May 14, 2007 – Walt Disney World Makes a Donation to Orlando’s Performing Arts Center
“Disney Cast Members take great pride in supporting our community and making Central Florida a better place to live, work, and play.” – Meg Crofton, President, Walt Disney World Resort
On May 14, 2007, the Walt Disney World Resort announced its plans to make three significant donations to the Central Florida area, beginning with a $12.5 million commitment to the Dr. P. Phillips Orlando Performing Arts Center. Disney’s contributions to the area trace back to 1989, when they contributed $425,000 to build the amphitheater for community events. By 2007, Disney’s contributions to the amphitheater totaled more than $1 million.