Walt Disney World Resort contributed $1 million to Valencia College to support programs in culinary science and hospitality. Walt Disney World Resort contributed $500,000 to Rollins College to benefit The Campaign for Rollins, The Rollins Fund for the Walt Disney World Scholars Program, the Roy E. Crummer Graduate School of Business Scholarship Fund and the Hamilton Holt School Scholarship Fund. In March 2013, public school districts and early learning coalitions in Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Lake and Polk counties received a combined total of $320,000 in DisneyHelping Kids ShineGrants to visit website enhance student performance from preschool through 12thgrade. To date, more than 12,400 students have been named Disney Dreamers and Doers. The program recognizes exceptional students throughout Central Florida for their academic achievements and civic efforts. Walt Disney World Resort Cast Members conduct an annual Back-to-School Supply Drive, last year donating an all-time high of more than 3.1 million school supplies. The items were combined with Walt Disney World Resorts 13,000 donated backpacks and distributed to underserved youth in Orange, Osceola, Lake, Polk and Seminole counties. Granting Wishes Walt Disney World Resort works with childrens wish-granting organizations around the world to make Disney dreams come true. Whether its a desire to dance with Cinderella, or a chance to play football with Mickey Mouse, Walt Disney World Resort helps create special memories for children with life-threatening medical conditions.
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