Harris Rosen Foundation Partners with Orlando's Lake Highland Preparatory School to Raise $86,480 for Japan's Earthquake and Tsunami Victims

Hotelier and Philanthropist Matches Dollar for Dollar Funds Raised by Students

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ORLANDO (Abril 15, 2011) – Orlando hotelier Harris Rosen established the Harris Rosen Foundation because he wanted to give to those in need, but recently, he’s used his charitable organization as a means to encourage young people to give back as well.

Students at Lake Highland Preparatory School (LHPS) recently conducted several fundraisers to collect money for victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan and they asked Rosen, who serves as Orlando’s Honorary Consul General of Japan, to match what they raised. Through a Japanese Relief Benefit concert and other small fundraisers, the students of LHPS raised an astounding $43,240. Rosen, true to his word, matched the amount dollar for dollar.

The benefit concert was held March 27 with more than 200 students showcasing their talents in music, theatre and dance, including numbers from The Wizard of Oz, Oliver and Alice in Wonderland. The ensemble cast was joined by two internationally recognized players of the koto (a Japanese stringed instrument) who were accompanied by two students who did a traditional Japanese dance. There was no admission charge for the performance, but donations of any size were accepted.

Many of the school's 2,030 students gathered at an outdoor assembly on April 11, along with Mr. Rosen, to present their combined check of $86,480 for Japanese Relief. The businessman and philanthropist congratulated the students on their fundraising success and also gave a word of advice, "As you become more and more successful in life, be sure to find a way to use that success to help others."

Through his connections as Honorary Consul General, Rosen will help determine how to best put the donation to use.

Esta es la segunda vez que Rosen ha igualado los fondos recaudados por PSCs. Last year, los estudiantes recaudaron más de $116,000 para las víctimas del terremoto en Haití, another cause near and dear to Rosen’s heart as more than one third of Rosen Hotels & Resorts® associates are Haitian or of Haitian descent. A través de su fundación, que también igualó los fondos, Además de la realización de otras numerosas recaudación de fondos, alimentación y unidades de alimentación como parte de su Relief-Reconstruir-Sustain programa más amplio para Haití. Total, la Fundación Harris Rosen ha recaudado cerca de un millón de dólares para Haití ayuda por el terremoto y continúa trabajando en el desarrollo del bajo costo, ecológico Little Haiti Casa de Pueblo.

Por sus salarios competitivos y excelente programa de beneficios asociado, including the onsite Rosen Medical Center, wellness programs, programas de desarrollo de la educación y el lenguaje continuas, Rosen Hotels & Resorts® has one of the lowest associate turnover rates in the hotel industry. La financiación de la Fundación Harris Rosen ha permitido la creación del Proyecto Parque Tangelo, que proporciona libre de preescolar, la universidad y la formación profesional para jóvenes desfavorecidos; la Universidad de Rosen Facultad de Administración Hotelera en la Florida Central; y Jack y Lee Rosen Centro Comunitario Judío de Southwest Orlando. La Fundación contribuye también a numerosas organizaciones de caridad en toda la Florida Central y más allá de cada año.

The Rosen Hotels & Resorts® family includes three award-winning convention properties, Rosen Plaza ®, Rosen Centre® and Rosen Shingle Creek®, y cuatro propiedades de ocio en el corredor turístico de Orlando, incluyendo el Quality Inn International, Rosen Inn Closest to Universal, Rosen Inn at Pointe Orlando y Clarion Inn Lake Buena Vista.

Para obtener más información, visitar www.rosenhotels.com o llame al 866-33-ROSEN.

Founded in 1970, Lake Highland Preparatory School is a coeducational, independent day school with two campuses totaling forty-two acres in the heart of Orlando. LHPS educates 2,030 students from grades Pre-K though 12 in a rigorous college preparatory program. The school is accredited by Florida Council of Independent Schools, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and Florida Kindergarten Council.