SOURCE: Wyndham Worldwide

Wyndham Worldwide

September 23, 2010 09:01 ET

Starlight Children's Foundation Receives Donation From Wyndham Worldwide Foundation

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - September 23, 2010) -  Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN), one of the world's largest hospitality companies, is giving back to the community through a donation to the Starlight Children's Foundation in conjunction with the Wyndham Hotel Group's first global conference. 

A contribution of $100,000 was presented to Ron Leibow, the board chair for Starlight Children's Foundation, by chairman and chief executive officer of Wyndham Worldwide Stephen P. Holmes and president and chief executive officer of Wyndham Hotel Group Eric Danziger on behalf of the Wyndham Worldwide charitable foundation at the request of the company's Wishes by Wyndham philanthropic program.

"Children shape the future of our world," said Holmes. "With this in mind, our Wishes by Wyndham philanthropic program supports charities that focus on children. Starlight is a great organization and we are proud to assist them in helping improve the quality of life for seriously ill children around the world."

Wyndham Worldwide supports the Wyndham Worldwide charitable foundation, which assists and funds three signature charities: Starlight Children's Foundation, Christel House International and the Association of Hole in the Wall Camps. All three focus their efforts on improving the lives of children in need.

Starlight Children's Foundation, which helps seriously ill children and their families cope with their pain, fear and isolation through entertainment, education and family activities, is Wyndham Hotel Group's signature charity.

"Wyndham Hotel Group is proud of the work that we do with Starlight," said Danziger. "We seek to help our guests make great memories through vacation and Starlight focuses on helping families make special memories together to lift their spirits. It is a great partnership."

Wyndham Worldwide is continually focused on philanthropy and improving the lives of others. In that spirit, now through November 30, Wyndham Worldwide will donate $1.00 each time a new fan "likes" the Wyndham Worldwide Facebook page, up to $60,000. The total amount raised will be equally divided between Wyndham Worldwide's three signature charities.

About Wyndham Worldwide Corporation
As one of the world's largest hospitality companies, Wyndham Worldwide offers individual consumers and business-to-business customers a broad suite of hospitality products and services across various accommodation alternatives and price ranges through its premier portfolio of world-renowned brands. Wyndham Hotel Group encompasses nearly 7,200 hotels and approximately 607,000 hotel rooms worldwide. Wyndham Exchange & Rentals offers leisure travelers, including its 3.8 million members, access to over 80,000 vacation properties located in approximately 100 countries. Wyndham Vacation Ownership develops, markets and sells vacation ownership interests and provides consumer financing to owners through its network of over 155 vacation ownership resorts serving over 820,000 owners throughout North America, the Caribbean and the South Pacific. Wyndham Worldwide, headquartered in Parsippany, N.J., employs approximately 25,000 employees globally.

For more information about Wyndham Worldwide, please visit the Company's website at www.wyndhamworldwide.com.

About Starlight Children's Foundation™
When a child or teenager has a serious medical condition, everyone in the family is affected. For more than 25 years, Starlight Children's Foundation has been dedicated to helping seriously ill children and their families cope with their pain, fear and isolation through entertainment, education and family activities. Starlight's programs have been proven to distract children from their pain, help them better understand and manage their illnesses, and connect families facing similar challenges so that no one feels alone. Through a network of chapters and offices, Starlight provides ongoing support to children, parents and siblings in all U.S. states and Canadian provinces with an array of outpatient, hospital-based and Web offerings. Programs are also delivered internationally through affiliates in Australia, Japan and the United Kingdom. To learn more visit www.starlight.org.

Contact Information

  • CONTACT:

    Alyson Johnson
    Vice President, Communications
    Wyndham Worldwide
    973.753.6759
    alyson.johnson@wyn.com