Duncan R. Lee
RDL Investments, Inc.
Duncan R. Lee is the President of RDL Investments, Inc., a real estate investment company established in 1991. Irene and Duncan R. Lee served as Trustees of The Meadows School from 2008 to 2013. Duncan chaired the Committee of Trustee from 2009 to 2013. Victoria and Richard, their two children, were Lifers with High Honors, graduated from George Washington University and Columbia University. Victoria is a business development officer for Salesforce.Com in the Public Sector Office in Virginia. Richard is the Founder and Managing Partner of GBIC(Global Blockchain Innovative Capital), a cryto/blockchain technology hedge fund with offices in New York and Shanghai. The Meadows Corral is a gift from the Lees named after Duncan’s father.
Irene and Duncan have been involved with the Clark County School District for over 25 years and sponsored C. T. Sewell Empowerment School for over 10 years. Irene served as chair and on the Executive Committee for over 10 years for Spread the Word Nevada, a children literacy organization that has donated over 4 million books. Duncan served on Governor Sandoval Education transition team, and most recently served on the Advisory Committee to Reorganize Clark County School District. He has been on the State’s English Mastery Council for the last 4 years.
Irene and Duncan had served on the parents Philanthropy Board at George Washington University and Columbia University after their children enrolled. They had referred several students to GW, and was instrumental in clearing a waitlist student at Columbia University.
Duncan graduated from University of Southern California with both degrees of Master of Business Administration in finance and Bachelor of Science in business administration. Irene also graduated also from University of Southern California, and has a MBA from California State of Los Angeles.
Duncan’s philanthropic efforts include the following: UNLV Medical School Scholarship Donor, Chairman of the Board and past Chair of investment committee of Nevada Community Foundation, Past Chairman of Council for a Better Nevada, Past President of the Las Vegas West Rotary Club. He also served as past trustee and advisor to the Las Vegas Asian Chamber of Commerce, and their college scholarship program. Duncan and Irene are proud members of the USC Scholarship Club.
Michael J. Threet
Board Vice Chair
Michael J. Threet, CPA, is Chief Financial Officer of Caltrol, a leader in industrial process automation. He is responsible for managing the company’s financial position and is a member of the executive management committee that sets goals and strategic direction for the company.
Mr. Threet has served in a variety of philanthropic and charitable organizations, including past secretary/treasurer of the Salvation Army (Henderson Chapter); past president of the City of Las Vegas Community Schools; and a volunteer coach with the Boys and Girls Club of Las Vegas. He received a Bachelor of Science in business administration from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 1991.
Daniel G. Anderson, FWD
Morgan Stanley Wealth Management
Daniel Anderson began his career at Morgan Stanley in 1984, including six years as a branch manager. In 2004, he turned his focus to serving the unique needs of wealthy families and individuals.
In 2011, after completing a vigorous program of study, he was awarded the title of Family Wealth Director at Morgan Stanley. This designation allows Mr. Anderson, and the Anderson Miller Pinkelman Group at Morgan Stanley, access to a suite of resources at the firm specifically designed for the high net worth client.
He also sits on the Board of Trustees of the Foundation for an Independent Tomorrow. He and his family support many other charitable and educational organizations in Southern Nevada. He has been married to his wife, Ginger, for 19 years and has two grown sons.
Geraldine Tomich, Esq.
Marquis Aurbach Coffing
Geraldine Tomich practices in the areas of asset protection, estate planning, probate, guardianships, estate and gift taxation, and business entity formation. Ms. Tomich earned a Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree from Thomas Jefferson School of Law, graduating magna cum laude. She obtained a Juris Doctor degree from Gonzaga University School of Law and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Ms. Tomich often gives educational seminars to the community regarding estate planning, probate avoidance, and business succession planning. She also contributes articles to local publications.
Further, Ms. Tomich volunteers with various community outreach organizations. She is a founding director of the Gift Planning Advisors, a Las Vegas group of professionals who provide educational opportunities for planned giving professionals and heighten awareness of donor opportunities. She is currently director of Southern Nevada Estate Planning Council, a network of estate planning professionals that was established in 1971. She sits on the Board of Southern Nevada Public Television/Vegas PBS and is also the chairperson of its Planned Giving Council.
Ms. Tomich was born and raised in Manila, the Philippines. In 1990, she and her family moved to Las Vegas, where she has resided since.
Communities in Schools
Tami Hance is Director of Resource Development for Communities In Schools of Nevada. As an affiliate of the nation’s largest dropout prevention program, the mission of Communities In Schools is to keep kids in school, do whatever it takes to eliminate barriers and never give up on anyone.
In concert with her work at Communities In Schools of Nevada, she is also a board member of Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth (NPHY), president emeritus of Nevada Women’s Philanthropy.
Ms. Hance graduated from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas with a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication studies. She spent 26 years as Senior Vice President of Destinations by Design (DBD), the largest destination management and special event company in Las Vegas, gaining an exceptional wealth of knowledge of Southern Nevada’s hospitality industry. She transitioned into a career in philanthropy in April 2017.
She has been an adjunct professor for the College of Southern Nevada, and in 2014 served as president of Las Vegas Hospitality Association (LVHA), where she continues to volunteer on the Chairman’s Club. The Meeting Professionals International (MPI) Foundation U.S. Council honored her by appointing her to its 2014-2016 Council. In 2016, Tami was honored by the Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada with a leadership badge.
Irene M. Wandtke, CPA
Gerety & Associates
Irene M. Wandtke is a certified public accountant with more than 15 years of experience. Irene joined Gerety & Associates, CPAs in January 2007 after working with RSM McGladrey, Inc. for five years, where she gained knowledge and experience in a variety of industries including construction and health care. At Gerety & Associates, she is dedicated to providing each client with the highest level of service. Irene has substantial experience in the accounting and income tax arena’s (both individual and business) as well as dealing with IRS issues.
A native of Santa Clara, California, she moved to Las Vegas in 1997 and obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Nevada Society of CPAs and the Vegas Valley Masterminds.
Director of Operations / Finance Administrator
Jane comes to the Nevada Community Foundation with over twenty years of experience in management and administrative functions for executive leadership. She has extensive experience in both corporate and not-for-profit environments and has assisted a variety of C-level executives and senior management.
For more than six years, Jane worked as the Executive Assistant to the President and CEO of Lumenis Ltd., a global leader in medical and aesthetic lasers and light-based technology. She also supported the Vice President of Finance and the General Counsel, along with a national and international board of directors. With the New York head quarter’s dissolution, Jane shifted from corporate to the nonprofit sector.
Her recent experience in the nonprofit sector includes serving as the Executive Assistant to the CEO for Gilda’s Club Worldwide, a New York City-based national cancer support organization founded by actor Gene Wilder in memory of his late wife, comedian Gilda Radner. Jane also served at Boys Hope Girls Hope of Nevada, a year-round residential academic program for at-risk children ages 10 to 18. Jane holds a Bachelor of Arts in Industrial Psychology from the University of St. Thomas in the Philippines.
Director of Finance
A resident of Las Vegas for more than 63 years, Keith graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business and a major in accounting. He spent eighteen years with Clark County as Business Manager in the Department of Aviation, as Assistant Clark County Treasurer and as Clark County Treasurer.
Additionally, he served as Chief Finance Officer for eleven years with the Economic Opportunity Board of Clark County.
Foundation and Donor Services Associate
Tina is originally from the Philippines. She moved to Las Vegas after earning her bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from De La Salle University. Tina has more than 15 years of experience in the hospitality sector. She is skilled in the areas of office administration, payroll, human resources and customer service.
Suthakorn (Seth) Wongsavit
Research Analyst / Community Investment Officer
Suthakorn (Seth) Wongsavit
Research Analyst / Community Investment Officer
Seth specializes in research and strategic analysis of community issues. He has been with Nevada Community Foundation since 2012, serving in multiple capacities. Seth helps donors articulate and achieve their intended visions. Originally from Bangkok, Thailand, he moved to the United States in 2008. Seth is a graduate of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas with a bachelor’s degree in History.
Gian F. Brosco, Esq.
A former attorney and banker, Gian brings more than twenty years’ experience in the fields of philanthropy, law, fundraising and banking to his role as President and CEO of Nevada Community Foundation (NCF). He spent four years with The Rhode Island Foundation as a development officer and gift planning advisor before joining U.S. Trust Bank of America, where he served as Vice President for the Philanthropic Management Group. While at U.S. Trust, Gian counseled individuals, families and private foundations on their philanthropy and advised institutional clients around governance and nonprofit management issues. He also served as an expert for the bank’s clients on the subjects of philanthropy and planned giving, leadership and governance, and fiduciary and tax matters. In his career, Gian has advised more than 500 public charities, private foundations, individuals and families on all aspects of charitable giving and philanthropy and is one of fewer than 150 BoardSource Certified Governance Trainers, globally.
During his tenure at Nevada Community Foundation (2008- present), the organization has experienced exponential growth during a period of extraordinary economic upheaval, growing from $14.9mm to more than $150mm, today. Equally, the Foundation has reached unprecedented influence as a thought leader and catalyst for change in the community.
Gian advises nonprofit organizations in board governance, change management and fundraising and currently serves as Chairman of Gift Planning Advisors, a Nevada association of professionals dedicated to incorporating philanthropy into their clients’ wealth planning. He received his Bachelor of Arts in English from Georgetown University and completed his Juris Doctor from New England School of Law in 1990. A Greenspun Distinguished Professor of Practice at UNLV’s School of Public Policy and Leadership, Gian taught courses in 21st Century Leadership and Public Policy. He is licensed to practice law (inactive status) in Rhode Island and Texas and is a sought after speaker on philanthropy, leadership and governance, fundraising and change management.
Angelia Good is an entrepreneur and activist with a special concern for community focused giving with impactful fundraising and volunteerism. Since moving to Las Vegas in 2005, she co-founded the Women’s Giving Circle of Southern Nevada. She also serves as an elected member of the Clark County School District’s, School Organizational Team, which creates budgets and analyzes school performance to achieve vital educational reforms and funding at the elementary level in Clark County School District.
Angelia also puts her background in social media and marketing to use through volunteering as an online moderator for community based pages on Facebook, moderating more than 100,000 followers across five pages. A native Midwesterner, Angelia’s education and career in dance and choreography have taken her throughout the country. While attending Arizona State University and studying Recreation Management, she refined her business management skillset to create recreational performing arts programs for children that focused on self-esteem building and teamwork through artistic expression. As both educator and performer, Angelia toured with dance companies in New York and Los Angeles before starting her own in Las Vegas. Today, Angelia continues to guide and mentor her own daughter in dance education and choreographs for clients on a referral-only basis.
Minnie Wood, MS, APRN, ANP-BC
Minnie Wood is a full-time lecturer at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Nursing, where she developed an innovative service-learning program working with community partners to educate students and serve Southern Nevadans. She received a UNLV Community Engagement Award, which recognizes campus individuals for their exceptional community engagement in the areas of service learning, community-based research, faculty/staff community outreach activity and student service.
Minnie is also a nurse practitioner with a primary care practice at First Person Care Clinic, a 501(c)3 public charity founded to provide quality health care to all, including the medically underserved, the uninsured and underinsured in Southern Nevada.
Minnie sits on the Board of Advisors for Nevada HAND, a nonprofit affordable housing developer and is a co-founder of the Women’s Giving Circle of Southern Nevada, a grassroots philanthropic initiative that seeks to support Southern Nevada organizations working in the areas of women and children’s health, advocacy for LGBTQ persons, environmental sustainability, peace and justice, education and access to the arts.
Raised in Yonkers, New York, Minnie received her undergraduate degree from the State University of New York at Binghamton and her master’s degree from the University of California, San Francisco. She has two children and enjoys hiking and live music.
Almendra Johnson is a dedicated volunteer and passionate advocate for charitable organizations in Las Vegas. Born and raised in Southern California, Almendra moved to Las Vegas in 2007. Since her arrival, she has become an integral member of the Las Vegas community. Almendra proudly belongs to the Women’s Giving Circle. Through raising her two sons, Almendra has become an active volunteer with youth organizations. She has served as a Scout Leader for seven years and coaches youth soccer. During Nevada Reading Week, Almendra finds particular joy in bringing children’s book characters to life through costumes and reading to children.
When Almendra is not busy working with Las Vegas youth, she can regularly be found volunteering at organizations such as Three Square, Springs Preserve, and Ronald McDonald House Charities. Almendra’s professional experience concentrated on Human Resource Management and Benefits Administration. In May 2018, Almendra earned her Associates Degree in sociology from the College of Southern Nevada.