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Black Giving Circle

This new initiative is a partnership between the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Foundation and the Urban Chamber of Commerce. The initiative is designed to support the Black community and impact public safety in frontline communities.

The LVMPD Foundation, in partnership with the Urban Chamber of Commerce, extends an invitation to you to become a member of the Black Giving Circle.

Your membership in the Black Giving Circle will enable relationships to be formed and further strengthened between the Southern Nevada Black community and LVMPD. The benefits of membership include invitations at special events, sponsorship of programs and events, and mentorship and volunteer opportunities with youth of color.

Working together, we can uplift the most vulnerable residents of Las Vegas by promoting positive connections.

For photos from the Black Giving Circle launch, please visit our Photo Gallery.

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The momentum has already begun and we are asking for your support to ensure it continues to grow with a multitude of programs, including:

  • Sports programs are a great way to engage with young people. Through programs like Bolden Little League and Hockey United, mentorship and trust between officers and local children have grown into a partnership that makes a community safer for all.
  • The Cooking with a Cop, Reading with Cop, and Conversations with a Cop are programs in partnership with the NAACP Las Vegas to create communication between young people and law enforcement. Is there a better way to get to know someone than break bread with them, share a good story, and have an open-minded civil conversation?
  • Our Holiday Gift & Give program provides law enforcement an opportunity to give back to the communities they serve. Events like Santa Cop and Shopping with a Cop allow officers to take children on special shopping experiences to purchase toys and clothes and interact in a fun, positive way, uplifting spirits all around.
  • The Summerlin Area Command’s recent Empowering Our Girls Workshop demonstrates the power and worth of young females in today’s society. Former WNBA Player and professional life coach Rushia Brown led a workshop for 50 girls, showing them that they can attain their goals with dedication and hard work.
  • The Hip Hop & Entrepreneurship Program focuses on lifting youth of color through the creative process of hip hop and rap and education about the music industry. This program is offered to young people who may have made mistakes or are currently facing obstacles as they continue to strive for greatness.

With your support, the LVMPDF can continue to expand upon these popular programs, which have already proven successful. Bonds are being strengthened, residents are being impacted, and youth are being shown the promise of brighter futures. The continuous investment in our community by influential leaders like you allows LVMPDF to extend our services further. We need your support to prove that by working to better the relationship between the Black community and law enforcement, under-resourced areas can have more beneficial outcomes.

Your membership in the Black Giving Circle will allow us to maintain and grow programs like this and many others. Today’s investments in the community will help reduce crime tomorrow and demonstrate the effect that positive community-police engagement activities can have on communities of color.

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Black Giving Circle
Membership Opportunities

Black Giving Circle Membership Opportunities

CATALYST LEVEL [$100,000 +]

Catalyst level benefits include:

  • Listing on Foundation website.
  • Invitations to networking events.
  • Volunteering with youth of color.
  • Speaking and mentoring opportunities with youth of color.
  • Complimentary tickets to Lunch with the Sheriff event Sponsorship of Youth activity or event Sponsorship of Annual Youth Program.

EMBOLDEN LEVEL [$25,000 to $99,999]

Embolden level benefits include:

  • Listing on Foundation website
  • Invitations to networking events.
  • Volunteering with youth of color.
  • Speaking and mentoring opportunities with youth of color.
  • Complimentary tickets to Lunch with the Sheriff event Sponsorship of Youth activity or event.

EMPOWER LEVEL [$15,000 – $24,999]

Empower level benefits include:

  • Listing on Foundation website
  • Invitations to networking events.
  • Volunteering with youth of color.
  • Speaking and mentoring opportunities with youth of color.
  • Complimentary tickets to Lunch with the Sheriff event.

EQUALITY LEVEL [$5,000 – $14,999]

Equality level benefits include:

  • Listing on Foundation website.
  • Invitations to networking events.
  • Volunteering with youth of color.
  • Speaking and mentoring opportunities with youth of color.

INSPIRE LEVEL [$1,000 – $4,999]

Inspire level benefits include:

  • Listing on Foundation website.
  • Invitations to networking events.
  • Volunteering with youth of color.

UNITE LEVEL [$1 – $999]

UNITE level benefits include:

  • Listing on Foundation website.
  • Invitations to networking events.

To become a Black Giving Circle member, contact Mark Chow, Director of  Community Outreach at
mchow@lvmpdfoundation.org or 702.410.9478 

Black Giving Circle, an LVMPD Foundation Initiative

2022 Black Giving Circle Members

The Foundation is continually grateful for our community of sponsors and for their dedication to community safety.

Contributions by these civic-minded businesses enable the Foundation and LVMPD officers to better protect our communities and reduce crime across Clark County. These investments in LVMPD’s specialized equipment, training and community safety outreach initiatives make a positive impact every day in Southern Nevada and within the LVMPD family.

EMBOLDEN LEVEL

Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Mark Sawyer
NV Energy

EQUALITY LEVEL

Foundation for Women’s Empowerment & Leadership
Howard Hughes Corporation
Nevada Black Police Association
Southwest Medical, Optum
Steven Molasky Art Initiative, smART Initiative
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

INSPIRE LEVEL

Ken Evans
The Michael & Janice Howard Foundation
Tony Gladney

UNITE LEVEL

Donte Batiste
Rushia Brown
Yolanda Brown
Lenika Coleman
Brittany Dupree
Beth Fisher
Wendy Frye-Mcelroy
Lorraine Gates
Lisa Gibson
Carlos Hank
Glori Harris-Descent
Latoya Holman
Denise Jackson
Dr. Sheldon Jacobs

Kiwa Jefferson
Kara Jenkins
Marshunda Johnson
Maxine Jones
Telma Lopez
Anastasia Lyons
Andre Martin
Brian Martin
Roxann McCoy
Jerry Metelus
Chef Mimi
Shaundell Newsome
Arnold Parker
Denise Parker

Dr. DeRionne Pollard
Nyeri Richards
Quincy Robinson
Sydney Sales
Neosha Smith
Alli Starr
Dalisa Steward
Robert Strawder
Twon Done Did It
Whispers of Hope LLC
Cyndee Whiteman
Jason Williams
Judah Zakalik

For photos from the Black Giving Circle launch, please visit our Photo Gallery.

For photos of the Black Giving Circle at Scholastic Book Fairs, please visit our Photo Gallery.

For photos of the Black Giving Circle Mixer, please visit our Photo Gallery.

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