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The Harrah's Foundation Underwrites the AARP Foundation's Forum on Poverty and Aging

Thursday, June 3, 2010 General News J E 4
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WASHINGTON, June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Janet Beronio and Jan Jones, chair and vice chair of the Harrah's Foundation, today joined expert panels assembled by the AARP Foundation to explore the causes, consequences and potential community-based solutions to poverty and hunger. The forum was held today at AARP's Brickfield Center in Washington, D.C.

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"The Harrah's Foundation is deeply committed to older adult hunger issues and I was honored to have the opportunity to share our foundation's roadmap in hopes other members of the business community will join us to help bring an end to hunger in older Americans," said Jan Jones, vice chairperson of the Harrah's Foundation and senior vice president of communications and government relations for Harrah's Entertainment.

"The Harrah's Foundation has made a remarkable commitment to helping find solutions to the unique challenges that many older Americans face as they age," said Jo Ann Jenkins, AARP Foundation president.  "Their participation in today's discussion was crucial and we look forward to continuing that dialogue as we work together to help alleviate hunger in older Americans."

In June of 2009, the Harrah's Foundation donated $1.1 million to the AARP Foundation to help fund programs for caregivers.

ABOUT THE AARP FOUNDATION

The AARP Foundation is AARP's affiliated charity. Foundation programs provide security protection and empowerment for older persons in need. Low-income older workers receive the job training and placement they need to re-join the workforce. Free tax preparation is provided for low- and moderate-income individuals, with special attention to those 60 and older. The Foundation's litigation staff protects the legal rights of older Americans in critical health, long-term care, consumer and employment situations. Additional programs provide information, education and services to ensure that people over 50 lead lives of independence, dignity and purpose. Foundation programs are funded by grants, tax-deductible contributions and AARP. For more information about the AARP Foundation, please log on to www.aarp.org/foundation.

ABOUT THE HARRAH'S FOUNDATION

The Harrah's Foundation is a private, 501(c)(3) foundation established to provide financial support to qualified organizations in communities where Harrah's employees live and work.  Established in 2002, the Harrah's Foundation is funded by Harrah's Entertainment, Inc., portfolio of properties and supports social reinvestment programs by funding eligible 501(c)(3) organizations dedicated to seniors, education and civic programs.  Since its formation, the Harrah's Foundation has committed $40 million to nonprofit organizations throughout the United States. More information is available at http://www.harrahsfoundation.com.

SOURCE the Harrah's Foundation

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