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Category Archives: UWSN

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 Clause


Rhonda and Kirk Clausen were recently honored at the Positively Kids Gala on April 11th. So very impressive!







Ken and Dee Ladd


Here are photos of Ken and Dee Ladd being honored at the Junior League Paint the Town Red Gala on March 21 as the recipients of the Florence Lee Jones Humanitarian Award.




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

“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

“Flip Through Summer”

Take a walk down storytime lane and bring the whole family to this fun-filled, community event FLIP THROUGH SUMMER will be a special day of celebration, imagination and the magic of some of children’s most beloved books and characters. The event encourages summer reading, since children can lose as much as three months of reading comprehension during the summer. As…More

Loyal Contributor Spotlight | Dan Schwarz

A Midwesterner through and through, Dan Schwarz may be  officially a native of Las Vegas by now, but his Midwestern roots are never far away.  Born and raised in the Chicago Suburbs, this father of four leads a robust life of philanthropy, creativity, faith and family. A loving and involved grandfather, Dan has worked in…More

WLC Spotlight | Karie Hall

Even though she is new to United Way Women’s Leadership Council (WLC), Karie Hall has been embraced by the members. With a hectic work schedule and a busy family life, becoming a WLC member has helped Karie connect with other women in the community and contribute in a meaningful way to the future of southern Nevada. “After losing…More

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The “Piggy Bank” Program | Teaching Young Children How to Save

When you were in elementary school, what did you want to be when you grew up? Children at Walter Bracken STEAM Academy are dreaming early and setting lofty goals like being doctors, teachers and veterinarians. Through the “Piggy Bank” program these children can accomplish their dreams by starting to save while they are young. United…More