The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Foundation announced today that it received a $100,000 donation from Caesars Entertainment, Inc. as part of its recent $3.1 million total donation to support vulnerable populations in the Las Vegas Valley.
“Caesars Entertainment has once again proven what a remarkable community partner they are in Southern Nevada,” said Tom Kovach, executive director of the LVMPD Foundation. “Our Foundation is extremely grateful for being selected along with eight other well-deserving nonprofits to receive this very generous contribution.”
The donation from Caesars Entertainment, Inc. will allow the Foundation to channels funds into under-resourced communities with partnership programs focused on African American populations.
As part of the investment, The Foundation will support the upcoming Juneteenth event with law enforcement chiefs and other opportunities from the NAACP Branch #1111 Las Vegas, led by President Roxann McCoy. The NAACP Branch #1111 Las Vegas is a longstanding partner with Caesars. “Programs that support community outreach, collaboration, more robust and positive engagement among Metro and communities of color are crucial to the viability of steadfast social and racial justice in our region,” said Eric Golebiewski, vice president of security operations for Caesars Entertainment.
The LVMPD Foundation helps fund hundreds of units, programs, and initiatives, including updating equipment and technology for the police department’s community safety and crime prevention efforts, advanced officer training, support for the families of fallen officers, and higher education scholarships for children of officers. For more information about the LVMPD Foundation and upcoming events, visit lvmpdfoundation.org or follow them on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.