Philanthropy Day

It was a night to celebrate the people who support so many area organizations. More than 300 guests attended the National Philanthropy Gala at Westgate honoring volunteers, community leaders and development professionals selected by the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

The 2017 recipients included Janice Allen, Outstanding Philanthropist; Constandina “Dina” Ciulla, Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy; Findlay Automotive Group, Outstanding Corporation; Caleen Norrod Johnson, Lifetime Achievement; the Junior League of Las Vegas, President’s Award; Pam Lang, Outstanding Development Professional; Stacey Wedding, Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser; and the Elaine P. Wynn Family Foundation.

Among the first set of headliners at Kaos, Cardi B sang until 4 a.m.
Guests at the eighth anniversary celebration gathered under the boughs of “Absinthe’s” Electric Oak art installation, which has 120,000 LED leaves that change color to music.
The meal included ladybug cake pops.
Wanda English Blair, director of marketing for the Las Vegas Review-Journal, left, and Luxury publisher Blue Ash, center, with performers from “Legends in Concert.”
Those attending the Grand Tasting sipped wine and sampled delectables from food stations manned in part by UNLV students, who received college credit.
Dior Beauty at the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace
Photo by Wagyumafia
“Everybody and their mother right now wants pastel, the muted blush tones, ivories, whites,” said Teryl Soren of English Garden Florist. Photo by Getty Images
Joshua J. Fine Jewelry’s oval cut 4.76 carat pink diamond with half moon cut 2.38 carat side diamonds are set in a platinum ring from MJ Christensen Diamonds.