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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

Cameryne Kelley holds a flute while posing in front of a bulletin board in her office.
People | April 1, 2019

Asking the right questions is critical in helping this "Data Diva" obtain the information she needs to assist UNLV, its alumni, and its friends.

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People | March 15, 2019

Bruce Layne spent decades attending, teaching, and advocating for his alma mater. Now he's memorialized by Rebel baseball.

Kerry Sallee, director of development for the Honors College, with a group of the college's students.
People | February 25, 2019

Seeing her dean get a pie in his face was part of her greatest day on campus.

UNLV dental professor reviewing data with student
Campus News | December 19, 2018

University joins the ranks of just 130 institutions nationwide classified by Carnegie as “very high research activity” – or R1 – the gold standard for university research metrics.

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People | November 15, 2018

Susan Lee Johnson will serve as first endowed chair in Liberal Arts; position will elevate history program to leader in the study of the Intermountain West.

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Campus News | October 12, 2018

Eight new Palladium donors honored for giving $1 million or more.

Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement In The News

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

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...
February 13, 2018
Kim Nyoni, Carrie Ahlborn, Russel Kost (all Foundation), Chad Warren (Alumni), Alexandra Liebman, and Angela Ramsey (both Hospitality) have been invited to make presentations at the 2018 Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) western region’s premier conference in San Francisco in March.  Kim Nyoni (Foundation) will lead a session...
February 6, 2018
Marian Alper (Foundation) was the lead creator of the “Our Donors are our Superheroes!” stewardship / donor relations multi-media campaign, which received a 2017 Silver Award from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District VII Western Conference board of directors. The annual awards program showcases best practices in...