The companies stand jointly at #4 in recognition of total contributions of more than $4.1 million to local charitable and business organizations in the Baltimore region in 2015, an increase of over half a million in contributions from 2014. "The Cordish Companies have long embraced a culture of giving and community service," said Zed Smith, Chief Operating Officer, The Cordish Companies. "From our executive team to our family of employees across the country, Cordish is committed to making a positive impact in the lives of those living and working in all markets where we do business through financial support and volunteer efforts to help meet the critical needs of the community." "At Live! Casino, we take philanthropy to heart and consider our community part of the extended Live! family," said Rob Norton, President, Cordish Global Gaming Group. "We are very proud to contribute to our community financially, through volunteerism, and by making our facilities at Live! Casino available to local organizations for fundraising activities and events." The Cordish Companies and Live! Casino & Hotel contribute regularly to a diverse group local charitable organizations in the Baltimore/DC area, including Johns Hopkins University; Susan G. Komen Maryland; the USO of Baltimore-Washington DC; the Casey Cares Foundation; the Capital Pride Alliance; the Anne Arundel Community College Foundation; the Anne Arundel and Capital Area Food Banks; Horizon Day Camp; the Blue Angels Foundation; the Anne Arundel County SPCA; and the American Red Cross, to name a few. The companies also sponsor numerous international non-profit and business organizations, which benefit regional Asian and Hispanic communities. In addition, employees of both The Cordish Companies and Live! Casino are actively engaged in philanthropic support and volunteerism on a regular basis, including delivering hundreds of turkeys every year to local food banks to help feed hungry families during the holiday season; the Race for the Cure each October to raise awareness in the fight against breast cancer; toy drives to benefit Toys for Tots; and uniquely, the Live! Table Games Dealers run the games during a huge Casino Night fundraiser hosted by the USO to benefit military families and programs.