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Moonridge Foundation Announces Speaker Line-up for 11th Annual Philanthropy Leaders Summit on September 9

NBA Hall of Famer Shaquille O'Neal, Imagine Dragons bassist Ben McKee, Vegas Golden Knights President Kerry Bubolz, Las Vegas Raiders President Sandra Douglass Morgan and more are set to give remarks

2019 Philanthropy Leaders Summit at the Las Vegas City Hall. From left to right, Heather Libonati, Punam Mathur, and Julie Murray (Courtesy of Moonridge Group)

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The Moonridge Foundation has announced its speaker line-up for the 11th annual Philanthropy Leaders Summit taking place simultaneously in Las Vegas and Reno on Friday, September 9. The Las Vegas portion of the event will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Zappos Headquarters. A virtual option is available.

At this year’s event, the Nevada Corporate Giving Council (NCGC) will reveal the annual statistical report on the corporate giving landscape of Nevada and how corporate philanthropy is shaping our community. An estimated $1.7 billion in corporate giving and $365.8 million in employee giving took place between 2019 and 2021, with the top giving categories being health and social services, K-12 education and Covid-19 relief efforts, while education, affordable housing, healthcare/mental health, homelessness/poverty and food insecurity remain top challenges in Nevada’s communities.

The speakers will speak on how corporate funders can address these issues with strategies and best practices in driving positive impact.

Speakers confirmed to present are listed below:

  • Ben Mckee, bassist for the Grammy Award Winning band Imagine Dragons, Keynote Speaker (closing remarks in Las Vegas)
  • Shaquille O’Neal, NBA Hall of Famer and philanthropist (virtual remarks)
  • Sandra Douglass Morgan, Las Vegas Raiders President, Sports Philanthropy
  • Brian Gordon, Principal for Applied Analysis, Nevada Corporate Giving Report
  • Carolina Jannicelli, Head of Community Impact at JP Morgan Chase & Co., Trailblazing Women in Philanthropy
  • Chet Pipkin, Founder of Belkin, Environmental Giving
  • Cooper Sandoval, Youth Philanthropist from Reno, Nevada
  • Heather DuBoef, Founder of Nevada Women’s Philanthropy, Trailblazing Women in Philanthropy
  • Kerry Bubolz, Vegas Golden Knights President, Sports Philanthropy
  • Matt Levitt, Founder and CEO of Tahoe Blue Vodka, Environmental Giving
  • Punam Mathur, Executive Director of the Elaine P. Wynn & Family Foundation, Mistress of Ceremonies (Las Vegas)
  • Staci Alonso, Founder of Noah’s Animal House, Anderson Cooper’s Top Ten CNN Heroes 2019, Mistress of Ceremonies (Reno)

A full list of speakers and their biographies can be viewed online here:

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