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Community Investment

At Towne Park, our values of treating people with respect, caring for others and our deep commitment to service is core to who we are. We’re dedicated to creating memorable experiences and making a difference in the lives of all those we interact with – our teams, our clients, our customers, and our communities.

Mobilizing Dreams

Mobilizing Dreams™ is our commitment to mobilize our hospitality expertise and resources to help our associates, their families and kids in the local communities overcome obstacles and fulfill their dreams.

We invest financial resources, dedicate the skills of our employees and develop partnerships that enhance the communities where we live and work.

Make a Wish

Through the Towne Park Foundation, we make grants and engage our volunteers in three Mobilizing Dreams focus areas:

  • Dreams for Kids: creating VIP experiences for kids facing health obstacles so they can experience moments of joy
  • Dream Scholars: providing access to scholarships and training so Towne Park associates and their families can achieve their goals
  • Dreams Restored: rallying to help associates get the financial and personal support they need in crisis situations so they can move beyond hardship

We believe it is our responsibility to contribute and make an impact in the communities we so proudly serve and build vibrant, sustainable neighborhoods for all.

Towne Park Foundation

Since the Towne Park Foundation’s inception, more than a million dollars has been invested in local and children’s non-profits, scholarships for higher education and support of our employees in times of hardship.

Associates at hospital

Dreams Restored – Employee Relief Fund

The unprecedented challenge of the Covid-19 pandemic had an immediate impact on our teams, families and our communities. We have been committed to doing what we can to take care of our associates during these very difficult times. Through the Towne Park Foundation’s Employee Relief Fund, we are proud to have contributed $300,000 to support former and current associates experiencing hardship due to the crisis and help them bridge the gap.

At Towne Park we support and care for each other. We want to offer a special acknowledgment and thank you to our many employees who made personal contributions to the fund to support their colleagues in need.

Your much needed help and generosity during this extremely difficult time is an amazing gesture. I felt such a great relief when I opened the mail and saw the check. -- Towne Park Associate, Austin Texas
2021 Dream Scholars

2021 Dream Scholar recipient Mena Habib, a Guest Service Associate with the Gaylord Opryland in Nashville, TN.

2021 Dream Scholar Recipients

Christopher Enriquez, Son of Ulysses Enriquez, Guest Service Associate
Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio, CA

Christopher, the son of Guest Service Associate Ulysses Enriquez who has worked at Fantasy Springs Casino in Indio, CA since 2015, has always had a passion for people and science. As a freshman at Stanford University, he will study molecular biology with the hope of pursuing a career researching treatments for patients diagnosed with HIV and AIDS. Christopher says the scholarship will help him to continue to pursue his education without the burden of additional loans or financial aid. In high school, Christopher earned multiple musical honors and played in several school and state orchestras all while earning a 4.5 GPA. Christopher graduated in 2021 and was named Suma Cum Laude and an AP scholar.

Jocelyn Betancourt, Guest Service Associate
St. Joseph Hospital, Denver, CO

A junior at Regis University in Denver, Joceyln is living her passion for kids and teaching by pursuing her degree in education with the goal of becoming an elementary school teacher in her parents’ hometown of Zacatecas, Mexico. As a Guest Service Associate at St. Joseph Hospital in Denver, Jocelyn works full-time, manages a full course load at school, and still finds time to volunteer in her community.

Mena Habib, Guest Service Associate
Gaylord Opryland, Nashville, TN

Mena Habib has a passion for problem solving and helping people. As a junior pursuing his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering at the University of Tennessee, he holds a GPA of 3.43. The Dream Scholars award will help Mena to continue his studies and support his graduation goals. After school, Mena plans to dedicate himself to his community in a position where he can build projects that connect and empower communities. He also wants to work directly with high school students and help them navigate the college application process, acquire financial aid and help them achieve their goals. An associate with Towne Park since 2018, Mena is well known among his team for his leadership skills and commitment to his colleagues and our guests.

Murphy McManama, Guest Service Associate
JW Marriott, Indianapolis, IN

Murphy is a junior at Purdue University and his studies support his goal of becoming a dental surgeon. He holds a GPA of 3.85 and his outstanding academic achievements were recognized this year when he was named to the Dean’s List for the College of Science. The Dream Scholars program will not only support the completion of his undergraduate studies but sets him up to attend dental school and then pursue a residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMFS), a profession that combines dental practices and expertise with surgical training to provide relief for a variety of diseases and injuries.

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