Annual Board of Directors Dinner at The Palazzo Las Vegas Raises Money for Opportunity Village Scholarship Fund.
On Tuesday, May 16th, Provident Trust Group employees volunteered at Opportunity Village’s annual Board of Directors Dinner, hosted by The Palazzo Las Vegas, The Venetian Las Vegas and Sands Expo. This event was powered entirely by donated products, services and volunteer time.
Opportunity Village is a non-profit organization that offers programs to the people of Southern Nevada that have intellectual and developmental disabilities. Operating for over 60 years, Opportunity Village is now one of the most recognized and respected organizations of its kind in the United States.
This annual event raises much needed money to fund the programs and services of Opportunity Village and the Opportunity Village Scholarship Fund. The scholarship program helps potential clients get access to the programs that they provide. These programs include: vocational training, employment opportunities, and arts and social recreational activities. Thus, allowing citizens with severe disabilities the opportunity to find new friends, realize future career paths, seek independence and community integration and unleash creative passions.
Opportunity Village’s press release reads “Individuals who were previously considered unemployable work at Opportunity Village’s Employment Resource Centers and in jobs throughout the community, collectively earning wages amounting to more than $3.7 million in 2016. They are hard-working and diligent, proudly paying taxes and happily leading more fulfilling lives.”
A true testimonial to the success of the programs was given through a speech from a man named Michael, a Job Discovery Program student. As he stood on the stage at the event, he expressed his gratitude for the programs and announced his proud accomplishment of being self-sufficient and employed by the city of Henderson, Nevada. The unique art pieces created by the artists of the Fine Arts Program were another symbol of client testimonials. Guests were able to bid on these items during the silent auction.
The event raised over $1 million collectively and hosted many people of influence including: President & CEO, Bob Brown; President of the Foundation Board, Bill Oakley; President of the ARC Board, Jeremy Aguero; Foundation Board Member, Lauralyn McCarthy; and radio personality, Chet Buchanan.
Provident Trust Group is proud to continuously be a part of Opportunity Village volunteer events. Each experience for our volunteering employees creates rewarding involvement in the community. Provident Trust Group employees look forward to more volunteer time spent in the near future.
“The chance to help raise money, for the people that would not have gotten the chance otherwise, brings my heart such happiness.” – Monica Davis, Marketing Specialist & Volunteer
“The entire event was so inspiring! To see how big of an impact this organization brings to Southern Nevada is astonishing.” – Lindsay Mersino, Sales Project Manager & Volunteer
“I couldn’t think of a better way to spend my birthday. This night was truly something amazing.” – Dominique Diggs, Corporate Accountant & Volunteer
“People’s passion for the programs of Opportunity Village was so contagious. I am excited for our next volunteer event.” – Cesar Garcia, AR Specialist & Volunteer
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