Foundation Kicks Off 9th Year of We R Community

LAS VEGAS (Sept. 28, 2016) – The Public Education Foundation held a workshop today to kick off the ninth year of We R Community, the Foundation’s service-learning initiative that aims to turn teens into philanthropists. More than 100 students, teachers and administrators from high schools participating in this year’s program attended the gathering at Las […]

By | 2016-09-28T15:48:21-07:00 September 28th, 2016|

Education Hero Award Gala raises about $600,000

LAS VEGAS (Sept. 25, 2016) – The Public Education Foundation raised about $600,000 at its annual Education Hero Award Gala at the Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas on Sept. 24. More than 450 guests attended the gala honoring leaders who have made outstanding contributions to education and the community.

The Foundation honored Kirk V. Clausen and Wells […]

By | 2016-09-25T14:01:32-07:00 September 25th, 2016|

In Remembrance of Thalia Dondero

All of Southern Nevada lost a pioneering leader over the weekend with the passing of Thalia Dondero, and The Public Education Foundation lost a dear friend who contributed greatly to public education and the success of our nonprofit organization.

Thalia and her husband Harvey, a teacher who later would become a principal and a central office […]

By | 2017-01-10T09:54:43-08:00 September 7th, 2016|