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Party Pics: AFP Philanthropy Day

Tuesday, November 14
Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino

Over 300 guests honored Las Vegas’ most philanthropic-minded volunteers, community leaders and development professionals at AFP Las Vegas’ 2017 National Philanthropy Day® Awards on Tuesday, Nov. 14, at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino.
2017 Recipients:
• Janice Allen, Outstanding Philanthropist
• Constandina “Dina” Ciulla, Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy
• Findlay Automotive Group, Outstanding Corporation
• Caleen Norrod Johnson, Lifetime Achievement
• Junior League of Las Vegas, President’s Award
• Pam Lang, Outstanding Development Professional
• Stacey Wedding, Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser
• Elaine P. Wynn Family Foundation, Outstanding Foundation
Las Vegas performer and Monday’s Dark founder Mark Shunock emceed the event where guests were treated to a special performance by Brent Barrett, Las Vegas’ own Phantom of the Opera star.
Guests were greeted with a special champagne reception and feasted at four different food stations featuring gourmet options from the Westgate Hotel’s award-winning restaurants.

For more information click here

Top 100 Lunch by My Vegas

Wednesday, November 15 at 11:30 AM
Cili Restaurant in the Bali Hai Golf Club 5160 S. Las Vegas Blvd. Las Vegas

JOIN MYVEGAS MAGAZINE AND CILI RESTAURANT AS WE PRESENT
THE TOP 100 MEN OF THE YEAR & WOMEN IN REAL ESTATE LUNCHEON!
Ticket prices increase each week!! Be sure to RSVP now!!

Goodie Bags for the first 50 guests
Thousands in grand prizes
RSVP IN ADVANCE AND GET TWO VIP TICKETS TO THE BLUE MARTINI RECOGNITION PARY!

For more information visit http://top100lunch.com/

Silver State Awards

Saturday, November 18 at 5:30 PM
Caesar’s Palace – Roman ballroom

21st Silver State Awards – Women Awards – To benefit Susan G Komen Foundation -Caesar’s Palace – Roman ballroom

5:30 PM – (Cocktail Reception – Complimentary wine & Hors d’oeuvres)

7:00 PM – 8:15 PM (Award Presentation)

WHERE: Caesars Palace – Roman Ballroom – 3570 S Las Vegas Blvd.

CONTACT: info@silverstateawards.com

For more information visit https://www.silverstateawards.com/

Party Pics – FIDF Gala

FRIENDS OF THE IDF LAS VEGAS GALA RAISES $1M TO BENEFIT ISRAELI SOLDIERS

LAS VEGAS, Nov. 7 – More than 450 members of the Las Vegas community and out-of-town guests and supporters gathered at The Venetian last week for the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) Las Vegas Gala and raised more than $1 million – with help from a matching gift by Sheldon and Dr. Miriam Adelson – to support well-being and educational programs for the brave soldiers of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF).

Las Vegas Sheriff Joseph Lombardo attended the Nov. 1 gala, which has become one of the Las Vegas Jewish community’s largest events and honored leading defense attorney David Z. Chesnoff.

Also speaking at the gala were active-duty and former Israeli soldiers, including Staff Sgt. Reno, a Lone Soldier – one who enlists in the IDF without having any immediate family in Israel – who lived in Las Vegas and who finished his high school education during his military service, thanks to FIDF; Yaakov Daniel, who plays a counterterrorism operative in the hit Israeli Netflix series “Fauda” and whose college education was sponsored through FIDF’s IMPACT! Scholarship Program; and Staff Sgt. (Res.) Sharon, a sharpshooter in one of the world’s only coed combat infantry battalions who engaged and neutralized terrorists attempting to infiltrate Israel.

Chairing the gala were FIDF National Board Members Dana and Michael Werner. Human rights attorney, author, and award-winning filmmaker Brooke Goldstein presided as the evening’s master of ceremonies. The gala also featured a musical performance by Kol Esperanza.

Goldstein, whose documentary “The Making of a Martyr” examined the recruitment of children suicide bombers, spoke of FIDF’s critical role in helping provide humanitarian programs to those who serve in the IDF.

“By providing crucial support systems for Israeli soldiers, FIDF ensures they are treated like the real heroes that they are,” she said. “Because these young men and women are fighting for the survival not just of Israel, but for the Jewish people. For us, for everyone right here in this room and for our future!”

Other distinguished guests included boxer and celebrity Mike Tyson; Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson; Nevada Supreme Court Justice Lidia S. Stiglich; Judges Mark Bailus, Joe Bonaventure, Elissa Cadish, Douglas Herndon, Abbi Silver, and Michael Villani; FIDF National Director and CEO Maj. Gen. (Res.) Meir Klifi-Amir; Rabbi Mendel Mintz, founder and director of Chabad Jewish Community Center in Aspen; Todd Polikoff, president and CEO of Jewish Federation of Las Vegas; Joshua Abbey, director of the Las Vegas Jewish Film Festival; Dr. William Bolt, vice president for advancement at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas; Nevada Assemblyman Stephen H. Silberkraus; Nevada State Treasurer Dan Schwartz; and Brian Watson, Republican candidate for Colorado state treasurer.

The funds raised at this event will go toward FIDF well-being and educational programs for IDF soldiers. For more information or to support FIDF, please visit: www.fidf.org.

Jennifer Harman Celebrity Poker Tournament

Saturday, November 11 at 5:00 PM
Planet Hollywood 3667 Las Vegas Blvd South Las Vegas

Join Jennifer Harman and MANY Celebrity Guests in supporting the Nevada SPCA!

Tournament Champion wins $10,000!

2nd place wins $3,000!

3rd place wins $2,000!

4th through 10th (all who make it to the final table) win generous prize packages.

The $200 buy-in is paid directly to Planet Hollywood Poker on the day of the tournament (Nov. 11, 2016).

Amateur and pro players join celebrities, sports stars, media personalities, and other animal lovers to raise vital funds for Nevada SPCA’s animal rescue work. Every skill level welcome!

If you would like to sponsor the tournament or donate a prize or silent auction item, please contact nevadaspca@aol.com

Thank you! Please save the date of November 11 and join us at Planet Hollywood.

For more information visit https://spcapoker17.auction-bid.org/microsite/

Party Pics: A Call to Men

A CALL TO MEN’s 2017 Gala, on May 25th, celebrated the organization’s 15th anniversary and honored individuals who promote healthy, respectful manhood, and prevent violence and discrimination against all women and girls. Their work furthers A CALL TO MEN’s vision: to create a world where all men and boys are loving and respectful and all women and girls are valued and safe. The 2017 honorees included:

Gloria Steinem, writer, lecturer, political activist and feminist organizer
Steinem received the Envisionary Award, which pays tribute to women whose vision, leadership and action help create a world where all men and boys are loving and respectful, and all women and girls are valued and safe. The award was presented by Jennifer and Peter Buffett, co-presidents of the NoVo Foundation, and Pamela Shifman, executive director of the NoVo Foundation.

Joe and Alice Torre, Chairman and President, Joe Torre Safe at Home Foundation
The Torres received the Next Generation of Manhood Award, which honors individuals who embrace and promote a healthy, respectful manhood, and use their platform to raise awareness for the prevention of violence against all women and girls. The award was presented by Allan Houston, assistant general manager of the New York Knicks, general manager of the Westchester Knicks, and president of Allan Houston Enterprises.

Alan Gardner, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Verizon Communications
Gardner received the award for Institutional Change, which honors an individual or organization using their influence to promote healthy, respectful manhood and prevent violence against all women and girls at the institutional level. The award was presented by Rose Kirk, chief corporate social responsibility officer for Verizon.

The event was keynoted by Actor and Activist Matt McGorry, of “Orange Is the New Black” and “How to Get Away with Murder.” A self-described Feminist, McGorry has often been praised for his cultural and political advocacies, and for using his platform to elevate thought provoking and socially conscious issues. Richard Lui, anchor at MSNBC, served as emcee. Lui’s enterprise reporting has focused on humanitarian issues including gender equality and human trafficking.

Housing Solutions Gala

Tuesday, May 16 from 6 to 8 pm
The Harmonie Club, 4 East 60th Street, New York

A cocktail reception to honor Rita Zimmer and the 15th Anniversary of Housing+Solutions, as well as Founding Board Members Bonnie Bach, Phyllis Chillingworth, Annabel Davis-Goff, and Alexis Perrotta, whose enduring commitment has been invaluable to its success.

“For me, doing something from the heart is the best way to be a force for change.” 

Rita Zimmer founded Housing+Solutions in 2002 to provide safe, supportive housing for women, including women with children, with a promise to guide and support them in overcoming homelessness, trauma, addictions, poverty, and the effects of incarceration in order to build lives of stability and to define and realize goals for themselves and their families. Rita also founded Win (Women In Need) in 1983 and was its President until 2000. Over the years, Rita and the organizations she has led have received numerous awards, including the Robin Hood Foundation Heroes Award and the Brooke Astor Award for Public Service.

“We are always looking for new opportunities to bring about real changes that will improve the lives of women and women with children whose needs have been overlooked for far too long.”

More info and tickets here: housingplussolutions.org/15th-anniversary-gala/

 

Empower East Harlem Spring Benefit

Wednesday, April 26, 2017
6:30 Cocktails, 7:30 Dinner and Program
Guastavino’s, 409 East 59th Street

Celebrating the work of Union Settlement

Silent Auction Throughout the Evening
Business Attire

Emmy Award winning actor John Turturro will return as emcee

Honorees:

  • Tonio Burgos, CEO, Tonio Burgos and Associates
  • Julián Castro, Former United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
  • Ramanathan Raju, M.D., Senior Vice President and Community Health Investment Officer, Northwell Health

For more information: https://unionsettlement.org/gala/

 

WASH Gala

Saturday, March 25 from 7 to 10 pm
The Mezzanine | 55 Broadway, New York

The 8th Annual WASH Gala will honor Ms. Amina J. Mohammed of Nigeria, the Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, for her tireless commitment to protecting the natural environment and conserving resources for sustainable development. Ms. Mohammed was previously the U.N.’s Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on Post-2015 Development Planning, a Senior Special Assistant to the President of Nigeria on the Millennium Development Goal and most recently Nigeria’s Minister of Environment.

Water Connects Us!

We are FACE Africa. We are working to bring clean water, sanitation and hygiene programs to remote communities in Sub-Saharan Africa. We believe water is a catalyst for change and transformation and the first step to lifting communities out of a cycle of disease and poverty. Our WASH (Water Health, Sanitation & Hygiene) Gala will bring together 300 guests including corporate leaders in the emerging markets sector, young professionals, entertainment figures and taste-makers to raise awareness and funds to support our work providing access to clean water across sub-Saharan Africa. Our theme for this years event is “Water Connects Us”: highlighting our shared dependence on water for survival and its role in connecting the diaspora to the continent.

CELEBRATION. community. inspiration

Our Annual WASH Gala is more than just a party. It’s a gathering of friends. It’s an evening dedicated to giving back. It’s an annual celebration of Africans and Friends of Africa, coming together to make a difference. Our community of guests and supporters share common values, interests, and goals. We look forward to welcoming you where you will get the opportunity to learn more about the critical work FACE Africa does in promoting clean water access in Sub-Saharan Africa. You will leave feeling connected, inspired and empowered to give back.

Tickets and info at http://www.faceafrica.org/washgala/#2017

Purim Gala at 14th St Y

Thursday, March 9, 2017 from 6pm
Angel Orensanz Foundation, 172 Norfolk Street, NYC

On Thursday, March 9, 2017, the 14th Street Y will host its 2017 PURIM Gala at the Angel Orensanz Foundation, 172 Norfolk Street, NYC with Cocktails at 6pm and Dinner & Entertainment at 7pm.

Purim is one of the most joyous and fun holidays on the Jewish calendar. Celebrated with feasts, drink and revelry, it celebrates standing up for what you believe in and calls us to honor others through giving gifts and charity.

The 14th Street Y 2017 PURIM Gala will feature one-of-a kind live art and performances: Purim, as told by acclaimed acrobatics company Cirque-tacular, a special performance by children from the 14th Street Y After School, live music by the Bridget Robbins Trio, body Art by Sheila Jordan and more. Specialty food and drink will be offered, including aerial silks-acrobat champagne service; a Purim cocktail designed by The Surf Lodge’s own mixologist; sweet treats from Dylan’s Candy Bar and custom hamantashen and other baked goods by noted Manhattan & Brooklyn bakeries Colson Patisserie, Mah Ze Dahr Bakery, Orwashers and Zucker Bakery. The event will also feature exclusive artwork from the 14th Street Y’s innovative arts fellowship program LABA: A Laboratory for Jewish Culture, children in the 14th Street Y’s early childhood programs and more. Festive Attire is encouraged.

To learn more about the night’s events and get tickets, please visit 14StreetY.org/Gala, or to make a donation, please visit http://bit.ly/14StreetYGalaDonate.

Here are pics from the 2016 event.

 

 

QCA Venetian Carnevale

Thursday, February 16 from 7 to 10 pm
The Knockdown Center, 52-19 Flushing Ave, Maspeth

The honorees:

Joel Shapiro is an American sculptor renowned for his dynamic work composed of simple rectangular shapes. Shapiro shows regularly with The Pace Gallery in New York, Galerie Daniel Templon in Paris and Galerie Karsten Greve.
Tony Vaccarois an American photographer who is best known for his photos taken in Europe during 1944 and 1945 and in Germany immediately after World War II. After the war, he became a renowned fashion and lifestyle photographer for U.S. magazines.

 

For more information visit http://www.queenscouncilarts.org/calendar/qcas-carnevale-2017