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UNLV Foundation News

Current Foundation News

Student in white medical coat stands in front of medical equipment
People | November 4, 2019

A UNLV alum and current med school student says the Engelstad Scholars Program solidified his desire to help others.

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Campus News | October 21, 2019

Donors are honored for their continuing support of the university and its programs.

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Business and Community | September 25, 2019

Arlene Kageyama-Chikami hopes that the donation she made in her and her late husband's names will result in improved medical care and more physicians for Southern Nevada.

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.

Foundation In The News

The Nevada Independent
November 4, 2019

In the three years since leaving office, Harry Reid has kept a low profile.

HartfordBusiness.com
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.

FOX 40 WICZ TV
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.

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.

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.”

Recent Foundation 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...
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...