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Category Archives: Loyal Contributor

Loyal Contributor Spotlight | Dan Schwarz

Dan-SchwarzA 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 the broadcasting field in Las Vegas for nearly 30 years, working in Commercial Sales offering marketing and advertising solutions to local and national clients. Dan and his wife Cheryl have been married for 26 years and enjoy dining on Italian favorites at Ventano’s in Henderson.

In his spare time, Dan can be seen on the golf course or rooting for the Chicago Cubs or Green Bay Packers. It is no surprise that his favorite film is “Field of Dreams.” He is also very involved with his church, St. Thomas More Community in Henderson. For Dan, he LIVES UNITED in everything he does. Most importantly, he listens and has empathy for others.  He sees himself not as an island, but part of an ecosystem, in which we are all connected, and where our success directly impacts another person’s life. As Dan says, ..”Listen and don’t look the other way, we are all a family and need to help each other.”

Dan is a long-time supporter of United Way. With people like Dan on our side, we can do anything!

Thank you Dan for just being you!

Loyal Contributor | Rick Remington

Rick Remington wholly embodies the very characteristics that many people seek, especially as they set sights on healthy thoughts in the New Year. Active? Check. Dedicated? Check. Healthy, happy family? Check. Hard worker? Check. Rick is the embodiment of longevity, passion and loyalty. Having been married to the same “wonderful” lady for 41 years, with…More

Loyal Contributor | Tony Raimondo

Tony 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…More

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