Upcoming local fundraisers and charitable events

The following is a list of fundraisers in the Las Vegas valley. If you would like to submit an event to this list, send an email to webmaster@ktnv.com.

BAG CHILDHOOD HUNGER -- APRIL 1-MAY 31
Three Square's Bag Childhood Hunger Campaign is taking place April 1 through May 31. Contributions made to Three Square Food Bank April 1 through May 31 will have double the impact because of the generosity of the Bennett Family Foundation and a $500,000 pledge to match gifts toward the food bank’s goal to raise $2 million through the Bag Childhood Hunger campaign. Bag Childhood Hunger culminates May 11 with “Fashion for Three Square,” a special event that will feature a Monique Lhuillier fashion show, presented by Neiman Marcus, along with food catered by chefs from top restaurants in the Las Vegas Valley. To make a donation to Bag Childhood Hunger and for further information about Three Square’s childhood nutrition programs, visit www.bagchildhunger.org or call 702.644.3663.

DUNKIN DONUTS PAPER ICON FUNDRAISER -- APRIL 17-29
Dunkin’ Donuts Las Vegas franchisees are continuing their support of Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation’s (NCCF’s) Camp Cartwheel with a paper icon drive. From April 17 to April 29, guests are invited to donate $1.00 to the organization at any Southern Nevada Dunkin’ Donuts location. In return, guests will receive a paper icon where they can write their name and hang it up in-store to proudly show their support of the organization. For more information about the Dunkin’ Donuts paper icon drive, please visit www.LVDonuts.com. For more information on Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation and its Camp Cartwheel, please visit www.NVCCF.org.

AFAN'S AIDS WALK -- APRIL 23
Aid for AIDS of Nevada's 27th annual AIDS Walk Las Vegas will take place on April 23 at Town Square. People of all ages are encouraged to register for the family and pet-friendly event. Registration does require a $10 donation or fundraising goal to participate in the walk, unless waived by the AFAN events team for special circumstances. For additional information and to register, visit afanlv.org.

ANNUAL BEST IN SHOW -- APRIL 23
Tickets are now on sale for The Animal Foundation’s 14th annual “Best in Show” taking place at a brand new location, UNLV’s Thomas and Mack Center, on April 23. Hosted by all-star entertainer Jeff Civillico, more than 50 playful pups from The Animal Foundation’s Lied Animal Shelter will vie for the top title and the hearts of the audience during this prestigious dog show. General admission tickets are $10, free for children five years and under, and group discounts are available. The event will begin at 11 a.m. with a VIP brunch and silent auction followed by the Concourse Vendor Fair at noon, and the 14th annual “Best in Show” will begin at 12:45 p.m. For more information and to purchase tickets or tables, please visit animalfoundation.com or call 702-955-5973.

DRIVING FOR HOPE CHARITY GOLF CLASSIC -- APRIL 24
HopeLink of Southern Nevada's 5th annaul Driving for Hope charity golf classic tees off April 24 at the Jack Nicklaus signature South Shore Golf Club inside Lake Las Vegas. The 18-hole scramble includes breakfast, lunch, and a silent acution where 2 golfers' winning bids will guarantee them spots at the 2017 Lexus Champions for Charity National Championship. Cost is $225 per player. Cost for lunch and raffle only is $40. To register for the tournament go to www.link2hope.org or call HopeLink at: 702-566-0576.

POWER OF LOVE GALA - APRIL 27
On Thursday, April 27, 2017, Keep Memory Alive (KMA) will host its 21st annual Power of Love® gala at MGM Grand Garden Arena in honor of remarkable philanthropist Ronald O. Perelman, chairman and chief executive officer of MacAndrews & Forbes Incorporated. In addition, KMA will recognize professional tennis superstar and Las Vegas local, Andre Agassi with its Community Achievement Award.

DRESS FOR SUCCESS ROAD TO THE SUN CHAMPAGNE LUNCH AND FASHION SHOW -- APRIL 28
Dress for Success Southern Nevada, the local nonprofit that provides gently used professional clothing, a network of support, and career development tools to empower women to achieve economic independence, will host its fifth annual champagne luncheon and fashion show at the Four Seasons Hotel from noon to 2:30 p.m. April 28. With support from the title sponsor, Walmart Neighborhood Market, the event titled “Road to the Sun” will celebrate the journey of Dress for Success clients and feature a three-course plated meal, fashion show, pop-up shop, special guest Chet Buchanan from 98.5 KLUC, Monica Jackson from FOX 5, a silent auction and more. General admission tickets, which include the luncheon and after-party, are $150 per person ($135 for members of the charity’s Little Black Dress Club donor program).

16TH TRIVIA CHALLENGE NIGHT -- APRIL 29
The Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation is inviting adults to enjoy a night of laughs, snacks and raffles while competing for title of "Most Valuable Brain" at the 16th Trivia Challenge Night at Sam's Town on April 29. Tickets are $30 per person or $300 per table of 10. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the competition begins at 6 p.m.

WINE WOMEN & SHOES -- APRIL 30
On April 30, St. Jude’s Ranch for Children will hold its first Wine Women & Shoes event presented by The Frank and Victoria Fertitta Foundation. The sip, savor, and shop fundraiser will support abused and abandoned children and young adults in Southern Nevada. It will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. at Celebrity Cars on Dean Martin Drive. The event will feature fashion designer Michael Costello. Food will be prepared by Chef Vic Vegas. The men from Thunder Down Under, Cindy Williams and others will be attendance. General admission tickets are $95, VIP Experience tickets include VIP seating, swag bag, and culinary tastes for $150, and VIP Tables for eight are available for $1,200 by visiting www.stjudesranch.org/events, or by calling 702-294-7169.

GOLF 4 KIDS TOURNAMENT -- MAY 1
The 5th annual Golf 4 the Kids tournament will take place May 1 at Red Rock Country Club’s Private Mountain Course. The golf tournament is a fundraiser for Cure 4 The Kids Foundation, a nonprofit that assists children living with cancer and other life-threatening diseases, as well as the Nevada Chapter of the National Hemophilia Foundation, a nonprofit that helps individuals affected by inherited bleeding disorders. Proceeds will be split evenly between the two 501(c)(3) organizations. Single-entry tickets are $300 and foursome sponsorships are $1,100. There will also be several competitons. To register or inquire about sponsorships, please call Dawn Marie Bernhard at 702-732-0952 or email her at dmbernhard@cure4thekids.org. Additional information can be found at golf4thekids.org.

LAS VEGAS 51'S GAME TO BENEFIT HELP -- MAY 5
HELP of Southern Nevada will join the Las Vegas 51’s for an evening of baseball and festivities. The evening will feature a special tennis ball toss fundraiser, prizes and a post-game fireworks display. For every $11 ticket sold, $3 will be donated to HELP of Southern Nevada. Baseball fans can purchase tickets by contacting events@helpsonv.org.

ST. JUDE AN AFFAIR OF THE ART -- MAY 6
Black-tie evening of exquisite dining, complete with premium wine, spirits and cocktails. Enjoy live entertainment and a one-of-a-kind auction featuring custom artwork by local artists, as well as art by patients of St. Jude. Fundraiser for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

555 DINNER AT VEGENATION -- MAY 7
Create A Change Now and The Reset Project announce their third joint health education event celebrating our communities working together to create sustainable change in nutrition education with a ‘555’ dinner at VegeNation, in support of  Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolultion Day on May 7 from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., with a preceding reception at 5:30 p.m. Tickets to the #555Dinner are on sale now and start at $77. The dinner is limited to 68 seats. All proceeds will benefit Create A Change Now. Tickets can be purchased at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2909474.

ROYAL TEA -- MAY 7
DISCOVERY Children’s Museum is holding their annual Royal Tea event at the Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas Ballroom on May 7, from 1 to 3 p.m. The proceeds from this family-friendly event will be used to keep engaging, enriching and interactive art experiences at the heart of DISCOVERY Children’s Museum’s programming. Adult guests of the Royal Tea will enjoy a whimsical tea time in a storybook setting while delighting in expertly crafted scones, sandwiches, and pastries during an afternoon of nobility. The event also allows the opportunity for children to use their imaginations and get creative with art activities throughout the event, all while interacting with real life princesses and storybook characters. Tickets for DISCOVERY’s Royal Tea are $150 for adults and $125 for children. They are available online at www.discoverykidslv.org/royal-tea.

PICNIC BY DESIGN -- MAY 7
DIFFA (Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS) Las Vegas, The Sin Sity Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence and The Gay and Lesbian Center Community Center of Southern Nevada (The Center) will present the third annual Picnic by Design fundraising event at The Smith Center’s Symphony Park from 1 to 4 p.m. May 7. This year's theme is "Wunderland" and the event will feature a variety of live entertainment and food trucks. Tickets start at $75.

SALVATION ARMY ANNUAL BENEFIT BANQUET -- MAY 12
The Salvation Army of Southern Nevada will hold its Annual Benefit Banquet on Friday, May 12 starting at 11 a.m. at the Four Seasons Las Vegas. “Expect Change” will be an inspiring experience of memorable moments with all proceeds benefiting The Salvation Army's life-transforming programs and services.Upon arrival, attendees will have the opportunity to bid on exciting silent auction items including entertainment packages, hotel stays, dining certificates, attraction experiences, golf outings and much more. Guests will enjoy fine cuisine while supporting The Salvation Army’s mission of “Doing the Most Good.” Tickets are $250 per person in advance available by calling Belinda at 702-870-4430 or online at salvationarmysouthernnevada.org.

CARE CAMPS BIG WEEKEND -- MAY 12-13
The Las Vegas KOA at Sam's Town campground, located at 5525 Boulder Highway in Las Vegas, is offering campers a special Saturday of camping for just $10 to benefit KOA Care Camps for children with cancer. The Care Camps Big Weekend event will be held May 12 and 13. Campers who stay as paying guests on May 12 will receive another night of camping on Saturday, May 13 for just $10. The entire $10 fee will be given to KOA Care Camps, a network of 112 independent oncology summer camps for children battling cancer.

CHEFS FOR KIDS GALA -- MAY 13
The 26th annual Chefs for Kids Gala is taking place May 13 at the South Point hotel-casino.  The black-tie optional gala with a Neverland theme supports the nonprofit’s mission to alleviate malnutrition and hunger in children through education and awareness. The event will begin with cocktails at 5:30 p.m. and a silent auction. Tickets are $195 per person. Tables also available. Chefs for Kids is a heritage charity supporting nutrition education for 2nd and 3rd graders. To purchase tickets, visit chefsforkidsneverland.eventbrite.com, or email donations@chefsforkids.org with additional questions.

CHOW DOWN FOR CAPS & GOWNS -- MAY 16
Restaurants at The Venetian and The Palazzo are teaming up with Sands Cares for the 2nd annual Chow Down for Caps & Gowns, benefitting Communities In Schools of Nevada. The benefit helps 58,000 vulnerable high school students in the most drop-out prone areas of Las Vegas with resources they need to stay in school and on tracK to graduate. Participating restaurants Bouchon, Buddy V's Ristorante, CUT by Wolfgang Puck, Lagasse's Stadium, LAVO Italian Restaurant, Public House, TAO, and Yardbird Southern Table & Bar, will all donate 10 percent of proceeds from May 16 to Communities In Schools of Nevada to ensure our graduating seniors are prepared. In addition, Sands Cares will match all funds donated by our restaurant partners that participate in this program.

A new twist on the classic charity golf tournament, Swings For Wings Golf Social boasts delicious food, an exciting auction, fun golf challenges, special guest appearances and a stunning view of The Strip from fabulous TopGolf...all for a great cause! Join us for a "swinging" good time, Thursday, May 25, from 6 pm to 9 p.m. as we raise funds for children struggling to reach long-distance medical care. All proceeds benefit Miracle Flights, a Nevada nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, providing flight support to children and families in need of reaching distant medical care.
 
HELP20 CAMPAIGN -- JUNE 1-AUG. 31
HELP of Southern Nevada has partnered with Whole Foods Market to collect bottled water from June 1 through August 31 for its annual “HELP20” campaign in an effort to protect homeless residents from the dangers associated with the Las Vegas summer heat.  Those looking to donate can do so at all Las Vegas and Henderson area Whole Food Market locations.  Water donations can be purchased in-store or elsewhere and dropped off at a participating Whole Foods. The water will be collected and distributed to area homeless by HELP of Southern Nevada on a regular basis.  To find the closest store near you, please visit http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/list.
 
BLUE MAN BENEFIT FOR GRANT A GIFT -- JUNE 11
Blue Man Group® at Luxor Hotel and Casino welcomes its third annual Grant a Gift Autism Foundation benefit performance on Sunday, June 11 at 4 p.m. The world-famous Blue Man Group will host a sensory-friendly show, suitable for children, adults and families affected by autism spectrum disorders. Individual tickets are on sale now. For every $36 ticket sold for the performance, Blue Man Group will donate $18 to the foundation. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit blueman.com/grantagift or call 800.557.7428. Sponsorships for the special performance are also available and individuals and/or companies interested can contact Malina Akerman, Grant a Gift Autism Foundation’s event director, at events@grantagiftautismfoundation.org or 702.564.2453.
 
GOLFER'S ROUNDUP -- JUNE 13
HELP of Southern Nevada will host its 23rd annual Golfer’s Roundup on Tuesday, June 13 at the Cascata Golf Course in Boulder City, Nevada. Registration for the golf tournament begins at 7:30 a.m. with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. Individuals interested in purchasing a single ticket ($375), foursome ($1,500) or to learn more about sponsorship opportunities should contact events@helpsonv.org.
 
HEROES WITH A HEART -- JUNE 16
The annual Heroes with a Heart fundraiser is taking place June 16. The event will honor local emergency personnel who have been nominated and selected for their care and compassion on scenes of tragedy — usually involving death. The fundraiser will take place 6 to 9 p.m. at The Orleans. Sponsorship and ticket information can be found at tipoflasvegas.org/heroes.
 
 
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