LAS VEGAS – An annual gathering of philanthropy leaders will shed insight on the best practices, trends and current strategies making an impact on the local and national philanthropic landscape. The Fourth Annual Philanthropy Leaders Summit, founded and led by Moonridge Group, will be held at Las Vegas City Hall on Feb. 6 and will educate, inspire and provide valuable knowledge sharing for more than 150 corporate donors, grant-making foundations and individual philanthropists.
The Summit will offer attendees an abundant schedule of topics and speakers including a professional panel of seasoned philanthropists with years of experience and success in the non-profit sector, an inspiring panel of youth philanthropy speakers discussing issues facing their generation, highlights in the non-profit sector, a presentation of how entrepreneurship, innovation and philanthropy can merge provided by keynote speaker, Brian Bordainick, creator of Dinner Lab and the 9th Ward Field of Dreams program, results from the Nevada Corporate Funding Report and a recipient honored with the Eric Hilton Philanthropy Award, followed by a luncheon.
“The Fourth Annual Philanthropy Leaders Summit is a highly beneficial gathering that serves as an educational and informative tool aimed at increasing the overall presence and effectiveness of philanthropy,” said Julie Murray, principal and CEO of Moonridge Group. “It brings together in a welcoming setting the best of the best in the philanthropic field discussing both traditional and new approaches that serve the greater good.”
Making its return for the second year due to its unique insight and contribution to philanthropic success in Nevada, results of the Nevada Corporate Funding Report will again be included in The Summit, delivered by analyst expert, Jeremy Aguero. The Nevada Corporate Funding Report divulges useful and essential information obtained from a survey completed by over 50 prominent corporations. The survey provides detailed data about the monetary contributions given by corporations, where the corporations are giving and why they chose that specific organization or sector. Survey participants include MGM Resorts International, Caesars Entertainment, NV Energy, IGT, Station Casinos, City National Bank and many more.
Recognizing the talent that has made philanthropy in Nevada an undeniable effort, The Summit will honor one legendary philanthropist with the Eric Hilton Philanthropy Award. Local philanthropic trailblazer, highly-respected Paragon Gaming co-founder and President of the Bennett Family Foundation, Diana Bennett, will be honored for her decades of dedication. Bennett supports many organizations including Three Square Food Bank, ONE DROP, Noah’s Animal House, Nevada Medical Center, UNLV Foundation, and various youth and women’s organizations.
Corporate donors, grant-making foundations and individual philanthropists interested in attending The Fourth Annual Philanthropy Leaders Summit may register online or call
702-570-7693. Tickets are $95.
About Moonridge Group
Moonridge Group, based in Las Vegas, serves as the catalyst between individuals, foundations, corporations and designated philanthropic goals. Moonridge Group combines analytical and strategic strategy alongside stakeholder engagement and collaboration to efficiently utilize resources and produce tangible results. Founded in 2011 by one of Southern Nevada’s leading social entrepreneurs, Julie Murray, Moonridge Group has successfully steered and advised organizations including ONE NIGHT for ONE DROP and Walk for Water to benefit ONE DROP, NV Energy, Paragon Gaming, Barrick Gold Corporation, Nevada Medical Center, Fremont East Entertainment District, Jameson Fellowship, the Greater Good Council and the upcoming The Modern Contemporary Art Museum. For more information about Moonridge Group, please visit http://www.moonridgegroup.com/, or find us on Facebook or Twitter.