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United Way of Southern Nevada recognizes and applauds the accomplishments and efforts of this dynamic group of young philanthropists. These leaders are passionate about creating lasting change in alignment with United Way’s Community-based Agenda goals focusing on education, financial stability and health.

Young Philanthropists Society is a membership group of young financial contributors who are committed through resources and time to give back to their community through philanthropic efforts, advocacy and volunteerism.

Members of the Young Philanthropists Society benefit by increasing their community involvement, understanding the non-profit agenda and engaging in meaningful experiences that will prepare them for community leadership.

Young Philanthropists Society Mission

To make a difference in children’s lives through volunteerism, mentorship and events by harnessing the energy, commitment and diverse skills sets of the next generation of leaders.

  • Young Philanthropists enjoy a full roster of educational, social, and service events designed to help them improve their leadership skills and expand their personal and professional contacts. Business networking, volunteer and social opportunities, recognition in the leadership giving roster, special communications are some of the unique benefits of being a member of the Young Philanthropists Society.Lunch with an Executive/Leader: Members network and have lunch with high level business and community leaders.
  • Active Community Service and Volunteer Projects: Young Philanthropists and their families come together to provide community service to those in need.
  • Networking and Social Events: Members develop personal and professional relationships through a variety of events throughout the year.

YPS Member List

Executive Members ($2,500)

Not Pictured:
Christy Corda | Edward Koijane | Tom Kovach | Kyle Markman | Jeffrey D Mitchell | Geoff Spataro | 1 Anonymous

General Members ($1,500)

Not Pictured:
Anthony Golden | Kimberly Hopps | Linasha Jerome | Michelle Lindsay | Timothy McGovern | Jill Maradiaga | Robert Murray | John Parris | Sean Remedios | Rachel R. Russell | Scott Savarda | Daniel Shapiro | Victoria Tonsall | Bridgette Villamor | 4 Anonymous

YPS Executive Chart


Chair  Michael Santos 
Vice-Chair Chelsie Campbell
Project Funding Committee Chair Robert McPeak 
Membership & Outreach Committee Chair Jordan Sacca
Volunteer Committee Chair Justin Micatrotto
Leadership and Roundtable Committee Chair JB Hossler
The Piggy Bank Committee Chair Chelsie Campbell
Communication Committee Chair Tivona Betz

YPS Membership Info

Become A Young Philanthropist Society Member:

The Young Philanthropists Society is open to professionals who:

  • Want to connect and make a difference in their community
  • Invest $1,500 minimum annually (general membership) or $2,500 minimum annually (executive membership)
  • Volunteer their time and talent

General Membership | Invest minimum $1,500 annually

  • Receive listing recognition in the annual United Way HEROES publication
  • Eligible to participate as a member of one of the YPS committees
  • Eligible to participate in YPS functions
  • Act as ambassadors at United Way and YPS functions and events

Executive Committee Membership | Invest $2,500 annually

  • Eligible to serve as a co-chair on one of the YPS committees
  • Act as hosts at United Way functions and YPS events
  • Receive photo and name recognition in the annual United Way HEROES publication
  • Receive photo and profile rotating spotlight opportunity on website
  • Invited to attend Executive Committee meetings and provide leadership for the direction of YPS
  • Receive the opportunity to vote on YPS funding opportunities

Become A Member Here
For membership information please contact Jason Soto, Director of YPS in our Major Gifts Department at (702) 892-2360 or

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YPS Volunteer Opportunities

Fridays Ongoing — The Piggy Bank at Bracken (Fridays, ongoing) 7:45am-11:00am. Please read Piggy Bank Procedures

5/3/14 National Infant Immunization Week 

Visit or email to confirm you would like to volunteer.

New Affinity Group Members

Welcome to all of the new United Way of Southern Nevada affinity group members that have joined since 12/17/13.

Tocqueville Society

Elliot Chambers
Jill Fournier
Glen Howard
Steven & Carrie Larson
William Russell
Philippe & Christelle Ziade

Women’s Leadership Council

Janice Paligutan Barr
Philamee Bennett
Mikey Bilbray
Jocelyn Bluitt-Fisher
Kathryn Bonello
Elizabeth Brickfield
Paula Browne
Virginia Christenson
Maria Gatti
Holly Lloyd
Jane Ann Pete-Kasick
Betty Mayer
Phyllis Radack
Ingrid Reisman
Tammy Seichi
Tara Young

Young Philanthropists Society

Michael Brown
Linasha Jerome
Michelle Lindsay
Mathew Reid
Daniel Shapiro
Caitlin Shea
Bridgette Villamor
Chris Way

YPS Spotlight | Leroy Godfrey

Leroy-GodfreyLeroy Godfrey came into our fine town with gusto! He relocated to Las Vegas six months ago to open Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar in Town Square, which opened on January 17. Born and raised in Tucson, Arizona, Leroy has a passion for steaks, large plated servings and giving back to the community.

“I tell my staff to take care of our guests with the utmost selflessness,” said Leroy. “You take care of your guest, and everything else will fall into place.”

In his spare time, Leroy enjoys dining in other restaurants, being outdoors, working out, reading leadership books, riding bikes, and listening to 80’s music.

Leroy’s day starts early. At 5 am he goes to the gym and then he enjoys a cup of coffee and the newspaper after his workout. Next, he creates a plan of action for the day.

If he could be one person, it would be Jamie Dimon, CEO of JPMorgan Chase & Co.

“He is a brilliant financial mind,” said Leroy. “He has a great leadership style and is very loyal to his family and company.”


Leroy dreams of traveling through Bali and describes himself as a simple man who enjoys the subtleties in life that most take for granted.

His childhood inspires him to make a difference in the community.

“As a child, we didn’t have much,” said Leroy. “I made a commitment to myself that as I got older, I would give to others.”

When Leroy relocated to Las Vegas, one of the first things he did was to join United Way and sign up to be a Young Philanthropists Society member.

What inspires Leroy to get involved is working with others and meeting likeminded individuals who have the same passion and energy as he does for giving back to the community.

“I love seeing our work evolve over time. It’s something tangible to me,” said Leroy. “My first volunteer event was the Piggy Bank. Watching the pride on the children’s faces as they came up with money they saved that week was priceless.”

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar in Town Square is a free standing building located right next to Bonefish Grill at 6515 S. Las Vegas Boulevard. Happy Hour $5-6-7 specials every day of the week from 5 pm – 7 pm. Open for dinner only. Come check it out and support a Young Philanthropists Society member.

YPS Featured Photos | January 2014

YPS Spreads Cheer to Students at Hollingsworth Elementary

Young Philanthropists Society (YPS) members are passionate about the community and in particular young, struggling students who just need a helping hand. YPS hosts volunteer opportunities at Hollingsworth Elementary to give its members an opportunity to meet the students and inspire them to dream for their futures by meeting young leaders who have achieved theirContinue Reading

YPS Spotlight | Jordan Sacca

Born and raised in Las Vegas, Jordan Sacca graduated from Cimarron Memorial High School and went right into the insurance business with her father. The active young professional plays tennis and golf, travels and volunteers and dreams of skiing the Swiss Alps. “I am enthusiastic about doing life!” said Jordan. Jordan began her involvement with UnitedContinue Reading

YPS Spotlight | Devin Luzod

Imagine dreaming of your future at age 13 and making it become a reality. Such is the story for Devin Luzod, a chiropractor with four locations in Las Vegas and Utah. “I first went to a chiropractor at age six for allergies, and then again as a teen due to tennis injuries,” said Devin. “ServingContinue Reading

member news

Member News | March 2014

Welcome new YPS donors:

Michelle Lindsay

Linasha Jerome

Bridgette Villamor


Tivona just accepted a position at HCA/Sunrise Health


Chelsie received the Las Vegas Business Press Rising Star Award for 2014. Click Here to find out more.

 Jordan Sacca

Jordan celebrated a birthday on March 13th.



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