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Terry Fator and MGM Resorts International to Honor Public Education Foundation

July 7, 2010 by  

Unparalleled ventriloquist Terry Fator has partnered with MGM Resorts International to pay tribute to The Public Education Foundation (PEF) with a special performance of Terry Fator: Ventriloquism in Concert Sunday, Aug. 1 at 7:30 p.m. inside the Terry Fator Theatre at The Mirage. On behalf of Terry Fator and MGM Resorts International, all proceeds of the show along with a $350,000 contribution will be made to benefit PEF.

Tickets are priced at $129, $99, $79 and $59, plus tax and service fees are now on sale. To charge by phone call (800) 963-9634 or (702) 792-7777. Tickets also are available for purchase at The Mirage Box Office and online at www.mirage.com and www.ticketmaster.com.

“Any chance that I can help out the community, which supported me since signing at The Mirage, is something that I take great pride in,” said Terry Fator. “MGM Resorts International has been so supportive of The Public Education Foundation through the years and I am glad to be a part of their efforts this year!”

The Public Education Foundation is a nonprofit organization that mobilizes global and community resources to support and impact public education through initiatives, programs and promising practices. All funding and donations received each year support public education in Southern Nevada. MGM Resorts International supports The Public Education Foundation through donations and employee volunteer projects, assisting the foundation’s programs and initiatives in improving student performance and educational opportunities.

Chairman and CEO of MGM Resorts International, Jim Murren, said, “MGM Resorts International would like to thank Terry Fator for his support of The Public Education Foundation. We believe it is the responsibility of the entire community to improve public education in Southern Nevada and we applaud Terry for joining our company in leading the effort.”

Judi Steele, president of The Public Education Foundation said, “We are extremely grateful for the generosity of Terry Fator and MGM Resorts International as this donation will make a significant and measurable difference in the lives of our public school children. As our longtime partners in education, MGM Resorts International and Jim Murren recognize the power of public-private partnerships and how they play a critical role improving public education by helping us create high-quality educational opportunities for all children.”

MGM Resorts International has donated more than $1 million dollars to The Public Education Foundation. These monetary contributions have been applied to the foundation’s programs in an effort to strengthen the social and academic growth of students. Additionally, MGM Resorts International was one of the first local companies to support the Empowerment School program, a model designed to improve learning and student performance through a collaborative partnership that includes students, parents, community members and school staff.

For more information on The Public Education Foundation, please call (702) 799-1042 or visit online at www.thepef.org.

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