Our Partners

Philanthropic Ambassadors

Philanthropic ambassadors are donors of the foundation who have agreed to volunteer their time to participate in community engagement opportunities, learning visits, and represent the foundation at various opportunities.

Nevada Community Foundation believes that informed and actively engaged donors is crucial to the health of our community. This initiative aims to provides training, support, mentorship and coaching to equip philanthropic ambassadors with the tools they need to become even better informed and engaged members of our community.

If you are interested in becoming a philanthropic ambassador, please contact us.

Angelia Good

Philanthropic Ambassador

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

Philanthropic Ambassador

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

Philanthropic Ambassador

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.