Carnival Foundation Holds First Partner Appreciation Luncheon Aboard Carnival Vista at PortMiami
Carnival Corporation President and CEO Arnold Donald joins executives from top nonprofit organizations to celebrate partnerships
MIAMI (Jan. 31, 2018) — Carnival Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Carnival Corporation, held its first Partner Appreciation Luncheon Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018, aboard Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Vista at PortMiami. Approximately 120 presidents, CEOs and key executives from 65 different partner organizations across the United States attended the event.
Arnold Donald, president and CEO of Miami-based Carnival Corporation — the world’s largest leisure-travel company — joined Linda Coll, executive director of Carnival Foundation, as co-host of the luncheon.
“Carnival Foundation has been part of the community for more than 25 years, and until now we’ve never gotten all of our partners together to say thank you for all of the work that they do,” said Donald during a pre-lunch reception. “Carnival Foundation doesn’t just give financial support — it looks for long-term relationships. We are continually inspired by the commitment, creativity and passion of our partners.”
A highlight of the afternoon was a raffle donating two Carnival Cruise Line cruises for attendees to use for their organization’s fundraising efforts. Make-A-Wish was the winner of a three-, four-, or five-day cruise, while Sant La Haitian Neighborhood Center won a longer seven- or eight-day cruise.