Caesars Foundation Donates $20,000 to DOVESr Program charity

Harrah's Ak-Chin Casino Resort coordinates donation through Caesars Entertainment

Caesars Foundation has donated $20,000 to the DOVESr Program. The DOVES Program assists adults over the age of 50 who are victims of late-life domestic violence or elder abuse. Harrah's Ak-Chin Casino Resort coordinated the donation through Caesars Entertainment, the casino resort's parent company.
"We are so blessed and thankful to receive such a generous donation from Caesars and the team at Harrah's Ak-Chin," said Wendy Feldbauer, marketing director of Area Agency on Aging, Region One which helps provide services to the DOVES Program. "Our ability to care for victims long-term is crucial, but can be costly. This will help us provide for those in need."
The DOVES Program provides a safe-haven and resources needed to meet the unique needs of older victims of abuse. The men and women in the Program participate in group sessions, receive case management and support services, and are educated about the cycle of violence. Steps in the Program include emergency, transitional and interim housing to help the victims regain their self-sufficiency.
"Caesars Entertainment and locally here at Harrah's Ak-Chin have a long-standing reputation for volunteerism and support of our community," said Jane Stimmel, employee relations, training & development manager. "We were happy to coordinate the Foundation's donation to the DOVES program."
To learn more visit www.dovesprogram.org today.

More about Harrah's Ak-Chin

Harrah's Ak-Chin Casino opened in Maricopa, Arizona in December 1994 and was Arizona's first Indian casino to have a management partner. The 40,000-square-foot casino has everything you need for a thrilling gaming experience, with the largest selection of reel and video slots, video poker, table games from blackjack to World Series of Pokerr, Keno and Bingo. The Ak-Chin Bingo Hall has been totally remodeled and provides the latest in Bingo technology. Harrah's Ak-Chin has the only Bingo hall in the Harrah's organization, continuing the proud heritage of William F. Harrah, who opened his first Bingo hall in Reno in 1937.
Harrah's Ak-Chin is more than just a casino. In March 2001, Harrah's Ak-Chin opened its resort and now boasts 148 luxurious guestrooms, which come complete with all the amenities to make your stay a comfortable one. A hotel tower, currently under construction, will open summer 2011 and will double the number of available guest rooms on property.
Harrah's Ak-Chin was named a 2010 Most Admired Company by Arizona Business Magazine and BestCompaniesAZ, and Phoenix Business Journal has named the property one of the "Best Places to Work in the Valley" in 2008, 2009 and 2010. Harrah's Ak-Chin also ranked highest in gaming customer satisfaction among casinos in southern Arizona by J.D. Power and Associates' 2009 Indian Gaming Casino Satisfaction Study. For more information, please visit www.harrahsakchin.com.

About The Caesars Foundation

The Caesars Foundation is a private foundation funded by a percentage of operating income from Caesars Entertainment's resorts. The Foundation's objective is to strengthen organizations and programs in the communities where our employees and their families live and work. Nationally, the Caesars Foundation focuses on supporting the continued independence of health and wellness, and honoring older Americans. The Caesars Foundation also provides gifts that support sustainability programs that work to meet current needs without compromising the future. This includes projects and programs focused on reducing our carbon footprint, energy and water consumption and recycling. On the local level, the Caesars Foundation supports civic programs vital to the success of each of our communities, including organizations involved with education, children and families, adults, the environment, health care and the arts. For more information about the Caesars Foundation, please visit www.caesarsfoundation.com.