Jamul Casino teams up with JIV, donates $250,000 through Community Champions

December 19, 2023
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The Tribe supported more than four dozen organizations this year.

Jamul Casino and the Jamul Indian Village of California (JIV) Tribe recently gave close to $250,000 in charitable donations as part of a member-led Community Champions initiative.

The gifts are part of a philanthropic effort by the Tribe to “give back to the San Diego community and the local organizations that are making a difference in people's lives.”

Jamul Casino President and General Manager Mary Cheeks, who began the program, explain the Tribe’s motivation behind getting involved in providing aid to the local community.

She commented, "Community Champions is a great way for the Casino to come alongside our team members, encourage their participation in community service, and invest in the causes important to them.

"It's been a thrill to see this initiative really take off and become such a force for good in the community."

During this year’s Community Champions initiative, the Tribe gave to nearly four dozen organizations and causes, including the African American community, LGBTQ+ community, Wounded Warrior Project, Central Surf San Diego and the National Alliance on Mental Illness.

JIV Chairwoman Erica M. Pinto said, "It has been an honor to partner with so many organizations serving our community and be a part of their efforts to make a difference.  We look forward to continuing to support our region's underserved communities."

Jamul Casino first opened in 2016 and is operated by Jamul Indian Village Development Corporation (JIVDC) in San Diego County, California. The casino is currently home to more than 1,700 slot machines, 46 live table games, several restaurants, bars and lounges, as well as a poker room.


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