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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

People | July 13, 2021

UNLV Alumni Association affinity club helps develop networks between students and alumni and build bridges for career development.

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UNLV History | June 30, 2021

Marjorie Barrick’s involvement in UNLV and the community went far beyond her time in the classroom. Here's the story of one of our campus' pioneers.

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UNLV History | April 27, 2021

From a suggestion in an economic impact report to graduating its charter class in just 10 years. Here's how the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV got here and how it will shape health care in Southern Nevada.

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UNLV History | April 27, 2021

Scholarships for the charter class relieve financial burden for future health care providers.

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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.

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.

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...