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Division of Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement News

Philanthropy and Alumni Affairs is dedicated to building meaningful relationships with UNLV alumni, and stewarding private investment in the university.

Current Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement News

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Business and Community | March 1, 2021

Annual Rebels Give event turns to the sometimes subtle and rich ways that philanthropy ties together UNLV and Las Vegans.

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Business and Community | February 26, 2021

Rebels Give is a 1,957-minute fundraising drive (in honor of the date of UNLV’s founding) that encourages the community to get involved and support campus programs.

Business and Community | February 16, 2021

Rebels Give - UNLV's annual day of giving - is scheduled for March 2-3.

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Athletics | February 8, 2021

James J. Baumberger Estate gift of $8 million is the largest in UNLV Athletics history.

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People | January 15, 2021

Alumnus and former professor acknowledges role UNLV had in his career through planned gift.

Professor Nancy Lough standing in front of Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas
People | January 4, 2021

Great places are made of great people. Here are a few who made the news in 2020.

Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement In The News

KLAS-TV: 8 News Now
November 7, 2019

While UNLV’s homecoming is next week, there was an unofficial kick-off today with the 2nd Annual #RebelsGive fundraising drive Nov. 7 and 8.

Las Vegas Sun
March 15, 2019

Philanthropist and longtime UNLV supporter Robert “Bruce” Layne died Friday at the age of 73 after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease, the university announced today.

KSNV-TV: News 3
September 24, 2018

UNLV is launching a two-day fundraising drive next month, in which students and staff will encourage giving back to the school.

KVVU-TV: Fox 5
September 24, 2018

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas announced its first two-day fundraising drive which encourages students and staff to give back to the community.

MarketWatch
April 30, 2018

Blackbaud, Inc. (NASDAQ: BLKB), the world's leading cloud software company powering social good, today reported strong momentum in adoption rates among higher education institutions seeking an integrated, smart cloud solution set to help improve campus-wide collaboration, strengthen relationships with alumni and supporters, drive a streamlined scholarship process, and advance fundraising and marketing activities.

Recent Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement Accomplishments

November 14, 2019
A number of UNLV communicators and other staff members received high marks from the Las Vegas Valley Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America during the recent Pinnacle Awards ceremony. The Las Vegas chapter sends the entries to judges outside the local market for evaluation to provide the most objective evaluation and determination of...
August 15, 2019
Joakim Nyoni (Foundation) was selected and participated in the Institute for Educational Management (IEM) at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, in July. IEM is a comprehensive executive education program that prepares senior leadership in higher education to address challenges and opportunities that face institutions of higher learning.
February 4, 2019
Caleen Johnson (Foundation) and Stine Odegard (Service Learning and Leadership) have been announced as members of the 2019 cohort of Jameson Fellows.  In 2013, Gard Jameson developed the program to create a culture of greater cohesion across nonprofit sectors. This program will enrich the work currently being done by these departments and better...
November 9, 2018
Amy Bouchard and Chad Warren (both Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement) were awarded the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Pinnacle Award for their work with the UNLV Alumni Association at a ceremony held this week. They won in the category for Tactics: Best Usage of Data/Analytics for the UNLV Alumni Attitude Survey from 2017. This...
September 18, 2018
The UNLV Student Alumni Association partnered with the Pack Shack to support the food insecurity needs of the campus community. Alumni and students teamed up and packed meals for those in need. More than 12,800 meals were packed by volunteers on Monday. All meals were delivered to the UNLV Food Pantry to help students and staff. Photos from the...
August 23, 2018
UNLV has received two 2018 Educational Fundraising Awards from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). The honors are given each year to superior fundraising programs at educational institutions across the country. UNLV is one of six public universities nationwide with endowments of less than $350 million to be honored for...