United Way of Southern Nevada Welcomes New Director of Fund Development and Donor Relationships
LAS VEGAS – United Way of Southern Nevada (UWSN) is pleased to welcome Jason Williams as the organization’s new director of donor relationships. At UWSN, he will oversee the organization’s annual fundraising initiatives, Young Philanthropists Society, events, and major gifts program.
“Through Jason’s philanthropic spirit and extensive background in fundraising for our community, he will ensure our organization and our community partners can continue to support people across the valley,” said Julian High, president and CEO of UWSN. “With his expertise and lasting community partnerships, we look forward to engaging the next generation of philanthropists in southern Nevada and celebrating all who have contributed to our organization for the past 65 years and for many more to come.”
Williams brings 13 years of experience in corporate fundraising and business development in the nonprofit and private sector to his new role. Prior to joining UWSN, Williams served as the director of development for the Las Vegas Metro Police Department Foundation (LVMPDF), where he worked closely with the organization’s executive team to launch a capital campaign for a Reality Based Training Center, managed corporate partnerships and annual support programs, grew fundraising efforts, and oversaw the foundation’s annual events.
Preceding his time at the Las Vegas Metro Police Department Foundation, he worked as the development director for Dignity Health – St. Rose Dominican Hospital in Henderson, where he oversaw fundraising for the hospital’s pediatric and neonatal services, led a capital campaign for the St. Rose Dominican Siena Tower, and was instrumental in growing annual funding revenue. In his professional fundraising career, Williams has raised more than $15 million in corporate partnerships.
He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and is an advisory board member for the UNLV Customer Experience Program and a member of the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce President’s Club.