Look below for a press release from Oakton Community College:
DES PLAINES, IL (October 15, 2013) – In its ongoing focus on community partnerships, Rivers Casino is pleased to announce its donation of $150,000 to Oakton Community College for Des Plaines resident scholarships ( 1-year scholarships). The check presentation will take place on Monday, October 21st at 4:00 pm, in the main lobby at Oakton Community College’s Des Plaines campus, 1600 East Golf Road. Rivers Casino General Manager Bill Keena will present the check to Oakton Community College President Margaret Lee. Brief remarks will be made by Mayor of Des Plaines Matt Bogusz, Rivers Casino General Manager Bill Keena and Oakton Community College President Margaret Lee. "Since Rivers Casino opened in 2011, it has been a remarkable partner and a good neighbor, providing strong support for the College," said President Lee. "We are deeply grateful for this generous $150,000 grant, which will directly benefit the community, enabling Oakton to provide much-needed scholarships for students who live in Des Plaines -- Rivers' own backyard."
In 2013, Rivers Casino has awarded more than $1,000,000 in funding for educational based programs to 16 organizations in Des Plaines and across the greater Chicagoland area. “Rivers Casino believes in giving back to the community. We believe that education is the root of prosperity and allows each individual to reach their full potential,” said Bill Keena, General Manager of Rivers Casino.