MGM Entertainers Collectively Donate To Employee Emergency Fund

Copperfield, Maher, Carrot Top All Pitching In To Help

Mitch Kelly
April 08, 2020 - 9:18 am
Exterior photo of the MGM Grand Hotel/Casino June 30, 2005 in Las Vegas, Nevada

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LAS VEGAS, NV (KXNT) - MGM Resorts International announced Wednesday that many of its resident entertainment partners have donated to the company's Employee Emergency Grant Fund in support of those impacted economically by the coronavirus pandemic.

David Copperfield, Jay Leno, Bill Maher, Kathleen Madigan, David Spade, Boyz II Men, Brad Garrett, Carrot Top, Terry Fator, Ray Romano, Jabbawockeez, Shin Lim, Thunder from Down Under, Hans Klok, Australian Bee Gees, Fantasy and Bill Blumenreich Presents each showed their support for the MGM Resorts family this week with a donation to the fund. 

"During these difficult and uncertain days, weeks and months, we are working tirelessly to support the tens of thousands of employees who were furloughed or laid off due to the closures of our properties across the country," said Bill Hornbuckle, MGM Resorts' Acting CEO and President. "We are incredibly humbled by the support of our entertainment partners, who have come together to assist the people who, during normal times, are committed to creating incredible experiences for our guests from around the world."

Hornbuckle added, "With donations from this extraordinary line-up of entertainers, commitments from MGM Resorts and its leadership team, our own employees, and a number of other generous contributions, we have already raised approximately $11 million to assist our employees during this time of unprecedented challenges and hardship."