The Association of Fundraising Professionals’ Las Vegas’ 2017 National Philanthropy Day Awards recognized the following:
• Janice Allen, Outstanding Philanthropist
• Constandina “Dina” Ciulla, Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy
• Findlay Automotive Group, Outstanding Corporation
• Caleen Norrod Johnson, Lifetime Achievement
• Junior League of Las Vegas, President’s Award
• Pam Lang, Outstanding Development Professional
• Stacey Wedding, Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser
• Elaine P. Wynn Family Foundation, Outstanding Foundation
The Arthritis Foundation’s honorees for the 2017 “Jingle Bell Run/Walk” were Kelly Clinton Holmes, entertainer and community leader; Dr. Fahreen Rasool, whose focus at Southwest Medical is on arthritis, osteoporosis, juvenile arthritis and other autoimmune diseases; and Ellie Bennett, age 15.
More than 40 Burger King restaurants in Las Vegas collectively raised $31,563 for Opportunity Village. The funds helped support Opportunity Village’s Magical Forest.
The Arab American Ladies League made 138 blankets for the children who visit the Assistance League’s Operation School Bell.
Fremont Street Experience donated $10,000 to Opportunity Village in honor of the Great Santa Run.
Disabled American Veterans received $10,000 from the proceeds of a Kid Rock concert in Laughlin.
Tri-State Military Moms received $25,000 from T-shirts sold at Laughlin casinos.
Communities In Schools of Nevada raised more than $400,000 at the Today for Tomorrow benefit gala. Sponsors included the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Bennett Family Foundation, Cox Communications, NV Energy Foundation, the Shulman Family Foundation, Barrick, Switch, MGM Grand, and Elaine P. Wynn & Family Foundation.
Faith Lutheran’s Crusader Knight Scholarship Endowment Gala raised $408,000.
Eric Butwinik is director of retail operations and Julian Serrano is director of facilities & security at Opportunity Village.
Network Marketing Pro raised $113,400 for Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Foundation with a raffle for a custom-wrapped Audi, donated by Eric and Marina Worre.
“Experience the Arts: The Silver Anniversary Gala” raised $135,000 for the Las Vegas Academy of the Arts.
David Wilson’s Toyota of Las Vegas donated $1,250 to St. Jude’s Ranch for Children.
Wynn Las Vegas donated more than 8,000 pairs of socks and more than $8,000 to Project 150.
Pinot’s Palette raised $11,821 for the Las Vegas Victims’ Fund. Hometown Health donated $5,000.
The Elaine P. Wynn & Family Foundation donated $570,000 to the Nathan Adelson Hospice, Elaine Wynn Palliative Care Program.
The Family, Fur & Fun Festival raised more than $12,000 for animal shelters and rescues in Southern Nevada.
The NV Energy Foundation donated $5,000 to After-School All-Stars Las Vegas.
The Nevada Department of Agriculture awarded $410,000 to 48 schools in five Nevada counties for school gardens. Schools in Clark County that are participating include: Bonanza High, Charlotte & Jerry Keller Elementary, Democracy Prep Elementary, Doris Hancock Elementary, Durango High, Earnest Becker Middle, Earnest May Elementary, Elbert Edwards Elementary, Elizabeth Wilhelm Elementary, Fredrick Watson Elementary, Gene Ward Elementary, George E. Harris Elementary, Gwendolyn Woolley Elementary, Harvey Dondero Elementary, Helen Herr Elementary, Howard E. Hollingsworth STEAM Academy, Jack Lund Schofield Middle, Keith & Karen Hayes Elementary, Kit Carson International Academy, Laura Dearing Elementary, Lee Antonello Elementary, Marc Kahre Elementary, Myrtle Tate Elementary, Ollie Detwiler Elementary, Oran Gragson Elementary, Quannah McCall Elementary, Robert Taylor Elementary, Roger Bryan Elementary, Roger D. Gehring Elementary, Sheila Tarr Academy of International Studies, Sierra Vista High, Sunrise Acres Elementary, Tarkanian Middle, Ute Perkins Elementary, Walter Bracken STEAM Academy, Walter Long STEAM Academy, Western High, Zel & Mary Lowman Elementary and William E. Orr Middle.
Smith’s Southern Nevada grocery stores donated 2,500 pumpkin pies to Three Square Food Bank.
Naqvi Injury Law donated $15,000 to HELP of Southern Nevada.
Craig Kirkland, executive vice president and director of retail banking at Nevada State Bank, raised more than $6,000 to help fight breast cancer as part of the “Real Men Wear Pink” campaign.
Chapman Chrysler Jeep donated $4,800 to Susan G. Komen Nevada.
Through Nevada Public Radio’s annual fall membership campaign, Caesars Entertainment and NVPR members raised more than $26,000 for Three Square Food Bank.