Olympia Companies Charitable Foundation (OCCF) hosted a special Olympia Day of Giving event and presented checks ranging from $110,000 to $310,000 to eight local charities. These donations are a portion of the more than $1.6 million raised during the recent 23rd annual Governor’s Black-Tie event.
The eight local charities are Assistance League of Las Vegas, Boys and Girls Club of Southern Nevada, Candlelighters, Children’s Heart Foundation, Discovery Children’s Museum, Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation, Andson, and Opportunity Village. These nonprofits were invited to bring a delegation of kids and families from their organizations for a family day at The Spa at Southern Highlands Gold Club.
“This is one of our favorite days of the year, when get to present each charity with a donation that we know will directly improve the lives of the women, children, and families right here in our community,” said OCCF co-founder Garry Goett. “We know these donations will make a direct and lasting impact. We hope that other successful companies will be inspired to get more involved in supporting these and other worthy local organizations.”
Since 2000, Olympia Companies Southern Highlands Charitable Foundation, (formerly Southern Highlands Charitable Foundation,) founded by Garry Goett and Guy Inzalaco has donated more than $27 million dollars from its various fundraising events to local nonprofits.