MSG Entertainment actively engages with and supports the communities we serve through a variety of important initiatives.
We are proud to play a leadership role organizing extraordinary events such as opening The Garden’s doors in February 2020 to 18,000 New York City public school students for an exclusive, free performance of the Broadway production of “To Kill a Mockingbird,” and the “12-12-12” benefit concert organized post-Superstorm Sandy, which raised more than $50 million for hurricane victims. In addition to these events, the Company provides funding annually to various non-profit organizations across the country, as well as in-kind contributions such as tickets, promotional items, and food to schools, charities and community-based organizations in the local area. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Company worked with dozens of local restaurants and charities to donate over 100,000 meals to families in need. In addition, MSG Entertainment is also a long-time supporter of the Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research, the nation’s largest private supporter of pancreatic cancer research, which has directed more than $200 million to research and assembled the best scientific minds to help find a cure.
MSG Entertainment’s ongoing commitment to the community is further illustrated through the Garden of Dreams Foundation, a non-profit charity dedicated to bringing life changing opportunities to young people in need. In partnership with Madison Square Garden Entertainment Corp., Madison Square Garden Sports Corp. and Sphere Entertainment Co., Garden of Dreams provides young people in our communities with access to scholarships; educational and skills opportunities; mentoring programs; and memorable experiences that enhance their lives, help shape their futures and create lasting joy. Specific initiatives include the Inspire Scholarship program, which provides high school seniors with financial assistance, and “MSG Classroom,” an Emmy award-winning educational initiative that teaches high school students about the media industry through hands-on learning opportunities in areas such as broadcasting, script writing and production. All of the Foundation’s activities target young people facing illness or financial challenges, as well as children of uniformed personnel who have been lost or injured while serving our communities. Since it was established in 2006, Garden of Dreams has impacted nearly 400,000 young people and their families. More information is available at www.gardenofdreamsfoundation.org/