Category Archives: UWSN

Loyal Contributor Spotlight | Susana McCurdy

Susana-McCurdySusana McCurdy grew up as an Air Force brat, traveling to different states following her father’s career. Her last destination was Las Vegas, where she settled and graduated from University of Nevada, Las Vegas with a degree in human resources management.

“I feel blessed to have an amazing husband, stepson, parents, sister, godchildren, in-laws, close friends and last but not least, our dog named Emma!” exclaimed Susana.

Her passions are food and travel. “I always look forward to new experiences and cultures; you never stop learning,” said Susana.

Susana has spent the past 21 years employed with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD).  With 15 years spent in LVMPD Human Resources, three years ago Susana was promoted to a leadership position with the LVMPD Police Records Bureau.

“The best part is when I get to walk the floor and interact with our team members,” explained Susana. “It’s a wonderful organization that’s like a second home.”

Susana began supporting United Way shortly after she joined the LVMPD. Both Susana and her husband are Tocqueville Society members and take advantage of any opportunity to advocate for United Way.

“My former boss held United Way very close to her heart based on her personal experience with the organization growing up,” said Susana. “When I married my husband he was a supporter as well, so it was a perfect match.”

Susana believes in supporting local programs and businesses. “Get to know and support your community members,” said Susana. “I can guarantee they will support you back so we can all LIVE UNITED.”

Donate Back-to-School Supplies

It’s hard to believe that it’s that time of year again, but soon enough many parents will be sending their children back to school after the summer break. With the back to school season comes the hustle and bustle of buying school clothes and supplies, to insure that children start school prepared. Imagine what itMore

Engaging Our Community for a Brighter Future

When it comes to creating healthier communities, what makes a difference is engaging community members to work together towards creating a brighter future for the whole community. United Way’s Volunteer Center has evolved into a hub of Community Engagement, which brings together companies, organizations and individuals to make real, lasting change in the areas ofMore

WLC Spotlight | Della Tilsher

A caretaker at heart, Della Tilsher grew up in a large family with seven brothers and sisters whom she helped to raise in the small town of Del Rio, Texas. Since most of her time growing up was spent helping her sick mother and working to support the family, Della received her GED after highMore

YPS Member News | July 2014

Welcome new YPS donors:   Timothy Olson Chad Silver Holly Skarpac Chris Way (returning member) Congratulations, Michael Amos, on your Promotion as Call Center Supervisor!    

YPS Featured Photos | July 2014

YPS in the Community | July 2014

YPS Sponsors “Homeless Youth in the Alley” Bowling Tournament May 31 event benefits Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth YPS members had fun while supporting homeless youth in Southern Nevada at the Fifth Annual “Homeless Youth in the Alley” bowling tournament May 31 at the Suncoast Bowling Center. “Homeless Youth in the Alley” is a fun-filled,More

YPS Update | July 2014

Hello fellow YPS members, Welcome to our 9th e-newsletter issue!  YPS in Hell’s Kitchen hosted by Caesars Entertainment Regional President David Hoenemeyer! If you did not attend the YPS Leadership Roundtable at Gordon Ramsay Steak on April 23rd, you missed an amazing opportunity to enjoy a signature 3-course meal by star Gordon Ramsay of Hell’s kitchen.More

WLC Featured Photos | July 2014

From the Committees… | Volunteerism Committee July 2014

The Volunteerism committee finished the 2013-2014 year with the Breakfast with Books (BWB) event at Dean Peterson Elementary on May 13th with 208 parents and children in attendance. The next event is scheduled for Tuesday October 14, 2014 and we will send a request for volunteers in mid-September. Discussions for the Annual Suit Drive areMore

From the Committees… | Project Funding Committee July 2014

May was very special for the WLC. After five years of nurturing we were able to see the results of our funding. For an update of the great work at the FERCs, please see the Family Engagement Resource Center committee report. Another highlight of the year was meeting the two recipients of the first everMore

From the Committees… | Mentoring Committee July 2014

The Mentoring and Mock Interview Program at The Shade Tree Residence: We have a fabulous group of women volunteers sharing their time and energies on a scheduled basis with the resident women at Shade Tree. The Shade Tree development program is coordinated and managed by Maggie Mendez, Workforce Coordinator of The Shade Tree. As volunteers,More