United Way of Southern Nevada (UWSN), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that has been helping the Southern Nevada community since 1957, raised $126,440 from its 65th anniversary celebration with the Golf United tournament at the Revere Golf Club.
Proceeds will support UWSN’s mission of uniting the community to improve people’s lives and ensure the organization can continue to help one in four southern Nevadans have the opportunity to succeed.
Beginning in 2022 and into 2023, UWSN celebrates its 65th anniversary. The nonprofit announced the appointment of former UWSN board member and trustee Donald Snyder as its 65th anniversary honorary campaign chairman.
“I became involved with United Way when I began my banking career more than 50 years ago, stepping into volunteer leadership when we moved our family to Las Vegas in 1988,” said Snyder. “I have seen the positive impact United Way has had in our community and the role it can play as we move forward.”
After a long career in commercial banking, including 22 years with First Interstate Bank, Snyder joined the hospitality industry, serving Boyd Gaming in the late 1990s as a board member and later, president of the company. He also served as chairman of the Fremont Street Experience, belonged to the Board of Directors of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, was chairman of the Nevada Development Authority, and helped direct the Nevada Resort Association. More recently, Snyder served as president of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Additionally, the 65th anniversary celebration will honor the legends that have supported the community throughout the decades and pass the baton to the next generation.