07 May 2014
President’s Letter: Supporting Opportunity Village

Nevada State Bank was proud to sponsor a recent fundraising event for Opportunity Village, a wonderful non-profit organization serving people in Southern Nevada with intellectual disabilities.  Several of my colleagues were able to attend the “It’s Spring Garden Party” on April 26, which included a luncheon and a fashion show featuring Opportunity Village clients.  Nevada State Bank has been a proud supporter of Opportunity Village for nearly 20 years – not only by contributing financially, but also by encouraging our employees to volunteer as bankers for The Magical Forest, a Las Vegas tradition that raises funds each holiday season to support the group’s programs. 

As Nevada’s largest employer of people with disabilities, Opportunity Village serves nearly 3,000 individuals annually, providing vocational training, employment, and other vital services.  Clients work in jobs throughout the community, and many businesses hire them to perform services like document shredding, packaging and mailing, catering and cleaning.  Opportunity Village is primarily self-funded, raising most of its revenue through employment contracts and special events like the Garden Party, the Magical Forest, and the Great Santa Run.  If you own a business, I invite you to contact them to see how they might provide services you need, while helping support their clients.  

I was extremely pleased to see that Bob Brown, former publisher of the Review Journal, recently accepted a position as president of the Opportunity Village Foundation, where he will work on special projects and major fundraising initiatives.  Bob will provide great leadership and vision to carry on the group’s proud tradition of serving the needs of intellectually challenged people in our community. 

For more information about Opportunity Village, visit their website at www.opportunityvillage.org.


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