Disney Vacation Club Announces $25,000 Contribution to Make-A-Wish® during Exclusive Performance of Disney’s Aladdin on Broadway

In honor of its 25th anniversary, Disney Vacation Club will help grant the wishes of children

with life-threatening medical conditions

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NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. (Oct. 3, 2016) -  Genie, played by Tony Award®-winning actor James Monroe Iglehart (center) embraces Wish Kid Myrrah Shapoo following a special performance of Disney’s hit Broadway musical, Aladdin, for Disney Vacation Club Members and their guests, as well as some friends and families from Make-A-Wish. 

NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. (Oct. 4, 2016) – As part of Disney Vacation Club’s 25th Anniversary, the Genie from Disney’s hit Broadway musical, Aladdin, stepped outside his standard three-wish limit for some very brave children following an exclusive performance for Disney Vacation Club Members and their guests at the New Amsterdam Theatre in New York City on Sunday. 

Disney Vacation Club Senior Vice President and General Manager Ken Potrock together with an unforgettable friend and magic maker, Genie, played by Tony Award®-winning actor James Monroe Iglehart, surprised audience members on stage to announce that Disney Vacation Club is contributing $25,000 to Make-A-Wish®  - a nonprofit organization dedicated to granting the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions.

“Wishes are granted every night at Aladdin,” said Potrock. “For more than three decades, Disney and Make-A-Wish America have also joined together to grant thousands of wishes. And, in honor of 25 magical years of Disney Vacation Club, we’re proud to continue our support of granting wishes, giving children the emotional and physical support to fight their illness,” said Potrock.

The donation was presented as part of Disney Vacation Club’s 25th Anniversary following the performance of Aladdin in front of an audience full of Disney Vacation Club Members and some friends and families from Make-A-Wish.  

“We are honored to have Disney Vacation Club, as part of their 25th Anniversary, recognize the importance wishes play in the lives of wish kids and their families,” said David Williams, president and CEO of Make-A-Wish America. “Disney’s continued support gets us closer to our vision of granting the wish of every eligible child.”

Make-A-Wish and The Walt Disney Company have granted more than 100,000 Disney-related wishes to children with life-threatening illnesses for more than 35 years. Disney-themed wishes have included magical experiences at the Disney theme parks, voyages aboard Disney Cruise Line and even special backstage visits to television and movie sets. Annually, Disney contributes more than $15 million to Make-A-Wish in charitable cash giving, in-kind and product contributions.     

ABOUT DISNEY VACATION CLUB

Disney Vacation Club is a flexible vacation-ownership program that helps families enjoy both the magic of Disney and savings on Disney vacations for decades to come. By purchasing a real estate interest in a Disney Vacation Club resort, families can choose from among a variety of vacation destinations, including a stay at any of the 13 Disney Vacation Club resorts or at thousands of other vacation options in destinations around the world. When purchasing directly from Disney, members can also take trips on one of the Disney Cruise Line ships or guided vacations with Adventures by Disney. Vacations at a Disney Vacation Club resort can last anywhere from one night to several weeks.

Reader Comments
Re: Disney Vacation Club Announces $25,000 Contribution to Make-A-Wish® during Exclusive -- KNWVIKING 2.0
2016 Oct 04 04:32:41 PM
Very cool.

I've often wondered - even discussed on a couple boards - why DVC never have a dump account where members with a handful of points they couldn't use or bank could donate to a cause like Make A Wish.
Re: Disney Vacation Club Announces $25,000 Contribution to Make-A-Wish® during Exclusive -- denlo
2016 Oct 04 09:19:30 PM
Nice touch DVC!
Re: Disney Vacation Club Announces $25,000 Contribution to Make-A-Wish® during Exclusive -- simbasmom
2016 Oct 05 01:50:26 PM
KNWVIKING 2.0 wrote:
Very cool.

I've often wondered - even discussed on a couple boards - why DVC never have a dump account where members with a handful of points they couldn't use or bank could donate to a cause like Make A Wish.

Yes, I wondered that too.
I know this is off-topic, but did anyone see the video of the genie on Broadway singing to the audience when Robin Williams died? It really brought chills.
Re: Disney Vacation Club Announces $25,000 Contribution to Make-A-Wish® during Exclusive -- sdlong329
2016 Oct 10 08:27:08 PM
Quote:
nice touch DVC

I see the donation is listed as coming from Disney Vacation Club. Is it just me, or is anyone else curious as to whether the donation was indeed from from Disney Vacation Club (the members), or from Disney Vacation Development (the developer)?
Re: Disney Vacation Club Announces $25,000 Contribution to Make-A-Wish® during Exclusive -- denlo
2016 Oct 11 09:59:26 PM
I would think it would have to be from the developer as all of the DVC funds are earmarked towards expenses.

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