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Sheldon Adelson at the Hospitality College’s “Conversations on Leadership” event in 2014.
Jan. 13, 2021
With appreciation for his longtime support of UNLV, the university marks the passing of hospitality mogul and generous philanthropist Sheldon Adelson. UNLV will always be grateful for Mr. Adelson’s...
Alumni donors Richard and Leslie McCord
Jan. 5, 2021
He had flown F-4 jets in the U.S. Air Force. He had served in Korea. He had earned an undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia. So by the time Richard McCord was stationed at Nellis Air...
SMBMI Chairman Ken Ramirez (left) with former Chairwoman Lynn Valbuena at the annual Forging Hope Yawa' Awards celebration, honoring transformative work of nonprofits in the Inland Empire and Indian Country. 
Sep. 30, 2020
Each year, the UNLV Foundation honors donors whose lifetime giving to UNLV has reached $1 million or more with the Palladium Award. Honorees are recognized at the UNLV Foundation Annual Dinner, a...
Photo of Aldo (left) and Dawn Madrigrano (center) with Erick Harper (right)
Sep. 30, 2020
Each year, the UNLV Foundation honors donors whose lifetime giving to UNLV has reached $1 million or more with the Palladium Award. Honorees are recognized at the UNLV Foundation Annual Dinner, a...
Lexy and Sam Lionel pose for a photograph with Senator Harry Reid (seated) with his wife, Landra.
Sep. 30, 2020
Each year, the UNLV Foundation honors donors whose lifetime giving to UNLV has reached $1 million or more with the Palladium Award. Honorees are recognized at the UNLV Foundation Annual Dinner, a...
Photo portrait of Joy Chambers-Grudy and Reg Grundy
Sep. 30, 2020
Each year, the UNLV Foundation honors donors whose lifetime giving to UNLV has reached $1 million or more with the Palladium Award. Honorees are recognized at the UNLV Foundation Annual Dinner, a...
Photograph portrait of Peggy and Andrew Cherng
Sep. 30, 2020
Each year, the UNLV Foundation honors donors whose lifetime giving to UNLV has reached $1 million or more with the Palladium Award. Honorees are recognized at the UNLV Foundation Annual Dinner, a...
Exterior of UNLV Foundation building with green trees and signage.
Aug. 20, 2020
Following a national search, it is my great pleasure to announce that Rickey McCurry has accepted the position of Vice President for Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement and President of the UNLV...
John O'Reilly, Irwin Molasky, and Elaine Wynn present on Annual Dinner stage.
Jul. 9, 2020
Las Vegas real estate developer Irwin Molasky, chairman of the Molasky Group of Companies, passed away on July 4. A beloved community leader, Molasky was involved with UNLV since its inception,...
illustration of hands putting coins into piggy bank for UNLV
May. 18, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic has heightened our appreciation for the frontline heroes who are keeping Vegas strong: our medical responders, delivery people, grocery store workers, teachers, and so many...
Multi-media collage depicting families by artist Jess Vanessa
May. 14, 2020
Nothing stops art. In fact, oftentimes art is born in times of upheaval and stress. So while UNLV’s Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art had to temporarily shut its doors in response to the COVID-19 stay-...
Geoff Hughes standing in an empty classroom
May. 12, 2020
The vintage photograph of Stephanie Wolf Hughes shows a confident, beaming young woman in well-worn overalls on an airfield in Arizona. The year is around 1960. What you don’t see is that she just...