Through Nevada Public Radio’s (NVPR) annual fall membership campaign, Caesars Entertainment and NVPR members went the extra mile to help food insecure Southern Nevadans by raising funds equivalent to approximately 79,000 meals (Pictured: Brian Burton (Three Square Food Bank), Jan Jones Blackhurst (Caesars Entertainment) and Flo Rogers (Nevada Public Radio).
The funds are directed to Three Square Food Bank which provides wholesome food to hungry people in hundreds of neighborhoods across four Southern Nevada counties.
Individuals who made a membership pledge of $100 or greater had the option to select the “social good” premium in lieu of receiving NVPR-branded thank-you gifts. Nearly 1,500 new and renewing members selected this option and Caesars Entertainment funded the equivalent of 78,975 meals to Three Square Food Bank, Southern Nevada’s only food bank providing food assistance to the residents of Lincoln, Nye, Esmeralda and Clark Counties.
“Southern Nevada needs organizations like Nevada Public Radio and Three Square Food Bank, whose leadership meets the essential needs of our community,” said Jan Jones Blackhurst, Executive Vice President of Public Policy and Corporate Social Responsibility for Caesars Entertainment. “Caesars Entertainment remains committed to supporting these groups as they achieve their goals for a better Nevada, and we appreciate the members of the public whose pledges helped make this donation possible.”
“On behalf of Three Square and the many families we feed, a very warm and humble thank you to the generosity of Nevada Public Radio members and Caesars Entertainment,” said Brian Burton, president and CEO of Three Square Food Bank. “By accepting the invitation from Caesars Entertainment in lieu of thank-you gifts, NVPR members have directly and positively helped their neighbors in need.”
“Nevada Public Radio is so powerful when we can act as a connecting point. We can amplify the compassionate investment of Caesars Entertainment in funding meals for Three Square Food Bank. That means our listeners have a better understanding of the needs that exist in their community and are inspired,” said Jerry Nadal, Cirque du Soleil Senior Vice President, Resident Show Division Worldwide and NVPR Board Chair. “We also demonstrate that when listeners choose to act first and make a personal investment they unlock those corporate philanthropic dollars and decisions going forward. It makes me very proud to see the collaboration of NVPR, Caesars Entertainment and Three Square Food Bank having tangible impact and igniting the philanthropy of our community.”
Through Caesars Entertainment’s generous involvement, 100 percent of membership pledge dollars remain with NVPR.
Nevada Public Radio (NVPR) was established in 1975 as an independent, not-for-profit, public benefit corporation. NVPR signed on the air in 1980 with one station serving the Las Vegas area as Nevada’s first National Public Radio (NPR(r)) affiliate station. For more than three decades, NVPR has remained true to its mission to enhance the quality of life and foster civic engagement by informing, educating and inspiring a growing audience through public media – including content on air, in print and online. NVPR’s broadcast network includes three FM stations serving Nevadans – News 88.9 KNPR and Classical 89.7 KCNV in Las Vegas, as well as NV89 89.1 KVNV in Reno. For more information, visit: www.nevadapublicradio.org.