The Notes: Philanthropy, April 26, 2021

AT&T invested $100,000 in four Las Vegas-based nonprofits through its Believe Las Vegas initiative, including Uplift Foundation of Nevada, Latino Youth Leadership Conference, Leaders in Training and Ty’s Place, supporting Gentlemen by Choice and Teaching and Uniting Ladies to Inspire Positive Success.

Southern Highlands Preparatory School raised more than $53,000 for Kids Heart Challenge, setting records for all Nevada schools that are participating in the American Heart Association program that teaches kids how to live healthy for life.

United Way of Southern Nevada’s Women United invites the community to join a virtual celebration of the accomplishments of local women leaders during the 13th annual Women United Signature Event on April 23 at 4 p.m., featuring Carl Ray, celebrity makeup artist to former first lady Michelle Obama and Diane Von Furstenberg.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada received a donation of a maintenance vehicle by Southwest Gas. The panel van is being retired from the Southwest Gas fleet and comes complete with industrial-strength shelves for the club’s maintenance team. It will be used to help keep the 13 club locations safe and well-maintained.

The Chef Jeff Project and Neighborhood Housing Services of Southern Nevada teamed up to provide food and snacks for the front-line workers staffing the COVID-19 vaccine clinic at Canyon Springs High School in North Las Vegas. Brought together by North Las Vegas Fire Chief Joseph Calhoun, the Chef Jeff Project and NHSSN collaborated to feed North Las Vegas Fire and Police departments, Clark County School District nurses, military personnel, FEMA and volunteers.

The Engelstad Foundation awarded Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Las Vegas a $250,000 grant to provide a “home away from home” for families at the Ronald McDonald House, as well as dental services and education to children from low-income families throughout Nevada. Since 2012, the foundation has donated more than $1.7 million dollars to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Las Vegas, impacting the lives of more than 105,000 children and their families.

The Henderson Equality Center received a $20,000 sponsorship from Anthem to expand its large event center room that will be used for a multitude of events, with the primary goal of using it for a job readiness program.

PandMedic Solutions donated 10,000 medical-grade face masks to nonprofit CORE and to two Opportunity 180 partner schools—Futuro Academy and Democracy Prep at the Agassi campus.

The Source+, in partnership with Camp, a solventless cannabis cartridge brand, raised $8,450 for the Last Prisoner Project in February.

Comprehensive Cancer Centers donated $2,500 during UNLV’s #RebelsGive 2021 fundraising initiative to help support the work of Dr. Ernesto Abel-

in the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry. The donation will directly go to Abel-Santos’ research to develop anti-germinants to prevent C. diff infections.

Skye Canyon’s Fit Fest 2021 raised more than $3,000 for Kline Veterans Fund, a charitable organization providing financial assistance and other support to homeless, at-risk and indigent veterans and their families in Southern Nevada.

Bank of America has donated 250,000 masks and 400 cases of hand sanitizer to Southern Nevada nonprofits.

The Public Education Foundation announced a partnership with Penn National Gaming to create the Diversity Scholarship Program. The $1 million donation from Penn—which operates Tropicana Las Vegas and the M Resort—is part of the company’s commitment to promoting equity in post-secondary education opportunities for dependents of its team members who have financial needs. The foundation also partnered with the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians to distribute $25,000 in supplies for teachers and students at Park and Paradise elementary schools.

Nevada Gold Mines, operated by Barrick, donated $150,000 to Delivering With Dignity, an emergency response program to help vulnerable and isolated residents during the pandemic. This donation helped establish the program in Northern Nevada, delivering 25,000 meals for those in Las Vegas and Reno-Sparks and keeping 66 Nevadans gainfully employed.

Nevada Donor Network Foundation announced it has received a five-year commitment of $50,000 per year from the VGK Foundation. The Vegas Golden Knights and Henderson Silver Knights partnered with NDNF to launch the “End the Wait” campaign, an effort to raise $35 million for a virtual transplant institute for Nevada that will recruit surgeons and transplant teams to bolster the state’s kidney transplant needs and save more lives.


This story appeared in Las Vegas Weekly.