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Community Engagement in Action | Caesars Entertainment

Caesars-VolunteersOn Thursday, April, 9, 2015, over 65 Caesars Entertainment management team volunteers from Paris, Bally’s and Planet Hollywood gathered at Walter V. Long Elementary School to make a huge impact in the school by rolling up their sleeves and volunteering.

Under the leadership of David Hoenemeyer, President of Paris, Bally’s and Planet Hollywood, the management team was so inspired by their first volunteer experience in 2014 and the expertise of United Way’s Community Engagement Team, that they contacted United Way again to create and manage this second volunteer project at Long Elementary School.

Working closely with United Way’s Community Engagement Team, Walter Long Elementary School’s new principal Katie Decker formulated a plan to turn the school into an inviting haven for students, teachers and parents through the assistance of Caesars’ employees and other community volunteers.

Caesars volunteers poured soil and painted walls and asphalt with enthusiasm, creating a marked change in just a couple of hours. Committed to the community, on May 15 Caesars Entertainment also kicks off their United Way workplace campaign.

We thank Caesars Entertainment for your dedication to helping families and children live better lives through your support of our community!

On the Campaign Trail | May 2015

The Fiscal year is coming to an end and while we start the year off with our “Campaign Pacesetters”, we end the year with some strong campaign partners that do quite a bit more than “bring up the rear.” Our most sincere thanks goes to Billie Rayford and Joyce Pistone at the Clark County School…More

The Power of Early Education | Amanda’s Story

Amanda was two and she hadn’t even begun to try to speak. Her parents, Shelley and Jimmie, tried desperately to encourage their young daughter but even when they clanged pots behind her head, she did not make a sound. Shelley and Jimmie needed financial help to send Amanda to preschool to help prepare her for…More

2015 YPS Derby Day Celebrated over Six Years of Passion in Giving and Impacting Children’s Lives

Celebrating in true Southern style, on Saturday, May 2nd YPS members recognized over six years of passion in giving and impacting children’s lives at the YPS Derby Day sponsored by Fletcher Jones Imports. Beautiful derby hats, colorful dresses and bow ties abounded while YPS members and their guests collectively gathered Downtown at Commonwealth to show off their derby…More

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Tocqueville Society Spotlight | Tony and Linda Bonnici

Tony and Linda Bonnici were both born in Detroit, Michigan but moved to Las Vegas in 1977 when they were just 20 years old. Tony is currently over several West Coast market radio groups for Lotus Broadcasting where he has been employed since 1982. Linda is the Vice President of Sales at KLAS TV 8.…More

Community Calendar | May 2015

5.15.15 Las Vegas Elks Helldorado Days Rodeo Week The Helldorado Days Rodeo week is a four-day festival from 5 – 11pm packed with rodeo action and Western tributes. The event begins with three days of top rodeo competitors in the PRCA competition and ends with a Locals Rodeo featuring homegrown heroes. Onsite, there is a…More

Memorial Day | 10 Ways to Say Thank You

Sacrifice is giving up something in your life for another person. It could be a sacrifice of time, money and desire, but what about risking your life for your fellow man? Many of us take for granted the freedom and liberty that we enjoy every day. We thought we would share 10 simple ways to honor the military and show respect to those…More

Loyal Contributor Spotlight | Andrea Smith

Born in Southern California as an only child in an Air Force family, Andrea Smith lived in 13 different places the first 12 years of her life. Nellis Air Force Base was only a stop along the way. “So much had changed about Las Vegas when I returned here in 1987 from Albuquerque, New Mexico to…More

Me & My Recipe | Leslie’s Shrimp Ceviche

A dreamer and achiever with a light in her eyes and an inspirational spirit, Leslie Miranda balances a full schedule of college at UNLV with community service. The recipient of United Way’s Women’s Leadership Council (WLC) Emerging Leadership Award for Women in 2014, Leslie recently signed on as an UWSN AmeriCorps VISTA member. Serving with…More

Me & My Recipe | Leslie Miranda

A dreamer and achiever with a light in her eyes and an inspirational spirit, Leslie Miranda balances a full schedule of college at UNLV with community service. The recipient of United Way’s Women’s Leadership Council (WLC) Emerging Leadership Award for Women in 2014, Leslie recently signed on as an UWSN AmeriCorps VISTA member. Serving with…More

“Flip Through Summer” Family Fun Summer Kickoff on May 16, 2015 at Springs Preserve

United Way of Southern Nevada will be hosting “Flip Through Summer,” a family fun summer kickoff event at Springs Preserve on Saturday, May 16, 2015 from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm. A special day of celebration, imagination and the magic of some of children’s most beloved books and characters, this event will feature six book…More

2015 YPS Derby Day on May 2nd Celebrated Over Six Years of Passion in Giving and Impacting Children’s Lives

Celebrating over six years of passion in giving and impacting children’s lives, United Way’s Young Philanthropists Society (YPS) held its second annual YPS Derby Day on Saturday, May 2 at Commonwealth in downtown Las Vegas. An opportunity to wear a hat and derby attire, YPS Derby Day attendees watched the Kentucky Derby in high Southern…More