Finding students and faculty to feature in this thank-you video for UNLV’s donors was the easy part. Choosing among the hundreds of programs helped by gifts to the university was more difficult.
Since the start of our academic year on July 1 through Thanksgiving (and with the busiest giving season still ahead of us), UNLV has received 6,287 private gifts totaling nearly $10.2 million. The funds are supporting every aspect of campus life and learning.
The video features students such as Kathryn Gonzales, Shatilla Prayer, Michelle Rios, Tatiana Stratilatoff, and Kristen Tardio; they are working their way through college with jobs that are funded through UNLV’s Annual Fund. Athletes like basketball’s Roscoe Smith and track’s Auzsane Crowe-Carter have been given a boost with more than $980,000 in gifts to Rebel athletics from nearly 1,000 donors.
Like hundreds of other programs, the School of Dental Medicine’s free pediatric clinic and the College of Fine Arts’ Performing Arts Center have benefitted from donations to individual colleges. Research, such as professor Bob Boehm’s work in solar energy, flourishes with donations directed toward faculty support. And more than 1,500 students all across campus are pursuing their dreams thanks to more than $3.34 million in private scholarship gifts received so far this year.
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