This artist’s piece (being shown on stage behind her) kicked off the auction, which ended up raising one million dollars for scholarships. Did you know that more than 300 developmentally & physically disabled people are waiting to get into Opportunity Village’s programs for want of funds? This fundraiser took a good bit out of that problem.Linda Smith – Chief Development Officer, Foundation Associate Director, and champion of the developmentally disabled. Las Vegas author Jack Sheehan
Professional Auctioneer got things humming.
“The Living Vine” stalked the crowd.
The space and all at The Venetian was donated by The Sands Corporation. Thank you Sheldon Adelson!Some of the OVIPs who work in the food industry courtesy of their training and support from OV. This group of young executives and entrepreneurs recently formed to support OV. This is their first group photo!Illusionist Seth Grabel and his lovely wife Tammy Shaw Grabel (publisher of Las Vegas Woman Magazine) were there. Seth knows how to make an entrance! This guy in the middle has just been hired by Trader Joe’s from OV’s jobs placement program. The guy on the left is Las Vegas author Jack Sheehan. He was kind enough to MC the event. This generous couple paid a handsome sum for this beautiful piece – the first of the night to be auctioned.