CIS of Nevada raises over $920,000 at annual fundraiser Today for Tomorrow: Together, honoring CIS founding chairperson, Elaine Wynn

Communities In Schools of Nevada has raised over $920,000 during its annual Today for Tomorrow fundraising campaign and gala, in support of more than 75,000 vulnerable students statewide. This year’s record-breaking amount exceeds the nonprofit’s 2019 fundraising amount by more than 30 percent.

The organization recently held its vaccine-mandated gala, Today for Tomorrow: Together, at The Cosmopolitan on Sept. 11, drawing an intimate gathering of about 300 guests who came together safely to honor Elaine Wynn, the organization’s founding chairperson and current national chairperson for Communities In Schools.

For nearly two decades, Wynn has been actively engaged with CIS National, the organization that serves 1.7 million children in more than 2,900 schools in 26 states, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. A member of the national board since 1999, Wynn was elected chairperson in 2007, a position she proudly holds today. An indomitable crusader for children’s welfare and an influential philanthropist, her commitment to improving children’s lives through education has engaged her in numerous leadership roles at local, state, and national levels.

“We are beyond grateful for the support of everyone who helped us break records, raising over $920,000 during our annual Today for Tomorrow campaign,” said Tami Hance-Lehr, CEO and state director, Communities In Schools of Nevada. “I want to extend my heartfelt thanks to everyone who supported our mission by contributing to champion the tens of thousands of students we serve statewide. We’ve raised the bar this year, truly demonstrating the positive impact we can make when we come together and do whatever it takes for our kids.”

Today for Tomorrow was made possible thanks to presenting sponsor, PLAYSTUDIOS, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas which once again donated the venue, Encore Productions, Destinations by Design and Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits.

Additional sponsors include:

  • Today sponsors Dana & Gregory Lee, The Morris A. Hazan Family Foundation, Top Rank, Jim and Joyce Nelson, Switch, Elaine P. Wynn & Family Foundation, Chanel, Bennett Family Foundation, Blau & Associates and Lexicon Bank
  • Tomorrow sponsors The Venetian Resort, Wynn Resorts, MGM Resorts International, ShulmanSays.com, Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, Bank of Nevada, Social Gal Events, The Shaquille O’Neal Foundation, NV Energy, Thomas & Mack Co. and COX Communications
  • All In sponsors Hollard & Hart, LLP., Southwest Gas, Heather Harmon, Western Pacific Insurance, Ed Cecchi & Regan Holdridge and Specht Leadership Consulting

CIS currently serves more than 75,000 students in 81 schools statewide (1 in 5 Title I schools) and achieved a high school graduation rate of 90 percent for the 2019-2020 school year, a remarkable accomplishment given they are among our state’s most vulnerable students.