We’re excited to be celebrating the iconic Spirit of Las Vegas with honorees Shannon and Bill McBeath for our annual gala, Today for Tomorrow, on Saturday, October 15, 2022.
The event features a curation of inventive culinary offerings, tasty crafted cocktails, and sizzling musical entertainment. And, guests are encouraged to dress to impress and get creative with this year’s theme “Spirit of Vegas.” Buy your “Pair of Aces” ticket package here before we sell out! This package includes two (2) Mezzanine-Level program seats, a dedicated open bar and full reception access.
Before we gather in a couple of weeks, we’d like to share a bit more about Shannon and Bill — and lift up their extraordinary careers and community impact.
So, read along with us as we reflect on the salient parts of their story. And, if you’re as inspired by them as we are, please consider making a donation in their honor to Communities In Schools by clicking on the button below or purchasing a pair of tickets to our gala today here.
Shannon and Bill’s Story
Celebrated entrepreneurs and philanthropists Shannon and Bill McBeath have been prominent leaders in Las Vegas in the industries of hospitality, wellness, education, and community advocacy for more than three decades.
Bill began his storied career in 1987 with the Golden Nugget in downtown Las Vegas, later holding numerous executive-level positions at The Mirage, Treasure Island, Bellagio, CityCenter and eventually our host venue, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas: A unique, luxury resort in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip offering a decidedly different perspective. As the President & CEO of The Cosmopolitan, Bill championed Communities In Schools by generously supporting our annual gala for more than a decade. Their world-class food and beverage have been a signature part of the event for years with The Cosmopolitan serving as the host for six years. With Bill’s support, the Today for Tomorrow event, formerly known as Harvest for Hope, has collectively raised millions of dollars to support our program in schools across Nevada.
Prior to joining The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, McBeath was responsible for providing strategic and operational, executive-level leadership for all areas of CityCenter. He was a vital member of CityCenter’s original opening team and oversaw every aspect of the design and development of ARIA and Vdara. His community work includes serving as the chairman of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Fiscal Affairs Committee, chairman of the board of directors of Las Vegas Events, a committee member for the National Finals Rodeo, and a former member of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority Board of Directors.
With her hospitality expertise, Shannon served in the Management Associate’s Program and then as Leisure Sales Manager at The Mirage before opening Las Vegas’ first and only premium indoor cycling studio, The Ride. As co-owner and operator, she successfully established a premium fitness experience that fosters community and personal transformation. Additionally, McBeath created a charitable arm of the business, The Ride Cares, hosting monthly rides benefiting a variety of local and national non-profit organizations.
Both graduates of the UNLV School of Hospitality, Shannon and Bill McBeath have strong connections to the local education scene and are committed to contributing to its enhancement.
Though Communities In Schools is one of their favored charities, Shannon has contributed to a multitude of non-profit organizations, holding a position on the board of directors for Opportunity Village for ten years, and previously participating on the board of directors and as co-chair of major events for Stillpoint. Her service has also extended to the Alzheimer’s Association, Keep Memory Alive, The Animal Foundation, Make-A-Wish Southern Nevada, Nevada Ballet Theatre and more. To date, one of her proudest philanthropy achievements was opening the Las Vegas chapter of Shoes That Fit, an organization providing more than 10,000 shoes to schoolchildren throughout Clark County. Her work with Shoes That Fit reflects a shared commitment at Communities In Schools of meeting the basic needs of our students, recognizing the connection between their learning and their wellbeing.