The Mohegan Tribe has long been committed to good relations with our neighbors near and far, and continue to uphold this today as an integral part of our values and identity. Each year, our business entities participate in hundreds of community support initiatives in each of the communities in which they operate.
In Connecticut, several Mohegan Tribal members sit on the Board of Directors of the United Way of Southeastern Connecticut and dozens more volunteer their time. Each year, Tribal members and employees are actively engaged in food drives, food packaging events and distributions, Read Across America Day, holiday toy drives and distributions, Day of Caring and much more. Mohegan Sun is a Platinum level United Way Corporate Benefactor and sponsors a “loaned employee” each year to assist United Way staff. For these efforts and more, Mohegan Sun was awarded the Chairman's Award of Excellence in 2015; the Community Leader of the Year Award in 2016 and United Way’s highest honor, the Chairman’s Award of Excellence, in 2017. In addition, they received a "Breakthrough" Award for topping the $100,000 mark in overall giving.
Mohegan Sun Pocono is a key partner to hundreds of local organizations in Northeastern Pennsylvania. In 2015 they were awarded the NEPA Alliance Regional Leadership Award and in that same year, donated three times as much to charitable organizations as their closest competitor.
In Atlantic City, Resorts Casino Hotel contributes to its community, including an annual donation of turkeys to the Community FoodBank of New Jersey, providing event space for dozens of charitable events each year, and supporting the United States Marine Corps Reserve’s Toys For Tots program. In 2015, nearly $100,000 in financial contributions were made locally—a milestone achievement given Resorts’ previous economic challenges.
With heart disease as the leading cause of death of Mohegan Tribal members, the Mohegan Tribe’s partnership with the American Heart Association is of key importance. In 2016, for the first time in its quarter-century history, the Eastern Connecticut Heart Walk made its home on the Mohegan Reservation, where it was again held in 2017 and co-chaired by Chairman Kevin Brown “Red Eagle” and Chief Lynn Malerba. In 2016 Team Mohegan raised over $110,000; the entire event raised over $315,000, making it one of the Top 5 fundraisers in the 8-state region and in the Top 100 across the United States. In 2017, Team Mohegan contributed over $115,000 toward the walk’s total proceeds of more than $300,000.