Goodwill of Southern Nevada is proud to announce its honorees for the nonprofit’s 18th Annual Community Recognition Luncheon, sponsored by Humana, to be held on April 7, 2016 inside the showroom at Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower.
“This event gives our community supporters the opportunity to personally meet and hear the stories of people our Goodwill is privileged to serve,” said Steve Chartrand, president & CEO of Goodwill of Southern Nevada. “It is an afternoon of hope and inspiration as we showcase the life-changing impact of Goodwill’s employment and training programs, as well as recognize the generosity that allows us to transform lives and our local economy.”
Humanitarian of the Year: The Engelstad Family Foundation
Goodwill Program Participant Awards:
Veteran Integration Program Participant of the Year: Vanessa Reyna
Career Connections Participant of the Year: Jared Awerbach
Hospitality Academy Participant of the Year: Ben Vineyard
Student Work Experience Program School of the Year: Centennial High School
Goodwill Employer Partner of the Year: Expert Global Solutions (EGS)
Business & Community Awards:
Charitable Giving Partner of the Year: The Walmart Foundation’s State Giving Program
In-Kind Donor of the Year: Rush Truck Leasing, Inc.
Hospitality Partners of the Year: MGM Resorts International & MGM Resorts Foundation
Commercial Donation Partner of the Year: FF & E Logistical
Community Partner of the Year: Capital One
Business Partners of the Year: Bank of America & Bank of America Foundation
Unsung Hero Award: Gard Jameson
Unsung Hero Award: Southwest Gas Fuel For Life Program
Dozens of other community partners will also be recognized during the event.
Goodwill leadership will award the prestigious “Geno Hill Award for Board Achievement” to a board of directors member. The winner will not be announced until the day of the luncheon.
KSNV News 3 anchor Jessica Moore will serve as event emcee. The luncheon is by invitation only. Additional details can be found at www.goodwill.vegas/luncheon2016.
Goodwill of Southern Nevada transforms donated goods and monetary contributions into pathways to meaningful employment for Southern Nevadans in need. In 2015, Goodwill of Southern Nevada successfully placed 2,383 individuals into local, sustainable jobs generating more than $48 million in earned wages.