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Beau Rivage named Red Cross partner of year

Beau Rivage Resort & Casino has been named the most valued corporate partner of the year by the local chapter of American Red Cross.

The Beau Rivage has given to the American Red Cross Southeast Mississippi Chapter in many ways, said John McFarland, executive director of Red Cross Southeast Mississippi Chapter. This includes board leadership, employee volunteer work and support for the Red Cross RendezVIEW.

For seven years the company has underwritten the total cost of the Moonlight & Magnolias Gala, the biggest fundraiser of the year, raising more than $500,000 for the chapter. The "Dancing with the Stars" themed event pairs local community leaders with professional dance instructors and participants practice for weeks before performing on the big night. The 2015 event raised more than $98,000 for the Southeast Mississippi Chapter.

The Red Cross also presented the Beau Rivage with a certificate for being one of the top givers for the Ready365 Giving Program. As a Gold Level sponsor, contributing more than $50,000, the Beau Rivage helps insure the local chapter is ready to provide shelter, medical necessities and other aid to the community all year.

-- Mary Perez/Sun Herald