Bridges Annual Gala - celebrating success - building for the future

We'll gather this year on June 11 at the brand new Washington Marriott Marquis. Please join us!

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Annual USBLN conference focused on preparing youth with disabilities for the workforce

Mr. Richard Marriott, Chairman of the Board of Host Hotels and Resorts and President and Trustee of the Marriott Foundation, and Mr. Mike Corbo, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Mitsubishi Electric US Elevator/Escalator Division, headlined a lively lunch discussion on preparing young people with disabilities for the workforce. The symposium addressed an audience of 600 business leaders at the annual USBLN® conference in Los Angeles today.

08-20-13A Solid Foundation for Opportunity
Bill Marriott blogs about Bridges

Years ago, when our company was first beginning to add hotels to our business, my dad would scout locations for new hotels by watching the traffic across the bridges of Washington. He would say they would never move the bridges. He knew that a hotel built near a bridge or a Hot Shoppe near a bridge would always have steady traffic, and the opportunity for new customers every day.

How appropriate then, that so many years later, the Marriott Foundation for People With Disabilities would launch a program that would provide thousands of young people with mental, physical and cognitive challenges the training and opportunities they need to find solid employment and build their careers – and that it would be named “Bridges From School to Work.”

07-02-13Celebrating the Life of Stephen Garff Marriott

Stephen Garff Marriott passed away on Sunday, June 23, 2013, after a prolonged battle with a degenerative mitochondrial disease. Until his death, Stephen served on the board of the Marriott Foundation for People with Disabilities.