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 (Avril 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.

C'est la deuxième fois que Rosen a égalé les fonds recueillis par LHP. Last year, le corps étudiant a recueilli plus de $116,000 pour les victimes du séisme en Haïti, 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. Grâce à sa fondation, Il a aussi égalé ces fonds, en plus de mener de nombreuses autres activités de financement, la nourriture et les lecteurs d'approvisionnement dans le cadre de son programme plus vaste Relief-rebuild-Sustain pour Haïti. Globalement, la Fondation Harris Rosen a recueilli près d'un million de dollars pour les victimes du séisme en Haïti et continue de travailler sur le développement du low-cost, eco-friendly Petit Haïti Maison de Village.

En raison de ses salaires concurrentiels et des programmes de prestations associé exceptionnel, including the onsite Rosen Medical Center, wellness programs, programmes de développement de l'éducation et de la langue continue, Rosen Hotels & Resorts has one of the lowest associate turnover rates in the hotel industry. Le financement de la Fondation Harris Rosen a permis la création du projet Tangelo Park, qui dispose d'une connexion préscolaire, l'éducation collégiale et professionnelle aux jeunes défavorisés; l'Université de Rosen College of Hospitality Management de la Floride centrale; et le Jack et Lee Rosen Southwest Orlando Centre communautaire juif. La Fondation contribue également à de nombreuses organisations caritatives à travers la Floride centrale et au-delà de chaque année.

The Rosen Hotels & Resorts family includes three award-winning convention properties, Rosen Plaza, Centre Rosen Rosen Shingle Creek et, et quatre propriétés de loisirs dans le corridor touristique Orlando, y compris le Quality Inn International, Rosen Inn Closest to Universal, Rosen Inn at Pointe Orlando et Clarion Inn Lake Buena Vista.

Pour plus d'informations, visiter www.rosenhotels.com ou appelez 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.