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UNLV School of Medicine Earns Preliminary Accreditation; Prepares to Accept Charter Class
The first allopathic medical school in the Las Vegas Valley was noted for its innovative curriculum, experienced leadership team, and comprehensive faculty development plan.
Campus News | Oct 18, 2016 | By Pam Udall Media Contact: Pam Udall (702) 895-0719; cell (512) 413-6807
A preliminary architectural rendering of the future UNLV School of Medicine academic building, to be located in the heart of the city's medical district near the UNLV Shadow Lane Campus and University Medical Center
Today the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) School of Medicine was officially granted preliminary accreditation by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) and may begin accepting students for its 2017 charter class.
“I am absolutely thrilled by today’s news,” said Barbara Atkinson, MD, founding dean of UNLV’s new medical school. “Having been through many accreditation processes throughout my career and feeling very confident about the quality of work produced by this team, it was still very gratifying to receive the positive call. This is a very rigorous process. Today is one the highlights of my professional career.”
The granting of preliminary accreditation means the UNLV School of Medicine met all 12 standards used by the LCME, the national accrediting body that reviews MD-granting institutions in the U.S. and Canada. The standards include the medical school’s leadership, planning, finances, curriculum, faculty, facilities, and student support.
While the school’s preliminary accreditation was not guaranteed, a site visit in July from a team appointed by the LCME did portend today’s good news. The survey site team’s report highlighted several strengths in the UNLV School of Medicine’s program, including an experienced and skilled senior leadership team, a thoughtful and innovative curriculum, and a comprehensive approach to faculty development.
Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) Regents James Dean Leavitt and Mark Doubrava, MD, who were integral to the medical school’s creation, said they have been waiting for this day since 2013. “It’s exciting to see a dream of many years become a reality,” said Leavitt, chair of the NSHE’s Health Sciences System Committee.
Doubrava, vice chair of the Health Sciences System Committee, added, "It’s quite an achievement and the result of the support and hard work from the entire community — Southern Nevada should be very proud today. The new medical school is an important step toward improving the Las Vegas Valley’s stressed health care system.”
UNLV President Len Jessup says the accreditation announcement caps off a number of major milestones for the university this week from hosting the presidential debate, to the approval of a new stadium for use by the UNLV football team and Oakland Raiders, to launching the medical school’s first clinic — UNLV Medicine Ackerman Autism Center.
“UNLV is undergoing a renaissance in so many areas, and the School of Medicine is an important part of UNLV’s role and relevance in the community and beyond. It’s been an exciting week for the university, its leadership, and the entire community and state.”
For more information about UNLV School of Medicine and its student admissions’ policy go to unlv.edu/medicine/studentaffairs or call (702) 895-4573.
About UNLV School of Medicine The UNLV School of Medicine is creating a world-class center for medical education, patient care, and research that prepares Nevada’s physicians with the most innovative and technologically advanced forms of medical training while serving the health care needs of a diverse population through community partnerships. UNLV School of Medicine will be the first public allopathic medical school in Southern Nevada. For more information about UNLV School of Medicine visit unlv.edu/medicine.
Making the Rounds with Founding Dean Dr. Barbara Atkinson
The World Boxing Council and Nevada Community Foundation Announce The 2016 WBC José Sulaimán Boxers Fund Grant Cycle!
SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30,2016The World Boxing Council and Nevada Community Foundation are pleased to announce the opening of the 2016 grant cycle of the WBC José Sulaimán Boxers Fund. WBC President Mauricio Sulaimán proudly continues the legacy built by WBC Lifetime President (RIP) Don José Sulaimán in supporting retired boxing heroes who have fallen into hard times.
Thanks to the continued generosity of WBC-affiliated organizations, promoters and several other generous individuals and entities, notably TelMex Foundation, as well as the tireless service of the Fund’s Selection Committee, the Fund has awarded approximately $500,000 to 35 boxers in need. Administered by Nevada Community Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization based in Las Vegas, Nevada, the Fund will award as much as to $10,000 (U.S. dollars) per awardee during the 2016 grant cycle.
The Fund will accept applications for assistance from August 1, 2014 through September 30, 2016. Applications must include all requested supporting documentation, to be mailed or emailed to Nevada Community Foundation by September 30, 2016, in order to be considered.
Retired professional boxers who face significant immediate financial need are encouraged to apply. For questions and assistance, please contact your local WBC federation or affiliate. Questions may also be directed to Nevada Community Foundation at:
Jane RamosDirector of Operations / Finance AdministratorNevada Community Foundation410 S Rampart Blvd., Ste. #390Las Vegas, NV 89145Tel: 702-892-2326 | Fax: 702-892-8580 firstname.lastname@example.org
SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30,2016
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The Bill Walters Las Vegas Golf Hall of Fame Scholarship 2016 Cycle is Open! Submission Deadline on April 15
The Las Vegas Golf Hall of Fame is pleased to announce the 2016 Bill Walters Las Vegas Golf Hall of Fame Scholarship cycle. With the vision of supporting Southern Nevada’s junior golfers in their continued educational development, the scholarship will provide $5,000 over four years for tuition and related expenses at a community college, university, trade or technical school.
Any Clark County, Nevada high school senior who has participated in junior golf programs, tournaments, or a high school golf team are eligible. Please review the application carefully and mail in completed applications to Nevada Community Foundation at the following address:
Nevada Community FoundationATTN: Seth Wongsavit410 South Rampart Blvd. Suite #390Las Vegas, NV 89145
The deadline is 3:00 PM, April 15, 2016. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. Finalists will meet with the scholarship committee in early May 2016; winners will be announced in mid-May. If you have any questions, please contact Seth Wongsavit at email@example.com or 702-892-2326.
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Moving Forward: Nevada Community Foundation Announces Office Move—and a New Way to Work!
Las Vegas, NV—(January 28, 2016) Innovation drives everything we do at NCF. Innovation is how we grew 900% from a $15 million foundation in 2008 to a $150 million foundation, today, and innovation is how our donors have been able to grant more than $90 million to deserving nonprofits since we began our work in 1989.
The other reason for our success is our people. And so, as NCF continue to strive to become a destination workplace, we are pleased to announce our latest experiment – starting February 3rd, aligned with emerging global work trends in corporate America, NCF will become an early adopter in the Foundation space of an agile workspace model which will include “hoteling”, “hot desking”, co-working spaces, and, of course, telecommuting.
And while this move will most definitely have a significant positive impact on our bottom line, we will also dramatically improve our surroundings! Our new offices in Tivoli Village, 410 South Rampart Blvd. Ste. 390, Las Vegas, NV 89145, will provide a central location equipped with state-of-the-art IT for our team and world class amenities for our donors and other visitors.
We hope you will visit us and look forward to your feedback. In the meantime, we will remain at our current office until Friday, January 29, 2016, and will reopen at the new location on Wednesday, February 3, 2016. Of course, you can still reach us by email at any time. Should you have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR PUBLIC SCHOOL MUSIC PROGRAMS
Request for Proposals from Clark and Washoe County School District Schools
The Nevada Community Foundation is happy to announce a funding opportunity for Clark and Washoe County School District music programs. A total of one hundred thousand dollars is being made available by the Charles L. Hughes and Alvin C. Jones Music Fund to purchase musical instruments for use in Nevada public schools.
The Spring 2016 grant cycle is opening on January 18th. Middle and high schools in the two school districts may apply for up to $5,000. The application can be downloaded at www.nevadacf.org and is due by March 4th, 2016. These grants will make musical instruments available to students who might not otherwise be able to afford them and enable Nevada schools to maintain ownership of instruments for student use for years to come.
Philanthropists Charles L. Hughes and Alvin C. Jones founded the fund in 2006 and launched its inaugural Request for Proposal in Spring of 2008. Since that time $1,650,818.62 has been awarded to Nevada public school music programs. Clark County School District and Washoe County School District are the focus in even years and rural counties are the focus in odd years – the next opportunity for the rural counties will be in Spring of 2017.
Gian Brosco, Esq., President of the Nevada Community Foundation, recently stated that “the Nevada Community Foundation is pleased to house the Hughes & Jones Music Fund to provide this exciting opportunity to expand the musical programs in all Nevada counties for the benefit of public school students.”
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The WBC and NCF Announce the 2015 WBC José Sulaimán Boxers Fund Awards
The World Boxing Council and Nevada Community Foundation are pleased to announce the awards for the 2015 WBC José Sulaimán Boxers Fund,formerly the WBC Boxers Foundation Fund.
Through the Fund, current president Mauricio Sulaimán continues to carry out the vision set out by the late WBC president José Sulaimán: to create a world where the boxing sport takes care of its heroes, past and present, providing financial assistance to retired professional boxers facing hardships. The Fund is administered by Nevada Community Foundation, an independent charitable organization based in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Thanks to the generosity of WBC-affiliated promoters and sponsors, the WBC José Sulaimán Boxers Fund will be able to award over $480,000 in total since 2013, with up to $160,000.00 awarded this year. For this third year, the Fund will assist 23 boxers with their medical care, housing, and other crucial life needs.
The WBC would also like to extend a special thanks to the Fund Selection Committee for their hard work and contributions.
The World Boxing Council and Nevada Community Foundation Announce the 2015-2016 WBC José Sulaimán Boxers Fund Grant Cycle
EXTENDED DEADLINE: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15TH, 2015.
The World Boxing Council and Nevada Community Foundation (NCF) are pleased to announce the opening of the 2015 WBC José Sulaimán Boxers Fund Grant Cycle, formerly the WBC Boxers Foundation Fund.
Envisioned by the late WBC president José Sulaimán, with continued support from current president Mauricio Sulaimán, the fund supports retired professional boxers who have fallen on hard times and in need of financial assistance.
Application deadline has been extended to Thursday, October 15, 2015. All application materials must include requested supporting documentation postmarked or emailed to Nevada Community Foundation by end of day, Thursday, October 15th, to be considered.
Retired professional boxers who face great need and fit within the criteria are encouraged to apply. For questions and assistance with the application, please contact your local WBC-associated federation or affiliation.
Online information can be found at www.nevadacf.org. Questions may also be directed to Nevada Community Foundation at:
Director of Operations / Finance AdministratorNevada Community Foundation1635 Village Center Circle Ste. 160Las Vegas, NV 89134Tel: 702-892-2326 | Fax: email@example.com.
EXTENDED DEADLINE: APPLICATIONS MUST BE POSTMARKED OR EMAILED BY THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15th, 2015
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WestCare Nevada to receive $350,000 to improve Women & Children's Campus in North Las Vegas!
Nevada Women's Philanthropy (NWP) members voted today, May 20, 2015, to invest its $350,000 impact grant with WestCare Nevada, Inc. The funds will be used to make vital renovations to a 33,000-square-foot building at the Women's and Children's Campus in North Las Vegas.
"WestCare Nevada provides a critical unmet community need at its Women's and Children's Campus by providing emergency housing, youth medical detox, substance and mental healthcare treatment, case management and job training among other services to over 1,600 people per year," NWP President Kelly Cavanagh said. "NWP is honored to partner with WestCare to help it continue to be able to use a building that is so important to so many members of our community."
WestCare has earmarked the grant funds to pay for a new roof while upgrading or replacing existing doors and windows to increase heating and cooling efficiency. The building was first built in the 1960s.
Future Smiles will receive this year's $30,000 unrestricted NWP Founder's Gift.
WestCare Nevada and Future Smiles join a group of 17 other nonprofit agencies that NWP has invested with since it was founded in 2005. NWP is an annual grant making, all-volunteerorganization that has gifted $3.91 million to date. It is currently celebrating10 years of community giving.
For more information on NWP, please visit www.nvwomensphilanthropy.org.
The AFP Celebrates National Philanthropy Day 2014!
On November 18, 2014, philanthropists from all over the Valley gathered at Golden Nugget Las Vegas for the 23rd Annual National Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon.
The keynote speaker was our very own president, Gian F. Brosco, Esq., and Kirsten Joyce, 8 News NOW Morning Anchor served as Master of Ceremonies. The event honored a special group of individuals for their generosity, service and commitment to the Las Vegas community.
Please join the community incelebrating the contributions of the AFP Las Vegas 2014 award winners in thefollowing categories:
•Outstanding Philanthropist: Victoria Fertitta
•Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser: Art Marshall
•Outstanding Corporation or Foundation: Donald W Reynolds Foundation
•Outstanding Fundraising Professional: Lynn Etkins, Esq.
•Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy: Jordan Coppert
•Lifetime Achievement Award: Russel A. Kost III, CFRE
•President’s Award: Debra Mills
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The WBC and NCF Announce the 2014-2015 WBC José Sulaimán Boxers Fund Awards
The World Boxing Council and Nevada Community Foundation are pleased to announce the awards for the 2014-2015 WBC José Sulaimán Boxers Fund, formerly the WBC Boxers Foundation Fund.
The Fund was created to provide much-needed financial assistance to retired professional boxers who have fallen on hard times. Through it, current president Mauricio Sulaimán continues to carry out the vision set out by the late WBC president José Sulaimán: to create a world where the boxing sport takes care of its heroes, past and present. The Fund is administered by Nevada Community Foundation, an independent charitable organization based in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Thanks to the generosity of WBC-affiliated promoters and sponsors, the Fund will be able to award up to $160,000.00 this year. 22 applications were received between August 1 and September 15, 2014. 20 boxers will be awarded assistance for medical care, housing, and other crucial life needs.
The WBC would also like to extend a special thanks to the Fund Selection Committee for their hard work and contributions.
You are cordially invited to attend an exciting summit in Las Vegas on June 5!
THE GREEN ZONE EMPLOYER PROGRAMCreating a Veteran Friendly Workforce
Join Governor Brian Sandoval, military and community leaders, Mr. Dylan Gray from the Nevada Military Support Alliance, and some of Nevada’s veteran-committed employers for a brief discussion on why hiring veterans works at The Green Zone Employer Program - Creating a Veteran-Friendly Workforce Summit. This event is hosted by Governor Brian Sandoval, the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, and the Nevada Community Foundation. The Green Zone Employer program connects public and private sector employers interested in hiring veterans with veterans seeking employment and creates a statewide network of leaders and stakeholders working to advance the outcomes of veterans across the state. It is time to introduce local business leaders to programs which will highlight the value of hiring veterans and provide them with the resources to do so. Can hiring veterans work for your business? Hear from a panel of industry executives who understand the value of hiring veterans. Come join us and be a part of the solution!
9:30 AM Welcome Mayor Carolyn Goodman, City of Las Vegas
9:35 AM Opening Remarks Governor Brian Sandoval
9:45 AM Why the Military Needs You Colonel Barry Cornish Commander of Nellis Air Force Base
9:55 AM Presentation: The Green Zone Initiative Caleb Cage Director of Military and Veteran Policy Office of Governor Brian Sandoval
10:00 AM Panel Discussion: Why Hiring Veterans Works
10:45 AM Nuts & Bolts of the Green Zone Employers Program Dylan Gray Veteran Outreach Coordinator
11:00 AM Closing Remarks
Nevada Community Foundation featured in Nevada Business Magazine’s Special Report
Nevada Community Foundation is honored to be featured in the Nevada Business Magazine’s December 2013 Issue special report,“Corporate Philanthropy: The Gift that Keeps on Giving.” Authored by Jeanne Lauf Walpole, the report captures the growing maturity of corporate philanthropy and profiles NCF as one of the five major nonprofits that are “step[ping] up to the plate with innovative plans and services to assist any business, large or small, in achieving their hopes and dreams of giving back to their community.” Click here to read what our president Gian Brosco has to say.
The issue can also be found online at the Nevada Business Magazine’s website, here.
St. Jude's Ranch Opens The Crossings
Continuing to serve our community's youth, St. Jude's Ranch for Children has opened The Crossings, a supportive housing and services site for homeless 18 to 25 year olds. The Crossings includes intensive case management in an apartment style residential program. Mentored residents set goals to become stable, self-sufficient and productive members of the community by connecting them with appropriate community services and developing a strong sense of self-determination. Participants in the program are expected to continue their education, work, and be active in the community while striving to master essential life skills. This project is directly aligned with the Help Hope Home plan, which is Southern Nevada's plan to end homelessness, Clark County's Continuum of Care's priority areas, and the Ready for Life Southern Nevada initiative.
Friends of Nevada Wilderness Program Director Receives National Award
Pat Bruce, Stewardship Program Director for Friends of Nevada Wilderness, received the prestigious Making A Difference National Volunteer Award, awarded to outstanding volunteers with the Bureau of Land Management. Pat leads over a dozen trips annually to the Black Rock Desert- High Rock Canyon National Conservation Area in the BLM's Winemucca District. Pat's projects protect and restore these conservation lands: from restoration of a public-use cabin in warm springs rich Soldier Meadows to the construction of a catchment damn to provide water for pronghorn and mule deer during dry months, every visitor and resident of the area benefits from Pat's hard work and leadership/ "Pat has been with us for over six years, and has grown our volunteer events into a nationally recognized and respected program", said Sharon Netherton, Executive Director of Friends of Nevada Wilderness. "Nevada is a better place for everyone- hikers and hunters and pronghorn and bighorn sheep- because of Pat Bruce".
Opening New Doors
The Gay and Lesbian Community Cetner of Southern Nevada ("The Center") has announced the purchase of a downtown site for its new community center, slated to open in February 2013. The new Robert L. Forbuss Building will feature 16,000 square feet of interior space and 4,000 square feet of garden space. The Center will house a health and wellness center, a youth drop-in center, meeting rooms for community events and group meetings, a lending library, a technology center, and expanded programming to meet the emerging needs of the LGBTQ community. The Center currently serves over 30,000 community members with programs and services aimed at supporting and promoting the well-being, positive image, and human rights of the LGBTQ community and its allies in Southern Nevada. A $4million fundraising campaign is currently underway that will fund the building renovations and a strategic operating reserve to cover the annual utility costs of the renovated building. In just over a year, The Center has raised more than $3 million. To learn about The Center or to make a donation, please contact Diana Morgan at Diana@thecenterlv.com or (702) 733-9800.
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The Nevada Community Foundation (NCF) is pleased to accept grant applications on behalf of the Community Outreach Division of the Golden Nugget Laughlin!
Applications will be accepted for the Golden Nugget Laughlin Community Fund grant cycle. The deadline is 4:30 p.m. Friday, August 5, 2016.
The Golden Nugget Laughlin Community Fund of the Nevada Community Foundation was established by the Community Outreach Division of the Golden Nugget.
Funding Focus Areas
The Fund seeks to support programs that operate in Laughlin, NV and Bullhead City, AZ and that:
- Uplift Community Neighborhoods - programs to help maintain safe and productive programs that help locals in need and the rebuilding/enhancement of neighborhoods/communities; Foster safe and vital communities where people live, work, and raise families (revitalizing neighborhoods, self-sufficiency programs, shelters, and high-risk health agencies)
- Uplift Seniors/Children - programs which provide strong prevention and/or intervention programs and empower young people to succeed within their community as well as in school, and the local Seniors in need.
The Fund provides grants to 501(c)(3) organizations and to governmental agencies; grants to individuals are not made through this Fund. This year, $10,000 in funding is available for grants. Grants will generally be awarded up to$2,500.00 each.
When submitting a grant application, please ensure that the proposal is complete and all requested items are attached. Incomplete applications will not be acknowledged or reviewed. Please note that you may only submit one grant application.
Please download the current grant guidelines, application instructions, cover sheet with application questions, and budget form for this grant cycle. Please review the guidelines carefully both to determine if your organization meets the criteria outlined therein and to ensure that your submission is complete.
If you have questions regarding the application process, please contact Jane Ramos at 702-892-2326 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications should be forwarded to: Jane RamosDirector of Operations and Finance AdministratorNevada Community Foundationc/o Golden Nugget Laughlin Grant Cycle410 S. Rampart Blvd, Suite 390Las Vegas, NV 89145
REMEMBER: The deadline is: 4:30 p.m. Friday, August 5, 2016