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MASHANTUCKET, CT (January 16, 2017) – The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and Foxwoods® Resort Casino raised over $140,000 during the 2016 MPTN Giving Campaign, an annual fundraising effort to support community members in need. Local beneficiaries included United Way of Southeastern Connecticut and their partner agencies, and Foxwoods’ Employee Emergency Assistance Fund which received $108,251 and $33,433, respectively. Additionally, Foxwoods’ fourth annual “Stuff the Bus” campaign collected over 15,000 new, unwrapped children’s toys, blankets, winter coats and other essentials for United Way of Southeastern Connecticut’s “Tommy Toy” Fund program.



“We are humbled to aid local organizations with missions to help those who need it most, and are grateful for the generosity of our team members, guests and community members who have made this year’s collective contribution possible,” said Chairman Rodney Butler of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation. “The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and Foxwoods embrace an ongoing commitment to give back to the community through our longstanding partnerships and programs, including United Way of Southeastern Connecticut and our Employee Emergency Assistance Fund.”


United Way of Southeastern Connecticut is a local, non-profit organization located in New London, Connecticut. Through research, the organization has found that certain areas within the community require careful attention in order to thrive. In support of New London County, the United Way of Southeastern Connecticut accordingly addresses at least one of these priority areas, including community wellness, thriving children, basic needs, and promoting independence, when allocating donation funds.


The Employee Emergency Assistance Fund was created by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and Foxwoods to help aide eligible team members in times of personal financial crisis due to unexpected and emergency events. It is designed to address sudden, unexpected and critical catastrophes such as a family crisis, acute illness, natural disaster or fire.  Team members are able to rely on funds that have been generously donated to the program through employee and non-employee contributions in their greatest time of need.


To learn more about the charitable organizations the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and Foxwoods Resort Casino support, visit


About the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation

The Mashantucket Pequots are a native Algonquin people in southeastern Connecticut who endured centuries of conflict and survival on the oldest continuously occupied reservation in the U.S. (est. 1666). As the first native people within the continental United States to survive attempted genocidal massacre by European immigrants (1637), the Mashantucket Pequots have an unprecedented story of restoration, which is exhibited at their world-class Museum and Research Center ( For more information, visit


About Foxwoods Resort Casino

25 Years Proud: Since 1992, Foxwoods Resort Casino has offered guests The Wonder Of It All as the premier resort destination in the Northeast.  As the largest resort casino in North America, Foxwoods offers a vast array of gaming in seven casinos, AAA Four-Diamond hotels, restaurants from gourmet to quick service, world-renowned spas, award-winning golf, state-of-the-art theaters, and exclusive retailers. Foxwoods is owned and operated by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and was the first full-service casino built on an Indian reservation, pioneering a nationwide tribal gaming movement that now includes hundreds of casinos across the U.S. For more information on Foxwoods and the property’s 25th anniversary celebrations, visit