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The Cordish Companies, Live! Casino & Hotel Maryland and the Anne Arundel County Local Development Council present $18.8 million in local impact and community grants for fiscal year 2024

Hanover, MD – The Cordish Companies, Live! Casino & Hotel Maryland and the Anne Arundel County Local Development Council (LDC) today awarded more than $18.8 million in local impact and community grants to organizations in Anne Arundel County for Fiscal Year 2024. The recipients were honored at a grantee ceremony, held today at the Event Center at Live!


This year’s grants bring the total funds generated by Live! Casino & Hotel in support of Anne Arundel County organizations to more than $222 million since the casino opened 11 years ago.


Cordish Gaming Chief Financial Officer Travis Lamb, Maryland State Senator Pam Beidle, Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman, and members of the Local Development Council (LDC) presented the grants to recipients including County and municipality operational and capital programs, community grants to support human services, community revitalization and beautification, and programs to enhance quality education services and opportunities throughout the Anne Arundel County community. The grant awards were suggested by the LDC to the County Executive, who included the recommendations in his FY2024 Budget.  


“For over a decade, Live! Casino & Hotel Maryland and The Cordish Companies have prioritized giving back to our local community where our guests and Team Members live and work,” said Travis Lamb, CFO of Cordish Gaming. “These grants are vital to the organizations and groups in Anne Arundel County and we are proud to be able to make such an impactful contribution to this region.”


“We are grateful to have Live! Casino & Hotel’s sustained loyalty and commitment to our partnership for the past several years. With their support, we have been able to provide local Anne Arundel County residents with impactful capital projects as well as critical resources and services through the work of food banks, social services, workforce development, education programs, public safety and more. We are happy to see the positive impact of the LDC’s continued partnership with Live! flourish in the community,” said Karen McJunkin, LDC Chairperson.


“I want to thank Live! Casino & Hotel Maryland, The Cordish Companies, and the Local Development Council for their contribution to the organizations and programs that serve Anne Arundel County,” said County Executive Pittman. “This funding supports local projects, county agencies and nonprofits that provide vital resources to residents in need.”



 The Local Impact Grant Recipients
for Fiscal Year 2024 include

Anne Arundel County Fire Department


Anne Arundel County Police Department


Anne Arundel County Department of Public Works


Anne Arundel Community College


BWI Community Foundation, Inc.


Anne Arundel County Library System


Anne Arundel County Food Bank


Stillmeadows Condo Association


Anne Arundel County Recreation and Parks


Fort Meade Alliance


Anne Arundel Workforce Development


Anne Arundel County Partnership for Children, Youth, and Families


Anne Arundel County Department of Transportation


Chesapeake Lighthouse Foundation


Anne Arundel County Public Library Foundation


Boys & Girls Clubs of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County


Sarah’s House


Kingdom Kare Family Support Center


HOPE For All


Annapolis Maritime Museum


Christian Assistance Program


Kingdom Kare Mentoring Program


Partners in Care, Inc


Assistance League of the Chesapeake


Start the Adventure in Reading (STAIR)


FY 2024 Grand Total:



Recipients of the over $400,000 in Community Non-Profit Grants include the following:


 Anne Arundel Conflict Resolution Center 

$40,000 for human services


Housing Commission of Anne Arundel County 

$40,000 for human services


My Life Foundation 

$38,825 for human services


Special Olympics

$15,000 for human services


Dorchester View Homeowners Assoc. 

$30,000 for beautifying the community


Severn Crest Homeowners Assoc. 

$39,350 for beautifying the community


St. Mark’s United Methodist Church 

$25,000 for beautifying the community


The Enclave at Arundel Preserve Homeowners Assoc. 

$25,000 for beautifying the community



$25,000 for enhancing education


Grow Home 

$25,000 for enhancing education


Opportunity Builders

$40,000 for enhancing education


New Kingdom Faith Christian Church 

$40,000 for enhancing education


The Complete Player Charity

$40,000 for enhancing education



LDC impact

The Local Development Council was established in Anne Arundel County after the opening of Live! Casino & Hotel on June 6, 2012. Appointed by the County Executive, the Local Development Council consists of 15 members to serve and advise the County on recommendations for the distribution and expenditure of revenues raised at Live! Casino & Hotel through local impact grants. Arundel Community Development Services, Inc. (ACDS) manages the $18 million budget process and serves as the grant administrator on behalf of Anne Arundel County and the Local Development Council. 


Since its formation in 2012, the LDC has awarded more than $222 million in grants towards county operational and capital programs, and community grants. 


Non-profit organizations and community associations doing work within a three-mile radius of Live! Casino & Hotel are eligible to apply for a FY25 LDC Community Grant. If interested, please visit the County’s website or email for more information. Applications for Community Grants will open in early November.


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About Live! Casino & Hotel Maryland

The four-time AAA Four Diamond rated Live! Casino & Hotel Maryland is one of the largest and most luxurious commercial casinos in the country. Offering guests a range of activities including gaming, entertainment, world-class dining and hotel accommodations, Live! Casino & Hotel is consistently ranked the top tourist attraction in the state. Located between Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, and adjacent to the popular Arundel Mills Mall, the property features one of the area’s biggest entertainment venues, The HALL at Live!, along with Maryland’s #1 Sportsbook with partner FanDuel at Sports & Social Maryland. Other amenities include 183 live action table games, a large Poker Room, approximately 4,000 slot machines, two High Limit Rooms, and the Orchid Gaming & Smoking Patio. The award-winning hotel features 310 luxury guest rooms and The Cordish Art Collection complete with more than 40 pieces of contemporary art from world-renowned artists including Andy Warhol. Multiple dining options and guest services round out the experience at Live! Casino & Hotel Maryland. Live! Casino & Hotel Maryland is owned and operated by a company that is affiliated with The Cordish Companies. More information can be found at

About The Cordish Companies  

The Cordish Companies’ origins date back to 1910 and encompass four generations of privately-held, family ownership. During the past ten decades, The Cordish Companies has grown into a global leader in Commercial Real Estate; Entertainment Districts; Sports-Anchored Developments; Gaming; Hotels; Residential Properties; Restaurants; International Development; Coworking Spaces; and Private Equity. One of the largest and most respected developers in the world, The Cordish Companies has been awarded an unprecedented seven Urban Land Institute Awards for Excellence for public-private developments that are of unique significance to the cities in which they are located. The Cordish Companies has developed and operates highly acclaimed dining, entertainment and hospitality destinations throughout the United States, many falling under The Cordish Companies’ Live! Brand, highly regarded as one of the premier entertainment brands in the country. In gaming, The Cordish Companies has developed among the most successful casino hotel resorts in the world including the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa and Live! Casino & Hotel Maryland. Welcoming over 55 million visitors per year, these developments are among the highest profile dining, entertainment, gaming, hotel and sports-anchored destinations in the country. Over the generations, The Cordish Companies has remained true to the family’s core values of quality, entrepreneurial spirit, long-term personal relationships, and integrity. As a testimony to the long-term vision of its family leadership, The Cordish Companies still owns and manages virtually every business it has created. For more information visit or follow us on Twitter.  

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For Further Information:

Renee Mutchnik
Live! Casino & Hotel Maryland
(410) 979-9035 

Sarah Kruhm
Stanton Communications
(410) 800-8145 (cell)