A new community partnership from Las Vegas Sands Corp. aims to accelerate the effect nonprofits can have on the community.
The Sands Care Accelerator Program will launch with a charity event May 19 at The Palazzo Theatre. Grammy-nominated artist Jewel will perform, and the funds from the inaugural event will benefit the Marty Hennessy Inspiring Children Foundation.
The foundation works with at-risk youth by placing them in leadership programs, apprenticeships and athletics, among other programs.
“We are grateful to Las Vegas Sands for recognizing the power of the work we do with our children, and making this amazing investment in our future,” Ryan Wolfington, founder of Marty Hennessy Inspiring Children Foundation, said in a statement. “Being part of the Sands Cares Accelerator Program is going to put us on a trajectory to impact many more young lives.”
Ninety-five percent of the students in the program end up receiving some type of college scholarships, according to the foundation.
“It is the best example of the type of organization we want the Accelerator program to propel into its next stage of growth and development,” Ron Reese, senior vice president of global communications and corporate affairs at Las Vegas Sands, said in a statement. “The foundation’s mission also is closely aligned with Sands Cares’ focus on education and addressing the social, economic and family challenges many of our community’s youth face.”
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Jewel will perform at The Venetian on May 19 to help raise funds for the program.
The event begins with a cocktail reception inside The Palazzo Theatre and will include auction items.
Ticket prices for the INSPIRE, presented by Sands Cares, begin at $150 for the performance only, with performance and VIP reception tickets starting at $295.
A meet-and-greet with Jewel, along with the VIP reception and performance is $1,500.
Tickets are available online at Venetian.com or at any Venetian | Palazzo box office, or by phone at 702-414-9000.