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VEGAS WATCH: Roaring good time for a really great cause

December 26, 2016 by Las Vegas Black Image Magazine  
Filed under Highlights

On an evening to support an organization focused on young people’s future, Capucine Holmes steps back in time for a gala that won’t soon be forgotten.

Capucine Holmes

It was like stepping back in time.

Guests walked into the modern-day Cosmopolitan Hotel and Casino, then proceeded to the Belmont Ballroom — which was transformed into a speakeasy with a Roaring ‘20s theme. The night’s cuisine was an array of gourmet food from Cosmopolitan restaurants such as STK, Eggslut, Jaleo and many more.

The cause: Our young people. Communities in Schools held its Today for Tomorrow Gala to fund education resources and tools that the organization provides for students in the Clark County School District.

The highlight was an impactful speech by Communities In Schools of Nevada CEO Dr. Tiffany Tyler, who detailed how the organization will move forward with programming in the communities it serves. Also in attendance: philanthropist Elaine Wynn, who serves as National Trustee and was instrumental in creating the organization; Board Chair Susan Lee, who thanked the many contributors who support Communities In Schools initiatives; Executive Director Ardell Galbreth of Workforce Connections; CEO Monique Harris of Southern Nevada Children’s First; CEO Monica Ford of Nevada Partners; President Bart Patterson of Nevada State College; Program Director Paula McDonald of HELP of Southern Nevada; and President Sydni Sayles of Urban League Young Professionals. Communities In Schools staff was also on hand to interact with guests and answer questions on the organization’s mission and goals.

For more information, visit cisnevada.org.

CCSD Counselor Melanie Moore and her daughter, attorney Whitney McGuire.

Communities in Schools CEO Dr. Tiffany Tyler, CEO Monica Ford of Nevada Partners and Program Director of Help of Southern Nevada Paula McDonald.

Philanthropist Elaine Wynn and Capucine Holmes at Communities in Schools’ 1920s Gala.

Pictured left to right: Brittany Grey, Amy Licht, Kenadie Cobbin Richardson, Sydni Sayles, Capucine Holmes, and Anika Howard.

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