A dinner and program honoring members of the American Culinary Federation took place recently at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, ending with South Point chef George Bailey being named the 2014 Chef of the Year.
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The American Lung Association in Nevada held its fourth annual Fashion Show and Dinner June 6 at the Las Vegas Country Club.
Boys Town Nevada had its 10th annual gala, “Journey of Hope,” at The Venetian in late May, honoring Norm and Sharon Jenkins.
A capacity crowd of 228 filled the remodeled Italian American Club recently for the second annual Vintage Vegas Luncheon presented by the Nevada Opera Theatre Guild. The fundraiser featured silent and live auctions and entertainment reminiscent of Las Vegas lounge acts of the 1950s and ’60s.
ABC talk-show host Jimmy Kimmel showed his fondness for UNLV basketball by hosting the Dave Rice Foundation benefit gala May 17 in the MGM Grand Conference Center.
Senoras of Excellence/Senores of Distinction held its annual awards gala May 10 at The Mirage. The event was created to honor women and men who have excelled in their professional careers as well as have contributed to the enrichment of our community.
A record $1 million was raised during the Nevada chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s 2014 Hope Gala on May 9 at The Venetian.
American designer Monique Lhuillier was the special guest during A Flair for Care, the annual Neiman Marcus benefit for Nathan Adelson Hospice. The event took place May 3 at Wynn Las Vegas’ Lafite Ballroom and drew a capacity crowd.
Inclement weather forced Opportunity Village’s spring garden party indoors, but did not dampen the enthusiasm of guests who support the organization that helps people with intellectual disabilities.
“Jewels in the Desert” turned into an evening of brilliance for the College of Southern Nevada as its foundation recognized exceptional community leaders and partners during the eighth annual Legacy of Achievement Gala April 12 in the Rio’s Pavilion Ballroom.
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.
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.