Category Archives: Loyal Contributor

Loyal Contributor | Tony Raimondo

Tony-RaimondoTony Raimondo grew up in North Massapequa, Long Island as the middle child of two immigrants that migrated to America in the late 1940s. With a heart of gold, Tony volunteers his time to build homes for those in need and serve the homeless.

He attended Farmingdale High School and was involved in DECA, which prepares high school students for leadership. Tony went on to attend State University of New York and Farmingdale State College and received a bachelor’s of science degree from Western International University in Phoenix, AZ.

Tony leads a men’s study group and enjoys racquetball, woodworking and golf. With a deep and believable voice, Tony also does voice overs.

With a 32-year career for Southwest Gas, Tony manages Federal Energy Conservation Management projects and is a Certified Project Manager.

Tony has completed mission trips building homes in Mexico and volunteers annually for the Rebuilding Together Christmas in April national project. He also serves on the board of Transitions Services Inc. and has volunteered for community projects including cleaning up neighborhoods, feeding the homeless and donating to food and clothing drives.

Since the mid-1980s, Tony has been involved with United Way through his career and he served as a Loaned Executive for United Way in the 1990s in Phoenix.

“United Way helps support and nourish non-profit organizations who strive to serve the community in all possible ways to improve their standard of living,” said Tony. “They show that there is hope from people who care!”

Loyal Contributor | Jeff Rodefer

For Jeff Rodefer public service has been a way of life from an early age. His father was a Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) special agent in Northern Nevada, his mother also served with the FBI and Jeff served with the Nevada Attorney General’s Office for 13 years. His parents met in Portland, Oregon while…More

Loyal Contributor Spotlight | Jeffrey Ortwein

Being an active contributor to the Las Vegas community is very important to Jeff Ortwein of Deloitte & Touche LLP.  As a Vegas native and a part of Deloitte’s Las Vegas office for over 25 years, Jeff has seen the consistent support that United Way provides to the Valley. His parents, Dennis and Betty, moved…More

Loyal Contributor Spotlight | Susana McCurdy

Susana 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…More

Loyal Contributor | Francine Mazza, PHR

Francine Mazza, PHR is originally from Southern California and moved to Southern Nevada in 1996. She has two daughters; Shelby (17) and Sophia (16), who have grown up in Southern Nevada. “This is a great community and we really love living here,” said Francine. Francine has worked for Enterprise Rent-A-Car since graduating from California State University,…More

Loyal Contributor | Pat Janjetovic

Her story would inspire anyone. Though challenging life circumstances, Pat Janjetovic became homeless and then overcoming the odds, she got a job at Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) where she eventually became a supervisor in the Records Bureau. Pat has four children but it is her disabled son Brian who motivates her to support…More

Loyal Contributor | Steve Linder

Steve Linder was born in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, moved around the country, and graduated from high school in Pittsburgh, PA.  He was selected for and graduated from, the United States Naval Academy in 1969 and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps. “I flew the A-4 Skyhawk light attack aircraft and…More

Loyal Contributor | Bruce Hendricks

A native of Las Vegas, Bruce Hendricks began his banking career in 1969 and is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Bank of Nevada. He and his wife, Judi, have two children and five grandchildren. In his spare time he enjoys traveling and hiking. As the CEO for Bank of Nevada he is faced with new…More

Loyal Contributor | Fred Hipwell

Born and raised in San Jose, CA, Fred Hipwell enjoys bicycling, hiking and spending time with his family. He met his wife at UCLA and began his career in public accounting with PwC in 1985.  The couple has two sons, Nick (21), a senior studying sociology at UC Santa Cruz and Vince (19), a sophomore…More

Loyal Contributor | Robbie Graham

With a rich career of over 30 years in the title and escrow industry, Robbie Graham now serves as President of NTC Global Holdings. Robbie is deeply committed to the community and has supported United Way throughout her career. “The one organization that I personally have been consistently involved with is United Way,” said Robbie.…More

Loyal Contributor | Jim Gianoulakis

A proud native of Las Vegas, Jim Gianoulakis has three sons ages 26, 24 and 23 who also live in the Valley. Jim graduated from Western High School and from University of Nevada, Las Vegas with a degree in business and a computer science emphasis. In his 30th year at Southwest Gas Corporation, Jim can’t imagine…More

Loyal Contributor Spotlight | Kirk Clausen

Kirk Clausen came to Las Vegas from Sioux City, Iowa. Inspired by his father who was a labor leader, he is committed to helping others in Southern Nevada. “My father would always make Shrine Circus tickets available to children in the Sioux City School District,” said Kirk. “He always made it a goal to give…More