Olympia Companies Charitable Foundation
- 11411 Southern Highlands Pkwy., Ste. 300, Las Vegas, 89141 (Directions)
- Web site: https://olympiacompaniesfoundation.org
- E-mail: [email protected]
The mission of the Olympia Companies SH Charitable Foundation is to improve the quality of life for women and children in Southern Nevada by supporting local charities and organizations that address personal, financial and educational enrichment programs, assistance programs for the intellectually disabled as well as programs for the needs and issues of critically ill women or children and their families.
Currently in its 20th anniversary year, Olympia Companies SH Charitable Foundation is a nonprofit organization established by the Founder and CEO of Olympia Companies, Garry Goett. Since its inception, OCSHCF has focused on its vision to support impactful local organizations and has raised more than $22 million for local charities and their beneficiaries, including Boys & Girls Club of Southern Nevada, Andson, Assistance League, The Caring Place, Candlelighters, Children’s Heart Foundation, Discovery Children’s Museum, Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation, Operation Warm Heart, Kline Veterans Fund, Opportunity Village, Susan G. Komen of Southern Nevada, Folded Flag and Vegas Golden Knights Foundation.
Olympia Companies SH Charitable Foundation strives to strengthen the Southern Nevada community by providing support for local charities and donating monies from its various fundraising events and philanthropic endeavors.
Historically, OCSHCF has raised funds through a variety of community-focused events. Participation and attendance at these fundraising events are the most impactful way to help Olympia Companies SH Charitable Foundation raise funds and fulfill its ongoing mission to support children, teens and women in need throughout the Las Vegas community. Previous annual events include:
The Governor’s Black-Tie
The Governor’s Black-Tie charitable event enhances the Las Vegas Valley by assisting the community’s less fortunate children and women. This event, supported and endorsed by the governor of Nevada, is an affair typically held annually in April at the Southern Highlands Golf Club. Activities include three days of golf, a black-tie formal where a Philanthropist of the Year Award is presented, a live auction, a ladies’ day luncheon and an evening concert with chart-topping entertainment.
Memorial Day Celebration
The Memorial Day Celebration has been a perennial favorite event for the past 17 years. An opportunity for families and the community to come together for fun, food, fireworks and patriotic celebration, this high-spirited annual event has also served to support one of its long-term community partners, Operation Warm Heart.
Summer Events Series
Recognizing that the 2020/21 school year was going to be more challenging than ever for families in Southern Nevada, OCSHCF teamed up with the Assistance League of Las Vegas and Project 150 to collect school supplies for students and families in need. Additionally, to further support the community and encourage engagement and giving during the COVID-19 pandemic, the foundation orchestrated socially distant events and activities including PORCHtraits, an opportunity for families to get portraits done while staying at home. Proceeds directly supported Operation Warm Heart and the Kline Veterans Fund.
Held at Skye Canyon Park, the ultimate day of fitness and fun includes a 5K/8K road race and the newly introduced 1-mile fun run, silent savasana yoga, an active lifestyle expo, farmers market, and food and drinks provided by local food trucks. Kids’ activities include a rock-climbing wall and field day games. All proceeds directly benefit the Kline Veterans Fund.
This family-focused annual festival is held at Goett Family Park in October. The event features pumpkins, field games, bounce houses, slides, rock wall, carnival games, local vendor fair with booth trick-or-treating, food, drinks, raffle, costume and coloring contest, entertainment and more.
Winter Festival and Tree Lighting Event
This yearly occasion is held at the Southern Highlands Corporate Center on Giving Tuesday. Fun festivities to herald the holiday season include photos with Santa, fun holiday photo booth, Christmas caroling and complimentary hot cocoa and cookies. Monetary and toy donations are collected to assist a local charity organization.
Volunteers are often needed to support and assist in staffing at marquee events, including the Governor’s Black-Tie, Memorial Day Celebration, Fall Festival, and the Winter Festival and Tree Lighting Event. Additionally, the beneficiary organizations that OCSHCF supports often seek volunteers for a variety of functions, including event support, educational programs, staffing, administrative assistance, program facilitation and more.
Direct donations are accepted at olympiacompaniesfoundation.org/donate.
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