Resort Surpasses $1 Billion in Contributions to Maryland Education Trust Fund Ahead of Sixth Anniversary

08 December 2022

The $1 billion milestone was generated through taxes on gaming revenue, supporting MGM National Harbor’s commitment to providing a positive community impact in Prince George’s County, the state of Maryland and the Washington metropolitan area.

“It seems like yesterday that MGM National Harbor was welcomed into this incredible community and given the opportunity to work alongside and serve the people of Maryland and Prince George’s County,” said MGM Resorts International CEO & President Bill Hornbuckle. “Our company is committed to supporting the future of education throughout the many communities we serve, and we’re honored to have MGM National Harbor contribute more than $1 billion to the Maryland Education Trust Fund. I couldn’t be prouder of the MGM National Harbor team for their incredible efforts the last six years and helping to make a meaningful, positive difference for the community.”

“Here at MGM National Harbor, we have always been focused on positively impacting the lives of our neighbors, team members and guests” said Melonie Johnson, MGM National Harbor President & COO. “Contributing to the Maryland Education Trust Fund in such a substantial way, and in such a short period of time, is a milestone we’re incredibly proud of. It’s been an amazing six years filled with so many successes, and we can’t wait to see what the next six years brings.”

MGM National Harbor has also supported the community through job creation, workforce development, a strong supplier diversity program and financial and in-kind giving to community organizations and local non-profits.

Highlights of MGM National Harbor’s six years include:

  • As of October 31, 2022, year-to-date minority business enterprise (MBEs) spend is more than $21 million.
  • The resort spent more than $164 million with MBEs since opening on December 8, 2016.
  • MGM National Harbor employs more than 3,200 people.
  • Over 1,700 promotions awarded to employees.
  • MGM National Harbor provided nearly $5.5 million in financial aid and in-kind support to local non-profits since opening in 2016.
  • Employees donated nearly 25,000 hours to community volunteer work since opening, with over 3,500 volunteer hours from nearly 250 employees in 2022 alone.


About MGM National Harbor

Located in an unrivaled setting, MGM National Harbor offers stunning panoramic views of the eastern shore of the Potomac River in Maryland. The $1.4 billion LEED® Gold Certified resort sits a short distance from Washington, D.C. to the north and historic sites, including George Washington’s Mount Vernon estate across the river in Virginia. The 24-story, 308-room resort features premier amenities and experiences for locals as well as visitors from around the world including a dynamic two-level casino with over 160,000 square feet of space that includes slots, table games and poker; a world-class spa and salon; an entertainment theater with flexible seating for up to 3,000; high-end branded retail; 50,000 square feet of meeting space; and restaurants from renowned local, national, and international chefs. MGM National Harbor is owned by MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM). For more information, visit or follow on Facebook and Twitter.


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