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Caribe Royale Owner Donates $3 Million to Give Kids the World

Written By Scott Joseph On March 3, 2014

 SierraLandRibbon1 edited copyFrom left, Pamela Landwirth, president, Give Kids The World; Jim Geary, vice president and chief financial officer, Sierra Land Group, Inc.; Dirk Heim, vice president, Sierra Land Group, Inc.; Shirley Hough, president and chief executive officer, Sierra Land Group, Inc.; Eric Rosenbaum, vice president, Sierra Lodgings, Inc.; Daniel Freeberg, vice president and chairman of the board, Sierra Land Group, Inc.; and Mitch Goldberg, vice president, operations, Give Kids The World

The Don and Lorraine Freeberg Foundation, a California organization, has pledged $3 million for expansion of Give Kids the World Village in Kissimmee. Don Freeberg was the founder of Sierra Land Group, which owns and manages three all-suite hotel properties in Orlando, including the Caribe Royale, home of the Venetian Room restaurant.

Last month Sierra Land Group’s president and CEO. Shirley Hough, presented a check for $1 million to Pamela Landwirth, president of Give Kids the World, a charitable organization that offers accommodations and travel assistance to children with special needs. Hough also pledged an additional $2 million over the next two years. The money will be used for building expansions at the Village.

The Freeberg Foundation gave GKTW $380,000 in 2013, and employees of the Orlando hotels, which also include Buena Vista Suites and Embassy Suites Orlando-Lake Buena Vista South, raised an additional $100,000 through fundraising activities.

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