The Notes: Philanthropy, April 29, 2024

Mon, Apr 29, 2024 (2 a.m.)

Caridad, a charity with a mission of humanizing the homeless, has renewed its license to manage the Hebron property through October 31, 2026. Hebron offers low-income housing and programming for veterans, formerly homeless and seniors on a fixed income. Caridad took over management of the property in November 2021. 

Three Square Food Bank’s board of directors appointed Cami Christensen, president and general manager of Westgate Las Vegas, as the 2024 board chair, succeeding Al Welch. Other officers are vice chair Don Ross, Caesars Entertainment; secretary Frank Stanbrough, Southwest Gas; treasurer David Garcia, JP Morgan Private Bank. Board members are Eric Aldrian, Wynn Resorts; Brian Ayala, Ayala’s Concession Group; Diana Bennett, Paragon Gaming; Richard Crawford, The Crawford Group; Michael Britt, Red Rock Resorts; Brandon Doll, Sports & Entertainment Advisors; Al Welch, Bank of America Merrill Lynch; Bill Hornbuckle, MGM Resorts International; M.J. Maynard, RTC Southern Nevada; Ryann Juden; Frank Woodbeck, CSN Foundation; Anita Romero, Southwest Gas; Rachel Shiffrin, Escapely; Shawn Gerstenberger, UNLV; Alissa Wood, Nevada Gold Mines. Additionally, Three Square announced Edmund Wong as chief operating officer.

The Shade Tree, a 24-hour accessible shelter designed to meet the needs of domestic violence and human trafficking survivors, their children and pets (through a partnership with Noah’s Animal House), received $48,000 from Check City following the financial institution’s annual matching campaign in November.

Special Olympics Nevada promoted Terrence Thornton to president and CEO. Thornton previously served as executive director and has been with the organization since 2019.

Boyd Gaming donated more than $200,000 to nearly 190 nonprofit organizations nationwide in its 2023 “Wreaths of Hope” and “Trees of Hope” competition. A total of 186 nonprofits across 11 states participated in the annual holiday competition, with participants decorating wreaths or trees in the spirit of their organization’s mission. Cash prizes were determined by votes from Boyd Gaming customers. The first-place winners in Nevada were: Make-A-Wish Southern Nevada, Pawtastic Friends, Volunteers in Medicine of Southern Nevada, A Path 4 Paws, Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth, Heaven Can Wait Animal Society, Las Vegas Breast Cancer Warriors and East Valley Family Services.

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This story appeared in Las Vegas Weekly.

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