Thursday ANNUAL WOMEN’S CLUB OF SUMMERLIN EVENT
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9
Benefits: Project 150, a non-profit charity supporting homeless high school youth
Setting: J.W. Marriott Las Vegas, Parian Room
Attire: Bust out your prom duds
Mistress/Master of Ceremonies: Judge Jackie Glass and Kevin Janison of Channel 3
Highlights: Using the classic theme of “Prom Night,” guests will be transported back to their high school days while dancing to the music of Ronnie Lee Twist and The Future Cats. Guests will have the opportunity to purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win such gifts as hotel stays, restaurant certificates, rounds of golf, show tickets, artwork, and spa treatments. In addition, both a live and silent auction will be held for guests to bid on a select group of high-end items. Culinary delights will include heavy hors d’oeuvres and filet mignon.
About the Organization: Founded in 2001, The Women’s Club of Summerlin is a group of women working together to benefit the women and children of the Las Vegas community through philanthropic endeavors.
To Attend: Visit www.womensclubofsummerlin.org or call 702.804.5188.
Friday HARVEST FOR HOPE
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10
Benefits: Communities In Schools of Nevada
Setting: Cashman Center
Attire: Casual costumes encouraged
Highlights: Families are invited for an evening of live entertainment and fall activities as well as the opportunity to bid on exquisite auction items presented on one-of-a-kind, handmade scarecrows. The award-winning restaurants from The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas will be returning with their specialty menu of food and drinks to make this a truly must-attend event.
About the Organization: Communities In Schools is the nation’s leading dropout prevention organization using a unique model that positions a coordinator inside schools to assess needs and deliver necessary resources that remove barriers to success. The charity’s mission is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.
To Attend: Visit www.cisnevada.org or call 702.770.7611.
Saturday ROCKIN’ ON THE ROOF
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 11
Benefits: Las Vegas Business Academy
Setting: Downtown Grand
Honorees: Seth Schorr, CEO of Downtown Grand and Sam Cherry, CEO of Sam Cherry Development
Highlights: Celebrating Downtown Las Vegas’ renaissance, Las Vegas Business Academy’s third annual fundraising event combines Las Vegas’ culinary masterminds with an entertainment lineup that begins with a matinee performance of the Tony award-winning musical, “Wicked,” at The Smith Center. Guests are then invited to the Downtown Grand for an evening of live music and culinary offerings from restaurants that include Scarpetta, Jaleo, Due Forni, Sensi, Mozen, Capital Grille, Portofino, Four Seasons, and Stripsteak, among others. Grammy award-winning band Phoenix will perform while guests mingle and imbibe.
About the Organization: The nonprofit Las Vegas Business Academy was founded by Rino Armeni to financially assist tuition-challenged candidates seeking to obtain a master’s degree in business, hospitality or law who have excelled in the classroom, on campus, and in the community. The organization offers elite scholars vast educational and personalized experiences through exclusive mentoring opportunities with LVBA’s diverse board of directors as well as the opportunities to take courses in specialized programs at renowned international universities. To Attend: Call 702.998.2138.
Saturday 24TH ANNUAL CASA VOLUNTEER RECOGNITION GALA
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 11
Benefits: Casa Foundation
Setting: The Venetian Resort, Hotel & Casino Palazzo Ballroom
Honorees: Honorable Frank P. Sullivan, District Court Judge
Child Advocate of the Year
Highlights: A CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) is a volunteer who is appointed by the court to be the voice of the child during his/her court proceedings. Today we have just over 350 CASAs who generously make the time to understand the needs of their appointed child and give their child a voice in the system so that they are best served. In many cases children in care move several times in a year, start over in new schools, causing their only consistent face and sense of security to be that of their CASA. Join the CASA Foundation as they celebrate and honor Honorable Frank P. Sullivan, Family Division District Court Judge. Silent Auction and cocktails begin at 5:00pm, followed by a gourmet dinner and program at 7:00pm. Dancing and a live band will start at 9:30pm.
To attend: Visit www.casafoundation.org or call 702.588.2272.
Tuesday 4th ANNUAL KICK OFF YOUR HEELS LUNCHEON
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14
Benefits: Shriners Hospital for Children
Setting: 16th, 17th and 18th holes at TPC Summerlin
Attire: Sundresses dresses and flip flops (leave your fancy shoes at home)
Mistress of Ceremonies: Mercedes Martinez of MIX 94.1
Highlights: Select restaurants from Downtown Summerlin’s dining park will serve lunch while attendees enjoy keynote remarks from Dr. Cortney S. Warren, a psychologist who developed a platform called Choose Honesty to help people live more fulfilling lives by confronting self-deception.
About the Organization: Shriners Hospitals for Children offers innovative pediatric specialty care, world-class research and outstanding medical education. The 22 hospitals in the United States, Canada and Mexico provide advanced care for children with orthopedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate.
To Attend: To purchase tickets, contact Stephanie Maes at email@example.com.
Saturday 17th ANNUAL NOTTE DI CARNEVALE
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18
Benefits: Foundation for an Independent Tomorrow
Attire: Black Tie Optional
Setting: Caesars Palace
Evening’s Host: FIT Founder Janet Blumen
Honoree: Tyler Corder, CFO, Findlay Automotive Group
Highlights: An evening of fine food, a great band, dancing and a party atmosphere in a beautiful environment.
About the Organization: The Foundation for an Independent Tomorrow (FIT) is a local, Southern Nevada non-profit corporation. For more than 15 years, FIT has been delivering workforce development to unemployed and underemployed Las Vegans. FIT gets people jobs by providing the education, books and school supplies, support services and counseling to help people overcome their barriers.
To Attend: Contact Yolanda Dekle at 702.367.4348 or visit www.lasvegasfit.org
Saturday “HEART OF GIVING” GALA
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18
Benefits: Ronald McDonald House Charities
Setting: Keep Memory Alive Event Center
Attire: Rock n’ Roll Glam
Honoree: Tony Bonnici, Lotus Broadcasting
Highlights: Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) will celebrate the “HeArt of Giving” during its 16th year dedicated to helping families with seriously ill children. Supporters will enjoy tantalizing cuisine and wonderful artistry throughout the 16th annual gala which will feature a silent and live auction, cocktail reception, dinner and live entertainment.
About the Organization: Ronald McDonald House is the cornerstone program of Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC), and provides temporary housing for families who travel to Las Vegas to receive critical medical treatment for their children.
To Attend: To purchase tickets, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.rmhlv.com.
Saturday DINOSAUR MASQUERADE BALL
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18
Benefits: Las Vegas Natural History Museum
Setting: Four Seasons Las Vegas
Attire: Cocktail attire preferred, costumes encouraged along the theme, masks provided
Master of Ceremonies: Jeff Civilico
Highlights: Themed as the Golden Age of Hollywood, the Las Vegas Natural History Museum’s 2014 Dinosaur Masquerade Ball promises to be an evening of glitz and glamour. The ball’s festivities begin at 6 p.m. with a silent auction offering everything from trips and airline tickets to exclusive dining experiences and jewelry. In addition to a sit-down dinner, guests will enjoy the melodies of dueling pianos.
About the Organization: LVNHM is a private, non-profit institution dedicated to educating the children, adults and families of the community in the natural sciences — both past and present. Through its interactive exhibits, educational programs and the preservation of its collections, the Museum strives to instill an understanding and appreciation of the world’s wildlife, ecosystems and cultures.
To Attend: Visit www.lvnhm.org or contact Charlsey Frahm at 702.384.2008.
Friday 5TH ANNUAL FASHION FOR AUTISM GALA
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24
Benefits: Nevada Children and Families Living With Autism
Setting: Four Seasons Las Vegas
Highlights: The evening’s festivities will include a champagne reception and silent auction at 6 p.m. followed by dinner, awards ceremony, fashion show and live auction at 7:30 p.m. Auto dealer Gary Ackerman is donating a 2015 Mustang to be raffled off starting on August 29 to sell all the way through to the Gala on October 24. The event will honor four community leaders who have made a difference in the lives of children and families living with autism.
About the Organization: Grant a Gift Autism Foundation is a Nevada non-profit 501(c)(3) organization and community safety net that proudly serves children, youth and their families living with autism by providing diagnostic and treatment funding, support services, vocational training, transition planning, and education.
To Attend: Visit www.grantagiftautismfoundation.org.