Las Vegas Association of Fundraising Professionals Donates $2,000 to Purchase Books for the Southern Nevada Nonprofit Information Center - APRIL 2015

Las Vegas Association of Fundraising Professionals Donates $2,000
From left to right: Danielle Milam, Development Director, LVCC Library District and Foundation; Jon Guy, Incoming President AFP-LV; Brenda Griego, President AFP-LV; Marie Nicholl-Lynam, Clark County Library Branch Manager; Shelly Weiner, Nonprofit Information Center Librarian; Claire Davies, Clark County Library Assistant Branch Manager


LAS VEGAS, NV - The Las Vegas Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals donated $2,000 to the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District Foundation. This donation will benefit the Library District's Southern Nevada Nonprofit Information Center located at the Clark County Library, and will greatly augment the library's collection of books on fundraising and philanthropy-related topics available in all branches across the county.

The donation funds the purchase of 77 volumes on fundraising and philanthropy, grantsmanship, nonprofit board development, and nonprofit marketing, communications, and ethics, among others. Included in the donation are books from the highly rated "In the Trenches" and AFP Fund Development series.

"There is a huge interest in fundraising in our community, and a growing demand for resources to help the local non-profit sector grow. These new volumes, which are both current and the top-rated books on grant-making and non-profit management, will be available at our Southern Nevada Nonprofit Information Center and all branches across the county," said Dr. Ron Heezen, Executive Director of the Library District. "We are so grateful to AFP Las Vegas for this donation and the expertise they provide to the region."

"AFP Las Vegas is committed to strengthening the fundraising knowledge and skills of nonprofit professionals in Southern Nevada," noted Brenda Griego, 2014 president of the organization. "The chapter is honored to be able to make this donation to the Library District to benefit our community." The 2015 president of AFP Las Vegas, Jon Guy, added "We are grateful to the members, sponsors and Board of Directors of AFP Las Vegas. Their volunteerism and financial support made this donation possible."

The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) is the nation's largest professional organization for fundraising executives. An advocate for philanthropy and proponent of excellence for development professionals, AFP is an international organization with 200+ chapters and 30,000+ members throughout the world. Since 1991, the Las Vegas Chapter of AFP has been serving its members with educational and professional advancement programs, an unwavering commitment to the highest ethical standards, and networking opportunities that foster community building and collaboration.

The award-winning Las Vegas-Clark County Library District is a $60 million independent taxing entity that serves 1.5 million people over 8,000 square miles. Through its 25 branch libraries, the District reaches the urban and suburban communities of the Las Vegas Valley, as well as small and medium-sized towns throughout Clark County and remote rural areas. The branches offer more 2.3 million books, audio, video and digital resources, as well as free programs including author visits, music and dance, children's activities, computer classes and workshops. The Library District's website offers easy access to a wide array of electronic resources including downloadable eMedia and free homework help. The Library District is a vibrant and vital member of the community with committed staff that work to provide information and the opportunity for lifelong learning, cultural awareness and basic literacy.

The Las Vegas-Clark County Library District Foundation is a 501(c) (3) Nevada nonprofit corporation that expands the programs and reach of the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District. Since its inception in 2003, the Foundation has augmented library funding, programs and visibility, helping to reposition the library as a key community asset in learning, employment, and community vitality.