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Impact Las Vegas awards first-ever grant
Published on Wed, Jun 11, 2014 (8:55 a.m.)LAS VEGAS, NV –June 11, 2013 – The members of Impact Las Vegas, a nonprofit women’s giving circle in its inaugural grant year, voted on Saturday, June 7 to award their first grant of $13,000 to Roseman University of Health Sciences.
The grant will fund supplies for health screenings, such as blood pressure, blood glucose, and cholesterol, as well as oral healthcare exams, at the approximately 40 health fairs Roseman conducts each year, at no cost to the public, as part of their community outreach program. The health fairs provide Roseman pharmacy and nursing students, and orthodontic residents, with the opportunity to provide valuable services to the community while gaining practical experience in their fields of study at Roseman. It is anticipated that the grant of $13,000 from Impact Las Vegas could directly touch the lives of more than 2,000 men, women, and children over the coming two years.
According to Founder and President Maureen Romito, the 2014 grant award of $13,000 represents the combined giving from 13 founding and charter members. “In our collective giving model, “ she explained, “each woman’s individual membership donation is pooled so that we can make a bigger difference and have a more significant impact with our charitable giving than any of us could do alone.”
In February 2014, Impact Las Vegas received grant letters of inquiry from more than 70 Southern Nevada nonprofits. Members then narrowed the field to 15 semi-finalists who submitted full grant applications at the end of March. In April, member volunteers scored and evaluated these applications, choosing four top semi-finalists. Site visits were conducted in May.
Two Finalists were invited to make short presentations to all of the members at the Impact Las Vegas Annual Meeting. Each member then voted to choose the organization's inaugural grant recipient.
“It was a very difficult decision for our 13 founding and charter Members, said Ms. Romito. “But when the Impact Las Vegas' inaugural grant was announced each of us witnessed, first-hand, the power of women connecting, giving as one.”
Impact Las Vegas consists of women who donate $1,000 each year by December 31st. 100% of these membership donations is pooled and given out as an annual grant to a Southern Nevada nonprofit organization in one of five focus areas: Culture, Education, Environment, Family, or Health & Wellness. For more information on Impact Las Vegas or to become a member, please visit the website at www.impact-lv.org. Or send an e-mail to [email protected]
Founded in Henderson, Nevada in 1999, Roseman University of Health Sciences is a private, non-profit institution of higher learning with campuses in Henderson, Summerlin and South Jordan, Utah. The University is comprised of the College of Dental Medicine, offering an Advanced Education in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics/MBA residency and Doctor of Dental Medicine program; College of Pharmacy, offering a Doctor of Pharmacy and Professional Continuing Education; College of Nursing, offering a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing; and an MBA program. The University is currently developing an allopathic medical school based at its Summerlin campus. Roseman’s research endeavors include cancer, diabetes and obesity, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases, adult stem cell and regenerative medicine, cardiovascular disease, and substance abuse and depression. Roseman University is regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. For more information, please visit www.Roseman.edu.
If you’d like more information about Impact Las Vegas and this topic, or to schedule an interview with Maureen Romito, please call her at (702) 285-4838 or e-mail [email protected]