UNLV leaders and the UNLV Foundation Board of Trustees recently welcomed five new members to the Palladium Society and one new member to the Palladium Diamond Society. The Palladium Society recognizes donors whose cumulative giving has reached $1 million or more; the Palladium Diamond Society recognizes those whose cumulative giving has reached $10 million or more.
“At its root, philanthropy literally means ‘love of humanity,’” said UNLV President Marta Meana. “It’s a way we express connection and compassion. It’s an action we take to create the type of world we want to live in and we want to leave to future generations.”
The generosity of the 2019 class of Palladium honorees has a profound and lasting impact on UNLV students, faculty, and campus in multiple ways.
About the New Diamond Palladium Society Member
MGM Resorts International
A founding donor of UNLV’s industry-leading Hospitality Hall, MGM Resorts International also has provided vital support for Brookings Mountain West, the William S. Boyd School of Law, MGM Resorts International Academic Excellence Scholarships, and the MGM Resorts Public Policy Institute. All of its investments in UNLV exemplify its commitment to success in education, industry, community, diversity, sustainability, and leadership on economic and social issues.
About the New Palladium Society Members
Dignity Health, St. Rose Dominican
Dignity Health supports the UNLV School of Dental Medicine, UNLV School of Medicine, and UNLV School of Nursing, as well as athletics and the annual fund. The health care organization provides scholarships and funds programs that are essential not only to UNLV, but to the community at large.
As the master developer for the UNLV Harry Reid Research & Technology Park, Gardner will manage and operate the Tech Park in partnership with UNLV and the UNLV Research Foundation. Throughout 2019, they have been developing a new corporate campus for Black Fire Innovation, a public-private partnership between Caesars Entertainment Corporation and UNLV.
Klai Juba Wald
Klai Juba Wald provides scholarships and internships, and has sponsored its namesake lecture series for the UNLV School of Architecture since 1997. The firm is also a dedicated supporter of UNLV athletics, and proudly served as architect of record for the UNLV Fertitta Football Complex.
Joe and Julie Murphy
UNLV’s outstanding relationship with Joe and Julie Murphy stretches back to 1999. Their belief in giving back to the community started early in the development of Joe’s career — and UNLV became a beneficiary of that belief. They have contributed to the university in many ways, especially as tremendous supporters of Rebel athletics and as scholarship donors to the UNLV School of Medicine’s charter class. Joe has served on the UNLV Foundation Board of Trustees since 2015.
Through its $1 million endowment gift to the university, Workday is supporting The PRACTICE, a community mental health clinic located on the university’s main campus that helps more than 600 clients a year. The PRACTICE is staffed by faculty experts in clinical and school psychology and mental health counseling.