From a press release:
For the past two years, Marriott hotels across the country have raised thousands of dollars for the Anthony J. Jannetti Nursing Scholarship Fund (administered under the Banner Health Foundation, Phoenix, Arizona) for nurses practicing advanced education. On November 1, 2005, in recognition of Marriott's past generosity, and in light of the hardships Marriott's New Orleans hotels and staff have endured following the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, Mr. Jannetti will make a special donation. He will redirect the $42,000 in funds intended for nursing scholarships towards Marriott associates and their families in New Orleans, who were displaced by Hurricane Katrina. Mr. Janetti and Mike Stengel, General Manager of the New York Marriott Marquis, will present the funds to Mark Sanders, Area General Manager for Marriott's New Orleans hotels, on behalf of the New Orleans Marriott Business Council. The Business Council is a group which is represented by General Managers of Marriott hotels in New Orleans and the surrounding area.
Wow, this is really something. Talk about the power of partnership—good job, Mr. Janetti!