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UNLV Foundation News

Current Foundation News

Bradley Boe ready to play wheelchair rugby
People | July 11, 2019

Bradley Boe finds empowerment in a new scholarship for students with spinal cord injuries.

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People | June 26, 2019

The UNLV Medical School and its students have been among the beneficiaries.

woman in red dress in crowd
People | June 18, 2019

Triple-major Martha Amaya’s research explores the interactions between policing, public policy, and crowd science.

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 6, 2019

Real estate developer Mark Fine helps advance the UNLV School of Medicine.

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.

Foundation In The News

May 2, 2019

UConn's fundraising arm on Wednesday named a philanthropic executive from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), as its new CEO and president.

April 3, 2019

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) Foundation has selected Encompass from iModules as its technology platform for fundraising and alumni communications.

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.

Las Vegas Sun
March 19, 2018

One of two regents pushing most vigorously for UNLV President Len Jessup’s ouster brushed off the notion that the board should be concerned about fundraising at the university despite a mounting revolt by some of the school’s largest backers.

Las Vegas Review Journal
July 31, 2017

UNLV set a record for fundraising in the just-concluded fiscal year, attracting more than $93 million in new gifts and pledges. A last-minute $25 million anonymous gift to UNLV’s new medical school was the donation that led to the record. “It would never have been possible without the donors, friends and alumni,” said Scott Roberts, vice president for philanthropy and alumni engagement and president of the UNLV Foundation. “They’re the ones who are investing in making this a great place.”

Las Vegas Sun
February 1, 2017

Detached from the Raiders relocation drama, UNLV’s football team still has a real opportunity to play in a fancy new stadium within the next few years.

Recent Foundation Accomplishments

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...
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
Innovation (Research & Economic Development), the university's research magazine, recently received a Bronze Award of Excellence from District VII of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). CASE Awards of Excellence showcase best practices in alumni relations, fundraising, public/government relations, advancement services...
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...