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Community Calendar | September 2015

9.26.15 Las Vegas Hemophilia Walk & 5K Planned September 26 at Floyd Lamb Park The Nevada Chapter of the National Hemophilia Foundation (NHF Nevada) is now registering participants for the upcoming Hemophilia Walk and 5K taking place on Saturday, September 26, 2015 at the scenic Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs. All funds raised by… More

On the Campaign Trail | September 2015

We want to thank all of the companies across the Valley who are stepping up their support through creative events, volunteer engagement and contributions. We thank our Top 10 campaign, NV Energy for your commitment to the community. We especially love their “Paul Crawl” event in which employees visit four different floors to learn how they can support… More

Loyal Contributor Spotlight | Rex Windom

With a heart of gold and a keen photographer’s eye, Rex Windom’s occupation has always involved obtaining images to help understand people, places or things. Rex started working as a photographic printer for the Horseshoe Casino. Next, he worked in aerial photo operations for the U.S. Department of Energy. His current job is with NV… More

Me & My Recipe | Pecan Pie

1 sheet refrigerated piecrust (half a 15-ounce package) 1 cup light corn syrup 1 cup packed light brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 3 large eggs 2 cups pecan halves or chopped   Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Unroll the piecrust and place in a… More

Me & My Recipe | Brooke Malone

With a genuine concern for the well-being of people, United Way Resource Development Officer Brooke Malone diligently works to increase employee giving to help provide a better future for southern Nevada. Originally from Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., Brooke has lived in Las Vegas for six years and is the proud mother of her son Brenton. “I… More

Community Engagement | Schwartz Family Notes

What do you do to celebrate 50 years of marriage? Bring 85 of your closest friends and family to Las Vegas of course! And while you’re taking in the sights and all that Las Vegas has to offer, if you want to make a difference reach out to the local United Way to coordinate a… More

Tocqueville Spotlight | Ryder and Julie Donohue

Ryder and Julie Donohue both grew up in Los Angeles, Calif. and met at Cal State Northridge. Since moving to Las Vegas the couple has made a concerted effort to get involved and make a real impact. The proud parents of a 15-year-old German Shepherd mix named Chloe, Ryder and Julie love to travel and spent a… More

Be A Champion for Children

Providing A Solid Early Education Foundation The beginning years are essential for learning, yet Nevada ranks last in the nation in preschool enrollment. Research shows that capturing a child’s imagination at an early age leads to reading at grade level in the third grade, which contributes to a higher percentage of children graduating from high school.… More

Nature in Your Neighborhood

There is no need to pack up the kids and drive to nature trails. You might be surprised at these great hikes that may be found in your own backyard. Lake Mead Railroad Tunnel Trail Pack up a lunch and prepare for some of the best scenic views of Lake Mead. In 1931, work began… More

“Champion for Children” Launch

(UWSN) and Strong Start Nevada will launch Children’s Day in Nevada on September 28, 2015. The “Champion for Children” Launch will bring community leaders, including State of Nevada First Lady Kathleen Sandoval and City of Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman, together to promote quality early education for our most vulnerable population during the formative years… More

Bob Morgan

The UWSN Presidential Search Committee is pleased to announce the appointment of Bob Morgan as the next President & CEO of United Way of Southern Nevada. Bob will officially assume his role as UWSN’s President and CEO on Monday, October 5, 2015. With an extensive academic background and a successful entrepreneurial, private and nonprofit sector… More