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Our Philanthropic Advisory Council (PAC)

Respected Thought-leaders, Academics, Activists and Changemakers

Our Philanthropic Advisory Council (PAC) consists of Foundation Fellows and Researchers who are dedicated to enhancing our community on multiple fronts. NCF brings together experts in philanthropy and advocacy to deliver top-notch research, policy recommendations, and comprehensive analysis addressing a wide range of community challenges.

Our advisors generously share their experience and expertise with both NCF and our donors, informally offering real-time information and knowledge access.

Our Foundation Fellows

Our Foundation Fellows, as esteemed community leaders in Nevada, are actively involved in improving our community from various angles. They serve as volunteers, utilizing their expertise in specific subjects to provide valuable information and insights to the community.

  • Tami Hance

    Communities in Schools

    At Risk Youth

  • Patrick Bozarth

    Community Counseling Center

    Mental Health

  • Shalimar T. Cabrera

    U.S. VETS – Las Vegas


  • Arash Ghafoori

    Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth


  • Liz Ortenburger


    Women’s Rights & Domestic Violence

  • Sugar Vogel, Esq.

    Southern Nevada Senior Law Center

    Senior Citizens and Law

  • Jeff Detrick

    University of Nevada, Las Vegas


  • Christina Vela, MPA

    St. Jude’s Ranch for Children

    Child Welfare & Youth Services

  • Pam Beal

    Diversified Consulting Services


  • Christy Stevens

    Hearts Alive Village

    Animal Welfare

  • Terri Chandler

    Future Smiles

    At Risk Youth

  • Stephanie Kirby

    EyeCare4Kids Nevada

    At Risk Youth

  • Venicia Considine

    Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada

    Senior Citizens

Our Researchers

Our researchers offer robust research capabilities to our clients, enabling them to make well-informed decisions in their philanthropic endeavors. Through our researchers, we provide meaningful, relevant, and up-to-date information regarding different nonprofit sectors and organizations.

Bazl Taliaferrow


Bazl earned his undergraduate business degree from Baruch College in 2017 and is currently an MBA candidate focused on business and social innovation at Babson College. He began his career conducting comprehensive valuation analyses of real estate projects as a Property Analyst for a private real estate group and separately for commercial clients as a licensed Real Estate Agent in New York City.

In 2018, Bazl completed a service term as a FEMA Corps Member, part of the AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps. In this position, he served as the Planning Specialist & Assistant Team Lead, where he developed trend reports of federal resources to inform planning operations intended to meet the needs of disaster survivors.

Having a sense of stewardship and a desire to give back, Bazl presently works in the nonprofit sector, evaluating the financial health of nonprofit organizations to drive grantmaking decisions. He additionally reviews the feasibility of prospective impact investment projects for non- and for-profit entities that generate both financial and social returns.