Think all that money spent by 320,000 people through the gates during the 16th annual Electric Daisy Carnival only goes into a massive glowstick fund for next year’s event? Think again, as Insomniac Events continues its Charitable Giving Initiative to assist local and national non-profits.
In 2011, Insomniac donated $75,000 from proceeds of the first EDC held in Las Vegas. Topping that today, $115,000 was presented to five different beneficiaries. Insomniac donated $1 from every ticket sold and $10 per guest list attendee. Insomniac CEO and Founder Pasquale Rotella, and Erika Raney, the company's communications director, were on hand during the check presentation ceremony held at the Cosmopolitan. Said Raney, “Thank you Las Vegas for hosting another year … we look forward to creating an even smoother event next year.”
The Clark County School District’s School-Community Partnership Program got $25,000 for its efforts to support transportation for students to after-school arts and music activities, a program “near and dear to our hearts,” said Raney. Another $25,000 went to the Injured Police Officers Fund to thank Metro for their assistance during the massive festival weekend, as well as an additional $25,000 to the Emergency Medicine Resident Research Fund that assists in on-site medical care during EDC.
Rock the Vote’s electronic dance-music extension, Spin the Vote, is aimed at activating and educating EDC’s demographic of 18-to-25-year-olds. Not only does the organization now have an on-site presence at all Insomniac festivals, but it received a $30,000 donation as well. An additional $10,000 was given to the Speedway Children’s Charities, Las Vegas Chapter, during their June 3 Drive for Charity Golf Tournament.
“Insomniac is really, really grateful to be part of the Las Vegas electronic dance-music community,” Raney said.