Encore Boston Harbor the $2.6 billion Wynn Resorts casinos slated to open in Everette in next June, has pledged $10 million to civic and social programs over the next four years in an effort to “help those in need and improve the lives of residents in local communities” the company announced this on Tuesday.
Wynn Resorts, along with the Connor Family office, will create a community to identify programs that support at risk youth education, cultural enrichment and vibrant communities.
“It is not in our corporate DNA to just write a check for a donation or buy a table at charity event” Wynn Resorts CEO Matt Maddox said In a statement.
“We want to make an impactful difference in the lives of people and effect real and positive changes in our communities”.
“The $10 million dollar commitment and the partnership with connor family office, a charitable organization led by local businessman Jack Connors Jr. “will go a long way towards realizing our goal,” Maddox Said.
The announcement follows weeks of controversy for the company. Earlier this month, billionaire Steve Wynn sued the company he founded and a Massachusetts Gaming Commission, alleging that wynn resorts has improperly handed over privileged document to the commission for its investigation into sexual misconduct claims against him.