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Support the College

Brighten a Student’s Future by Giving to the Harrah College of Hospitality

The college invites you to join our donor partners by contributing your time, treasure, or talent to our program. The support of alumni, foundations, corporations, parents, and friends like you is critical as we work to strengthen our connections with the industry and build greater opportunities for students.

It is important that your giving reflects your interests and passions. You may give to an existing college fund, donate products and services, create a scholarship fund, or support a specific academic or research program. Learn how you can tailor your giving on the Gift Guide page.

To discuss opportunities to support the Hospitality College, please contact:

Amanda Behnke
Director of Development
Harrah College of Hospitality

Your support can be directed to one of the college’s numerous established funds, including:

  • These gifts assist in many areas including student development, college career fairs, faculty and student travel to conferences, research and support for student associations.

  • Gifts to this fund go directly to support scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students.

  • Donations to the college’s state-of-the-art academic facility Hospitality Hall will help maintain this campus treasure for generations to come. Naming opportunities within the building are still available!

Buy a Paver

Help build the future by purchasing an engraved, personalized paver that will be permanently featured in the Nicholas Paulos Garden at the south entrance of Hospitality Hall.

Donate your Time

There are so numerous ways you can contribute to the success of the college and our students. We encourage members of the hospitality business community and alumni to consider these engagement opportunities:

  • Share your industry expertise as guest speaker in a class or by participating on an industry panel;
  • Provide students with one-on-one professional advice and coaching by serving as an industry mentor;
  • Show your Rebel Pride by volunteering on the college’s highly-engaged Hospitality Alumni Chapter Board;
  • Further the college’s programmatic mission and help the college forge new industry partnerships by joining our prestigious Dean's Global Advisory Board.

If you are interested in exploring any of these engagement opportunities, inquire by email.

Other Benefits of Giving

Your philanthropic gift to the UNLV Harrah College of Hospitality is tax deductible (to the full extent allowable by law) and can receive recognition in outlets, such as news articles, social media, and donor events.

To see how your support benefits our program and students, check out the latest college news on our social media channels: