In 2013, Rivers Casino funded educational based programs for twenty organizations in Des Plaines and across the greater Chicagoland area. Since opening in 2011, Rivers Casino has donated $3,294,399. “Rivers Casino’s gifts to local education based programs is one of many recent charitable initiatives launched to support the communities we do business in,” said Greg Carlin, CEO of Midwest Gaming.
“We believe that education allows each individual to reach their full potential and our guests tell us they agree.” said Kate McMahon, Director of Human Resources & Community Relations.
The 2013 beneficiaries include; Albany Park Community Center, The Cara Program, Chicago Blood Cancer Foundation, Daniel J. Corkery School, Cristo Rey, Des Plaines Community, Des Plaines Chamber of Commerce -Young Entrepreneurs, Des Plaines School District 52, Frisbie Senior Center, Intonation Music Workshop, Latino Summit, Maine West High School, Marwen Foundation, Maryville Academy, Notre Dame College Prep, Oakton Community College, Our Lady of Destiny, Pan-African Association, Revelation Golf Inc., and the St. Zachary School.
Other initiatives include a $1,000,000 scholarship to the University of Illinois as well as the establishment of the Rivers Casino Scholarship Program that awards employees and their families educational scholarships annually.