Twelve men from various backgrounds and professions who exemplify great personal and professional commitment to the community were honored April 8 during Saks Fifth Avenue’s 11th annual fundraiser, Vegas Dozen 2014: The Men We Love and Why We Love Them.
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Dr. Albert “Yu-Min” Lin, a pioneer in technology-enabled exploration, received the Desert Research Institute’s Nevada Medal during dinners March 25 in Reno and March 27 in Las Vegas at Aria.
The 23rd annual Chefs for Kids dinner and auction took place the evening of March 29 at Paris Las Vegas with a theme of “Spice Up Your Life.”
One Night for One Drop is a global philanthropy event to support worldwide access to water today and forever. The gala took place March 21 in the Michael Jackson One Theatre at Mandalay Bay.
The Clark County Medical Society Alliance held its 13th annual Fashion Presentation recently at the Four Seasons. This year’s event will benefit Communities in Schools of Nevada, a leading dropout prevention organization.
Each year at its Paint the Town Red Gala, the Junior League of Las Vegas recognizes two outstanding community members. This year’s 11th annual gala took place March 8 at Red Rock Resort and honored Nancy Gasho-Fromm and Jim Rogers.
The Las Vegas Philharmonic and presenting sponsor Graff Diamonds honored Siegfried and Roy at their Diamonds are Forever Gala on March 1 at Aria
Mesquite Club, the oldest women’s club in Nevada, had a benefit luncheon and fashion show Feb. 21 at Spanish Trail Country Club.
Discovery Children’s Museum hosted its third annual Queen of Hearts gala recently at Neiman Marcus at Fashion Show mall to honor a group of women for their commitment to making Southern Nevada a better place to live, work and raise a family.
Nobel Prize-winning Israeli biologist Aaron Ciechanover was honored during the ninth annual Pursuit of Excellence gala Feb. 8 at The Venetian.
Nevada Ballet Theatre held its annual Black &White Ball celebrating its 30th anniversary Jan. 25 at Aria. Actress Florence Henderson was honored as the 2014 Woman of the Year.
Opera star Denyce Graves was the special guest during the gala to kick off the 2014 season for Opera Las Vegas. The party, themed “Divas in Diamonds After Dark,” took place in the Anthem Country Club home of Bruce and Barbara Lee Woollen.
Canon USA had its annual Customer Appreciation and Celebrity Golf Tournament Jan. 8 and 9 to benefit the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
Links of Las Vegas hosted its sixth annual Sepia Fashion Show, “A Fashion Carousel,” in December at the LVH Ballroom.
The Junior League of Las Vegas Sustainers had its annual Holiday Coffee and charitable program for children at Jeri and Rick Crawford’s lovely home on Dec. 14.
Friends of Henderson Libraries presented their annual Library Tree Lane gala and reception recently at Paseo Verde Library.
The Down Syndrome Organization of Southern Nevada held its 25th annual Festival of Trees & Lights gala at Paris Las Vegas.
The 12th annual Make-A-Wish Fashion Show Luncheon took place recently at Wolfgang Puck’s Spago in the Forum Shops at Caesars. Make-A-Wish grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions.
The 2013 UNLV Foundation annual dinner took place Nov. 16 at Bellagio. The evening celebrates and recognizes donors who have given generously to the students and university.
Opportunity Village opened the holiday social season Nov. 7 with the grandest gala of them all, Camelot at the Magical Forest.
Discovery Children’s Museum held its 14th annual gala at Red Rock Resort recently, honoring Judy and Ed Cebulko with the “Great Friend to Kids” award.
Michael Severino received the Civitas Laurel Award for community service during the Foundation for an Independent Tomorrow gala recently at Paris Las Vegas.
Hae Un Lee, chairman, CEO and founder of Lee’s Discount Liquor, was honored during the Las Vegas Business Academy’s second annual scholarship fundraising dinner recently at Red Rock Resort.
Eric M. Hilton was honored for his community service during the fifth annual Volunteers in Medicine Ball on Oct. 12 at The Venetian. The event raised money toward the goal of opening a downtown clinic.
Gala raises cash for students aiming to study hospitality
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