associates held the 20th annual Caring Classic Golf Tournament in Orlando, FL, the Sporting Clays Tournament in Lakeland, FL, and engaged in year-round fundraising events, workplace giving through payroll deduction and participation in The Torch Relay for CMN Hospitals.

Top Fundraising Resort: Maui Ocean Club: Lahaina, HI 
Congratulations to our top fundraising resort in 2017. Maui Ocean Club raised a grand total of $85,742 benefiting Kapi’olani Medical Center for Women & Children in Honolulu, HI. Proud to be the only tertiary pediatric and perinatal facility in Hawai‘i, Kapi‘olani houses the state’s only pediatric intensive care unit serving all islands and the Pacific Basin. The hospital is home to 197 beds and 90 neonatal bassinets as well as a 24-hour pediatric emergency room servicing more than 20,000 patients a year.

 

Largest Increase in Fundraising: Grand Chateau: Las Vegas, NV
With a 38% increase from 2016 fundraising, Grand Chateau raised a total of $80,538 benefiting St. Rose Dominican Hospitals in Henderson, NV. “The Front Office team works hard to engage with our Owners and guests and include them in our fundraising efforts,” said Jennifer Penningroth, Director of Operations at Marriott’s Grand Chateau. In 2017, the resort held their 7th Annual Golf Ball Drop, raising over $7,000. Over $25,000 was raised through a Villa Vacation Certificate raffle offered to guests and Owners. Additional fundraising activities at Grand Chateau throughout the year include associate “Buy it Now Actions”, hot dog and nacho sales and more. The Grand Chateau team raised an additional $36,000 through The Torch Relay participation in 2017.

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This year, Marriott Vacations Worldwide joins CMN Hospitals in celebrating 35 years of incredible partnership, all in support of local sick and injured kids.

CMN Hospitals was founded 35 years ago in 1983, and Marriott International was the first corporate partner to join the organizations efforts to raise money for local children’s hospitals. In the early days of the partnership, Marriott provided free rooms for celebrity guests appearing on the organization’s telethon.

Marriott Vacation Club resorts have continued this legacy and support of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals since Marriott Vacations Worldwide became an independent, public company in 2011. Now, 35 years later, Marriott International and MVW associates, guests and Owners have raised more than $130 million for sick and injured kids treated at CMN Hospitals.

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