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ANNUAL REPORT

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2011-2012

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BRING THE PASSION


ADVANCING THE COMMON GOOD BY DRIVING COLLECTIVE IMPACT As we look back on FY 11-12, we consider the challenges and opportunities we face as an organization and as a country. Our economy is slowly but surely rebuilding. Our organization continues to grow and evolve with new talent and fresh thinking, yet we always remain true to ourselves. We are forging ahead in a new direction that has begun to show results. As a consequence of our new forward thinking we are seeing new donors and implementing new workplace campaigns, we are engaging our donors like never before, we are celebrating our work in the community, and we are getting our message heard. We are causing measurable effects in the areas of health, education and financial stability. We continue to hold true to our ideals and to be a model of efficiency and excellence. For all of these accomplishments, we are proud. Though our economy is rebuilding, we know many here in southern Nevada continue to need help and support to build healthier and more secure futures. Our Community Assessment highlighted some of the key ongoing issues for people in the areas of joblessness, access to healthcare, and education. We continue to build real world solutions that will help people today and tomorrow. We are building a more solid future for all by bringing together the best and brightest to drive collective impact. On behalf of United Way staff, board, and community partners, thank you for your continued partnership. Person by person, we can make lasting change. Together, we are making lasting change. Together, we LIVE UNITED.

DON GIBE

Volunteer Board Chairman United Way of Southern Nevada

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Cass Palmer President and CEO United Way of Southern Nevada

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MISSION

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United Way of Southern Nevada works to advance the common good through our focus on education, health, and financial stability, the building blocks of a good life. We recruit people and organizations from all around the community who bring the passion, expertise, and resources needed to get things done. Together, person by person, we can make lasting change.

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We believe southern Nevada is a community where all people can achieve their human potential through a solid educational foundation, financial stability, and healthy lives.

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driving community impact through the building blocks of a good life. United Way of Southern Nevada is part of a worldwide movement to create communities where all individuals and families achieve their human potential. United Way works to advance the common good through our focus on education, financial stability and health, the building blocks of a good life. We recruit people and organizations from around the community who bring passion, expertise, and resources needed to get things done. Together, person by person, we can make lasting change.

Education

We help children enter school ready to learn and eventually graduate from high school by engaging families with support, resources, and quality educational programs to ensure a lifetime of success.

FINANCIAL STABILITY

We improve the financial capability of hardworking individuals and families by helping navigate the complicated waters of personal finance, get the most from their earnings, and save for the future so they can weather any storm.

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VOLUNTEERISM & NATIONAL SERVICE

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To find out how you can be part of creating a better community, contact United Way of Southern Nevada at (702) 892-2300.

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With a near army of active volunteers through AmeriCorps and our Volunteer Center, we recruit and deploy thousands of individuals and organizations to achieve tangible results and address unmet community needs through volunteerism and national service.

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We help underserved children and families gain access to healthcare for preventative care, a medical home, immunizations, and dental care so that they can live healthier lives.

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EDUCATION

HELPING CHILDREN ACHIEVE THEIR POTENTIAL Propelling children forward with academic certainty In our local community and in alignment with United Way’s national goals, United Way of Southern Nevada is committed to securing more academic opportunity for all children, engaging families in their children’s academic journey to ensure a lifetime of success, and increasing teachers’ skills and proficiencies for greater teacher-student engagement and learning. Our Mission To help all children enter school ready to learn, to move through school with confidence, and be career ready at graduation, so that they happily and positively contribute to the local workforce. Our Vision All children enter school at grade level or above, consistently close the achievement gap, and demonstrate proficiency in reading, math, and literacy by third grade. 

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Driving results that allow children to thrive

(2010-2012 DATA) 

•  More than 20,000 high school students and their families have received information, support, and resources to increase on-time graduation. •  More than 42,000 hours of professional development have been deployed, strengthening the skill base and competency of early childhood educators. • More than 600 children earned preschool scholarships, helping to get students off to a strong start with a solid academic, emotional, and social foundation.

Enrollment in quality early childhood education programs improves student performance all the way through on-time high school graduation by building a solid foundation for a lifetime of learning. 

We support five local high school FERCs (Eldorado, Clark, Sunrise Mountain, Western, and Silverado) serving more than 46,000 students in grades 9 – 12. Teams of community volunteers, school staff, and administration deliver services, support, and guidance to students at-risk of not graduating and their families. With greater engagement, support, and resources, students are better prepared to meet on-time graduation requirements and enter a career or college and succeed. United Way offers scholarship tuition assistance for children ages birth to 5 years that reside with families working full-time and living within the Federal Poverty Guidelines. More than 350 children qualify each year to attend one of the United Way partner Child Development Centers. Each Center has trained and qualified staff to ensure young children enter K-12 ready to learn. The families pledge 100 hours for volunteerism and training to more effectively foster the adult-child connection that inspires children to achieve.

United Way funds the nationally recognized Wolf Trap Early Learning Through the Arts programs to enhance young children’s learning by training childcare providers to use performing arts strategies that teach basic academic and life skills. The teaching artists work with families and community partners to enhance education through Art, Music, and Movement. United Way offers a myriad of professional development opportunities including incentives to pursue higher education degrees and certifications, workforce development training, and mentoring and support to increase the core skills and competency of our childcare providers. United Way provides the training and tools to assess children and support school readiness curriculum and instruction in active learning environment. The assessments are used for lesson planning, communication with families, and a successful transition from Pre-K to kindergarten for all children. Staff at the Centers receive mentoring and tools to ensure teaching strategies are developmentally appropriate.

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We support 14 Success By 6 Family Engagement Resource Centers (FERC) across the valley, which are located within our partner Centers and are focused on establishing a strong home-school connection for children and their families. FERCs provide family engagement workshops and training, computers, technology and links to community resources. Childcare providers and families work together to ensure each child is prepared to enter school at grade level and is ready to learn.

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United Way of Southern Nevada partners with 21 Child Development Centers (CDC) across the valley, offering all children increased access to quality school readiness education fostering social, emotional, and academic development.

United Way provides professional development scholarships for staff at our partner Child Care Development Centers to increase the teaching skills and knowledge. The internationally recognized curriculum and methodology from HighScope Educational Research Foundation is provided to support childcare providers in earning their Child Development Associates degree. United Way is funding the increase in Nevada’s annual training requirement of 15 clock hours to 135 curriculum-based training hours and providing quality learning materials for children.

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Increasing Access to Quality Education & Educational Support for All

Educating Educators with “Best In Breed” Curriculum & Training

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FINANCIAL STABILITY

PROMOTING FINANCIAL STABILITY AND INDEPENDENCE Securing families’ finances so they can weather any storm In our local community and in alignment with United Way’s national goals, United Way of Southern Nevada is committed to helping families improve their financial situation through financial literacy programs, tax services, and long-term savings planning. Our Mission To help all individuals and families work towards the goals of financial self-sufficiency through education, support, and training. Our Vision Create a cycle of financial success for individuals and families in order to build long-term economic independence.

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Driving results that allow individuals and families to prosper (2010-2012 DATA) • More than 11,500 total tax returns have been filed, with $7.5M in tax credits returned and a total of $15.3M in tax refunds provided back into the community. •  More than 11,500 elementary school children participated in financial literacy education, showing a 24% increase (in ‘11-‘12) in financial fluency.

A pilot savings program for elementary students is being rolled out this 2012-13 school year in Walter Bracken Elementary School, where all students will participate in a savings program called “The Piggy Bank.” Students will learn to create a savings account, experience how to make deposits, and interact with integrated curriculum in the classroom around this initiative. Parents of children attending United Way’s Success by 6 Family Engagement Resource Centers are provided with workshops in budgeting, credit counseling, and basics in saving. Over 125 parents at four preschools were engaged in financial literacy education led by volunteers from Wells Fargo Bank, Financial Guidance Center, and Silver State Schools Credit Union. The United Way/Citibank “$MART Program” kicked off in 14 high schools in the valley during the 2012 school year. Through this webbased interactive program, the digital generation is both educated and entertained via video, animations, 3-D gaming, and avatars, all while being led through a series of financial modules. More than 600 financial topics are taught, including: credit scores, credit cards, student loans, mortgages, savings, and 401Ks. The program is showing promising results in driving fluency in a number of financially related topics.

Depending on filing status and the number of qualifying children, taxpayers may qualify for refundable tax credits, including: Earned Income Tax Credit, Child Tax Credit, and Education Credit. Qualifying individuals/families earning less than $51,000 may receive a tax refund which can be used to open a savings account. Recipients are offered financial education, training on budgeting, banking services, as well as resources for long-term financial guidance.

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Junior Achievement curriculum is being used in 10 schools around the Las Vegas Valley, including: Kit Carson, Lois Craig, Howard Hollingsworth, Jay W. Jeffers, Fay Herron, Matt Kelley, Dr. C. Owen Roundy, Walter Bracken, Wendell P. Williams schools, and the 100 Academy of Excellence.

“Earn It Keep It Save It,” a United Way of Southern Nevada Collaborative, is in its sixth year of success with key program highlights including free tax services being offered to the public. IRS certified volunteer tax preparers at more than 35 VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) sites throughout the valley offer quality preparation services to qualified individuals and families.

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Through financial literacy programs, children and adults are empowered with skills and education that enable them to make smart financial decisions, plan for near- and long-term goals, and build confidence and security.

Through our “Earn It Keep It Save It” program, families and individuals receive high quality free tax help and resources helping to increase savings and investment in one’s future.

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FINANCIAL STABILITY

Savings and Investment

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HEALTH

IMPROVING THE HEALTH OF CHILDREN AND THEIR FAMILIES PROTECTING CHILDREN’S HEALTH THROUGH PREVENTION AND SUPPORT Along with United Way’s national goal of increasing the number of youth and adults who are healthy, United Way of Southern Nevada is committed to ensuring that children in our community are healthy and have access to comprehensive health care. OUR MISSION To help all children have a medical home and consistent, high quality preventative health care so that they may grow and thrive. OUR VISION Children will have access to health care to successfully start and stay in school, creating a healthy cycle of life.

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DRIVING RESULTS THAT PROMISE HEALTHY OUTCOMES (2010-2012 DATA) •

More than 180,000 immunizations were given to children ages 0-10, preparing them for school, improving attendance, and increasing the chances for school success.

More than 73,000 children, ages 0-10, received immunizations.

More than 6,400 children received preventative medical care from a family doctor.

More than 15,000 dental services were provided to families at no cost, contributing to overall health and wellness.

Since healthy children are better prepared to learn and succeed in life, United Way’s volunteers, partners, community leaders, and staff are focused on the strategic alignment of our Health, Education, and Financial Stability Councils.

Southern Nevada Health District Shots for Tots offer free immunizations for children ages 0-10 and information on healthy living through outreach clinics in coordination with United Way’s early childhood centers and other partner agencies.

Volunteers in Medicine of Southern Nevada (VMSN) is a free health clinic providing for the medical needs of uninsured children and families. VMSN provides routine medical care, including: primary care; preventative and acute care; women’s care; newborn checkups and immunizations; basic diagnostic tests; cancer screening for breast, cervical and colorectal cancer; diabetes education, prevention and treatment; medications; health education; surgical specialty clinics; and referral networks. All doctors at this clinic volunteer their time.

Future Smiles

Children’s Health Access Project

Shots for Tots

School-Based Health Center for Education and Prevention of Oral Disease (EPOD) EPODs are permanent school-based locations working in Cynthia Cunningham, Howard Hollingsworth, and Whitney elementary schools and Ed W. Clark High School, as well as partnerships with United Way’s early childhood centers to deliver all aspects of dental hygiene services. Outreach identifies children with urgent dental needs, and the program implements a full-scope evaluation that provides a stronger foundation for oral health through case management focusing on referral to local dentists or the UNLV School of Dental Medicine (SDM) for restorative dental care. Mobile sites provide oral health screenings, education programs, “Brush at Lunch” events, and apply protective dental sealants and fluoride varnish. Mobile sites serve an additional eight Clark County School District schools, including: Fay Herron, Virgin Valley, Reynaldo Martinez, Paul E. Culley and William G. Bennett elementary schools, Laughlin Junior/Senior High School, J. Harold Brinley Middle School, and Chaparral High School.

University of Nevada School of Medicine The Children’s Health Access Project is intended to provide clinical health care services and age appropriate immunizations for uninsured children ages 0-10 living in Clark County. The overarching goal is to increase access to health care for uninsured children. The schools are Matt Kelley, Kermit Booker and West Prep elementary schools. The treating physicians are residents of the Nevada School of Medicine.

Helping Kids Clinic

The Helping Kids Clinic provides health care for uninsured/ underinsured children ages 0-18 through City Impact Center. Services include immunizations, well and sick visits, and overall health and wellness for these children.

100 Black Men of Las Vegas

United Way is partnering with 100 Black Men of Las Vegas for an immunization campaign targeting households with small children to get them to the Southern Nevada Health District’s (SNHD) new clinic on Craig Road. The households are identified through a retrospective immunization survey by the SNHD and CCSD using data from the 2009-10 school year, including 22,778 kindergartners and 23,965 first graders.

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Reynaldo Martinez Elementary School Clinics in Schools is a school-based health center providing free health care services to uninsured children in southern Nevada. The center provides immunizations, well and sick visits, and dental and mental health care with the goal of finding a medical home for children and their families. The center also provides nutrition and physical exercise education for overall wellness.

United Way is funding the new health clinic opening at Elaine Wynn Elementary School. The clinic will serve uninsured and underinsured children with well and sick visits, provide immunizations, dental and eye checkups, and mental health services. The goal of all United Way school-based clinics is to find families a medical home.

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Clinics in Schools

Foundation for Positively Kids

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COMMUNITY CAMPAIGN CHAMPIONS United Way of Southern Nevada provides a unique opportunity for individuals, employees, organizations, and corporations to work in concert to build a healthy southern Nevada. Through the support of hundreds of corporations and thousands of employees, United Way’s campaign continues to grow and is making a measurable difference in our community.

Pacesetters

Pacesetter companies step up and work towards the community campaign goal prior to the campaign season kickoff. The 2011-2012 Pacesetters helped set the pace of the campaign by raising more than $1 million of the 2011-2012 campaign goal.

2011-12 United Way of Southern Nevada Pacesetter Awards USAA Savings Bank

National Security Technologies, LLC

U.S. Bank

Goodwill of Southern Nevada

The Valley Health System

Sam’s Town Hotel & Gambling Hall

UPS

Main Street Station Casino Brewery & Hotel

Arcata Associates, Inc.

California Hotel & Casino

Boyd Gaming Corporation

Fremont Hotel & Casino

CenturyLink

Gold Coast Hotel & Casino

AT&T

The Orleans Hotel & Casino

Bloomingdale’s

Suncoast Hotel & Casino

Las Vegas Hotel

Jokers Wild Casino

Las Vegas Review Journal

Eldorado Casino

United Healthcare

Boyd Linen and Uniform Services

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Campaign Cabinet 2011-2012 Champion Award Winners Spirit of Southern Nevada UPS Tocqueville Society Award Linda & Larry Seedig Women’s Leadership Council Award Judy Kropid Young Philanthropists Society Award Melissa Fama-Flis Volunteer of the Year Gretchen Papez Employee Campaign Coordinator of the Year Susan Boswell Labor Partnership Award IBEW 396

2011-12 Campaign Cabinet Larry Charlton

Sam Palmer, P.E.

Lori Soren

Dean Harrold

Kathy Silver

Gina Polovina

Bruce Spotleson

John Osborn

Danny L. Thompson

Emily Neilson

Senior Director, Health, Community Development United Way of Southern Nevada

Executive Secretary-Treasurer Nevada State AFL-CIO

Rick Mazer

Robert Young

Ed Garcia

Senior Vice President/Regional Manager New Mexico & Nevada Wells Fargo

Terri Janison

Regional President Caesars Entertainment Caesars Entertainment

Editor at Large Greenspun Media Group

Chairman Asian Chamber of Commerce

Vice President, Marketing & Events Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce

President & General Manager 8 News Now

Partner Holland & Hart LLP

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Vice President of Government Affairs Boyd Gaming Corporation

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Phil Horrell

President Culinary Health Fund

Regional President Nevada/Arizona/Utah US Bank

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Vice Chairman Olympia Gaming

Executive Vice President, Western Operating Group Manager Terracon

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Senior Vice President & Nevada Regional Executive City National Bank

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FINANCIAL OVERVIEW United Way of Southern Nevada maximizes contributions by combining financial gifts with others and invests in results-driven programs and initiatives that are identified and reviewed annually by local volunteers. Volunteers carefully monitor community needs and invest contributions in programs that focus on long-term solutions to our community’s most pressing needs.

Financial Sources of United Way Support (Sources)

2011 - 2012 Campaign

$12,194,629

Grants Under Management Southern Nevada Childcare Program $22,083,987 AmeriCorps $549,460 VITA $84,000 $39,118 AmeriCorps VISTA Volunteer Center $25,317 $5,525 Other (CTE & AHC) Total Grants Interest & Other Income

Current Year Support for Community Reserve Draw Down

Total Support for Community

$22,787,407 $373,132 $35,355,168 $2,150,505

$37,505,673

Areas of United Way Investments (Uses) Partner Agency Program Funding

Community-based Agenda Community Development Designations to Agencies

$4,271,743 $405,434 $6,095,474

Total Program Funding $10,772,651 Childcare Program & Other Grants $22,732,874 Community Initiatives $209,002 Fundraising & Administration $3,450,380 Allowance for Doubtful Accounts $227,727 Affiliate Expenses $113,039 Total Impact to the Community

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$37,505,673


FINANCIAL OVERVIEW Sources of Revenue ($ Millions) Annual Campaign $12.2 Annual Campaign

Grant Income

Other Income

$22.8

$2.1

Grant Income

Reserve Draw Down

Reserve Draw Down

$0.4

Other Income

Uses of Revenue ($ Millions) Fundraising & Administration

$3.6

Grants & Initiatives

$0.2

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STAFF LEADERSHIP

Cass Palmer

Joselyn Cousins  

Vice President, Community Development

Linda Erath

Danylle Hitchen

President and Chief Executive Officer

Vanessa Maniago

Patrice Ross

Don Waitman

Bob Welling

Vice President, Branding and Marketing

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Chief Human Resources Officer

Chief Operating Officer & Chief Financial Officer

Vice President, Administration

Vice President, Major Gifts

Vice President, Resource Development


CURRENT BOARD OF DIRECTORS Dr. Bob Ackerman (Trustee) Department of Educational Leadership University of Nevada Las Vegas

Cathy Jones (Trustee) President Sun Commercial Real Estate, Inc.

Howard Puterman (Tocqueville Chair) Vice President and General Manager Enterprise Holdings

Tom Axtell

Dwight D. Jones

Gail Raffel (Healthcare Impact Council Chair)

Vice President, University Advancement University of Nevada Las Vegas

Cindy Brinker (WLC Leader) President/Owner Brinker LLC

Larry Charlton

(Executive Committee Member at Large) Nevada Region Executive City National Bank

Kirk V. Clausen (Trustee) Regional President/Nevada Wells Fargo & Company

Elliot Karp (Non-Profit CEO)

President & CEO The Jewish Federation of Las Vegas

Senior Vice President, Integrated Marketing Solutions Entravision Communications Corporation

Dr. Lawrence Sands

Chief Health Officer Southern Nevada Health District

John A. “Jack” Schibrowsky (Trustee)

Greg Korte

President, Las Vegas Division The Korte Company

Professor of Marketing Lee Business School University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Larry Krause (Treasurer)

Lindy Schumacher

Jim Kropid (Immediate Needs Impact Council Chair)

Larry Seedig (Immediate Past Chair, Vision Cabinet Chair, Nominating Committee Chair) President & CEO USAA Savings Bank

Retired

Retired

Eric Lloyd

CEO Amerigroup Community Care

The Dream Fund

Retired

Punam Mathur, LLC

John Smirk (Secretary) Business Manager/Secretary Treasurer International Union of Painters & Allied Trades, District Council 15, Local 159

Fred Cover (HR Committee Chair, Executive

Rick Mazer

Don Snyder (Trustee)

Regional President Harrah’s, Imperial Palace, Flamingo, O’Sheas and Bill’s Gamblin Hall and Saloon

Dean UNLV William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration

Joe Micatrotto, Jr.

David C. Uthoff

President/CEO Micatrotto Restaurant Group

Vice President/Market Development Officer Nevada State Bank

Steve Comer (Trustee)

Committee, Selection Committee & Healthcare Committee) Retired

Bill Curran, Esquire

Attorney at Law Ballard Spahr LLP

Dean Elyacoubi (YPS Leader) Financial Advisor Merrill Lynch Wealth Management Dick Fraim (Trustee) Retired

Edward Garcia

(Public Policy Committee Chair) Partner Holland & Hart LLP

Don Gibe (Board Chair)

Retired

Ron Gibson

School Liaison Officer Airman & Family Readiness Center

M. Curt Howell

Market President Humana Commercial Products

Punam Mathur (Trustee)

Emily Neilson

Diana E. Villanueva

(Board Vice Chair, 2011 Campaign Chair) President & General Manager 8 News Now

Managing Director, Client Excellence Execution-Site President Citi

John Osborn

Robert Young

Vice President, Marketing & Events Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce

Chairman Asian Chamber of Commerce

Cass Palmer

Charles Zobell

President & CEO United Way of Southern Nevada

Jerry W. Penn (Accreditation Chair)

Retired

Gina Polovina (Education Impact Council Chair) Vice President of Government Affairs Boyd Gaming Corporation

Publishing Executive

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Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Shared Services NV Energy

Christopher Roman

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Secretary-Treasurer Southern Nevada Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO

Paul Kaleta

Retired

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Debra A. Berko

Superintendent of Schools CCSD

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(Strategic Marketing Committee Board Representative) General Manager Vegas PBS / Virtual High School

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