Category Archives: UWSN

YPS Spotlight | Josh Swissman

Las Vegas is undeniably the place most visitors come for glitz, glam, fine dining, entertainment and almost anything else their hearts desire. What tourists are not always privy to is the fact that Sin City remains quite the paradox. The pulse of our city and its true inner workings lie within a tightknit community with…More

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WLC | Helping Young Women Succeed

They come from two different worlds but Alyssa Mayor and Megan Thompson have one distinct commonality, both were in need of help to attend college and received the United Way Women’s Leadership Council (WLC) Emerging Leadership Award for Women. Alyssa was born in Quezon City, Philippines and moved to Las Vegas in the summer of…More

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Engage Employees | Encourage Young Minds

Encouraging young minds to read and develop their interest and knowledge in science, technology, engineering and math is critical. Remember your first science experiment? How about your first book? United Way’s Community Engagement Team can to provide an opportunity to inspire children to learn and build employee camaraderie and teamwork all in one volunteer opportunity. Challenge…More

Loyal Contributor Spotlight | Ed Skonicki

With a giving spirit and a passion for helping Las Vegas, throughout the years Ed Skonicki has been deeply involved in the community but says the one organization that holds a special place in his heart is United Way. With a history steeped in memories and community work, Ed has participated with United Way since it was…More

Congratulations to our FERC High School Graduates!

Sometimes students who are struggling just need a helping hand and resources to graduate from high school. Women’s Leadership Council Family Engagement Resource Centers (FERCs) were created to help provide teens who are at-risk of dropping out the support, resources and tools they need to graduate on time and attend college. In the last month,…More

YPS Spotlight | Jeffrey Mitchell

With a passion for education, being active and helping the collective community, for Jeffrey Mitchell becoming a member of United Way’s Young Philanthropists Society was the natural next step in helping to improve his surroundings. “The members of YPS and my interactions with them impressed me; I felt an affinity with the group,” said Jeff.…More

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WLC Member News | May 2015

It’s so nice to rub elbows with such distinguished members of the community. Thank you for everything you do for southern Nevada!       Rhonda and Kirk Clausen were recently honored at the Positively Kids Gala on April 11th. So very impressive!               Here are photos of Ken and Dee…More

Community Engagement in Action | Caesars Entertainment

On 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…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

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