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Aging Gracefully

InterContinental Bali Resort Donates US$40,000 to Bali Life Foundation

(11/24/2013) To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the InterContinental Bali Resort, the management of the property presented a US$20,000 check to the Bali Life Foundation. In a festive mood, the Media Group and China Sonangol - owners of the resort, added a matching check to bring the total contribution to US$40,000.

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InterContinental Bali Resort has supported the work of the Bali Life Foundation with its outreach programs for street children, children’s homes, women’s refuge, education and sustainability.

Piter Panjaitan, Director, Bali Life Foundation, remarked on the donation and the work of his organization, saying: “Our vision is to provide hope, dignity, and purpose to children who have been orphaned, abandoned, or rejected. By supporting our work you have helped us to fulfill this vision in the most tangible way. You have also contributed towards establishing a home for them, in which they shall continue to thrive, heal, and grow towards their respective destinies. The work of Bali Life is only made possible by the generosity, support, and partnership of groups of people such as InterContinental Bali Resort, Media Group and China Senangol. We are humbled by your involvement in Bali Life Foundation.”

Responding, Michel Chertouh, general manager of the InterContinental Bali Resort, commented: “For twenty years, InterContinental Bali Resort has contributed significantly to the hospitality industry and the local community in Bali. We have a strong Corporate Social Responsibility program in place. This entails carrying our initiatives that support the local community and taking eco-friendly measures to reduce its overall impact on the surrounding environment. We make a difference in the lives of those that we touch every day.”

Over 400 dignitaries, owning company representatives, travel partners and media personalities attended the 20th anniversary celebratory party held on Saturday, November 16, 2013.

Shown on Balidiscovery.com from left to right: Michel Chertouh - Area General Manager of InterContinental Bali Resort, Amadeo Zarzosa - Director of Operations Resorts Asia Australasia, Piter Panjaitan – Director, Bali Life Foundation, Rerie Moerdijat - Deputy Chairman Media Group, Alain Fanaie - CEO China Sonangol and Marcella Sapardan - Head of Hospitality, Media Group.

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