Corporate Social Responsibility

Churchill Downs Incorporated (CDI), following a long tradition of Churchill Downs' corporate social responsibility, has been a committed community partner for decades and has had significant impact on the many cities in which CDI operates.

Nurturing our neighbors through engaged, consistent and positive community relations is something CDI cares about deeply.  Through CDI Community Relations and the CDI Foundation, now working as "Churchill Charities," up to $2 million in financial and in-kind contributions are annually directed toward nonprofit entities that assist our industry, public health and welfare, education and the arts programs which benefit our communities.

With more than 4,500 full time CDI employees nationwide, we are proud of the tens of thousands of volunteer hours our team members put forth each year.  Their community service includes mentoring youth through Junior Achievement, building houses for Habitat for Humanity, participating in the Big Brothers/Big Sisters Program, therapeutic riding volunteerism, serving food to the homeless through The Salvation Army, helping neighborhood schools and assisting organizations with legal, public relations, graphic and accounting skills, to name a few.

CDI's Community Relations representatives are placed in the communities we call "home."  You can contact a member of our extended Community Relations team through the means listed below:

Arlington Park
Howard Sudberry
Senior Director of Marketing and Communications
2200 Euclid Ave.
Arlington Heights, IL 60006
(847) 385-7740
Howard.Sudberry@arlingtonpark.com

Calder Casino & Race Course
Garth Williams
21001 NW 27th Avenue
Miami Gardens, FL 33056
(305) 625-1311 
Garth.Williams@Calderracecourse.com 

Churchill Downs Incorporated and Foundation
Dana Johnson
Senior Director of Corporate Responsibilty and Community Affairs
600 N. Hurstbourne Pkwy Suite 400
Louisville, KY 40222
(502) 636-4400
dana.johnson@kyderby.com

Churchill Downs Racetrack
John Asher
Vice President, Racing Communications
700 Central Avenue
Louisville, KY 40208
(502) 636-4400
john.asher@kyderby.com

Dana Johnson
Senior Director of Corporate Responsibilty and Community Affairs
600 N. Hurstbourne Pkwy Suite 400
Louisville, KY 40222
(502) 636-4400
dana.johnson@kyderby.com

Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots
Sandra Salmen
Community Relations Manager
1751 Gentilly Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 948-1150
sandra.salmen@fgno.com

Harlow's Casino Resort & Hotel and Riverwalk Casino Hotel
Dana Johnson
Senior Director of Corporate Responsibilty and Community Affairs
600 N. Hurstbourne Pkwy Suite 400
Louisville, KY 40222
(502) 636-4400
dana.johnson@kyderby.com