Monday, March 30, 2009 | 11:31 a.m.
Longtime education advocates Faye and Dr. Leon Steinberg were honored by the Adelson School in Summerlin for their leadership and commitment to Jewish education.
The couple received the Dr. Miriam and Sheldon G. Adelson In Pursuit of Excellence Award at the school's In Pursuit of Excellence Gala on Sunday at The Venetian Resort.
Several luxury items, including a feast prepared by celebrity Chef Emeril Lagasse and a basketball signed by the 2008 U.S. Olympic Men's basketball team, were on the list of items to be auctioned off to benefit the school scholarship fund.
"Faye and Leon Steinberg have been staunch education advocates, and their dedication to our community is legendary," said Victor Chaltiel, chairman of the school's board of trustees. "Through contributions of both time and money, the Steinbergs have worked to improve the student experience and to ensure a better future through education."
Proceeds from the fundraiser will support the student scholarship and financial aid programs on the campus, which is home to the Adelson Upper School, Adelson Middle School and the Milton I. Schwartz Hebrew Academy.
Dr. Steinberg arrived in Las Vegas in 1958 to become Sunrise Hospital's first radiologist. Faye Steinberg taught the fourth and second grades while her husband built Steinberg Diagnostic Centers. The Steinbergs also became founding members of the Jewish Federation of Las Vegas.
The Adelson Educational Campus is located at 9700 West Hillpointe Road in Summerlin. For information call 255-4500 or visit www.adelsoncampus.org.