Donations of Nearly $2.8 Million Mark 2020; Focus on City Priorities Continues in 2021
The Mayor’s Fund for Las Vegas LIFE received donationsvalued at nearly $2.8 million during 2020, its secondyear. This included a combination of both cash and in-kind donations from more than 75 individual donors,including corporations, foundations and individualcorporate donors and community philanthropists. Sincethe Fund’s inception in September 2018, a total of morethan $2 million in cash and more than $5 million in in-kind goods and services have been donated – numbersthat speak volumes about the generosity of Las Vegansand their belief in helping to ensure quality of life in ourcity.
“While The Mayor’s Fund was designed to incorporate amultitude of city priorities, the COVID-19 pandemicredirected much of our efforts in 2020 to helping ourcity’s homeless population through this critical time,”said Dr. Lisa Morris Hibbler, chief community servicesofficer, city of Las Vegas.
“In fact, nothing symbolized the work of the Mayor’sFund during 2020 more than the Isolation-QuarantineComplex (ISO-Q), a first of its kind facility in thenation that was designed and constructed inrecord time to slow and mitigate the spread ofthe coronavirus within the homeless population,providing care and shelter to those who wereinfected or at high risk of contracting the virus,”she said.
According to Brian McAnallen, PhilanthropicInitiatives Manager for the Mayor’s Fund, theFund’s initial and strong success during itssecond year is a real testament to the generosityof the community and its guiding sense ofphilanthropy and partnership. “We look forwardto continuing our good work in 2021,” he said.