Las Vegas Club Foundation


The Las Vegas Rotary Foundation, Inc. is the foundation of the Rotary Club of Las Vegas. The mission of the Foundation is to secure the resources necessary to support the Service Mission of the Rotary Club of Las Vegas: “Teaching Youth to Succeed through Literacy, Education, and Life Skills Development”.

The Foundation is a not-for-profit organization that is supported solely by voluntary contributions from members of the Rotary Club of Las Vegas and friends of the Foundation. They share the commitment to service that began in 1923 with the founding of the Rotary Club of Las Vegas – the first service club in Las Vegas.


The Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation and therefore accepts gifts that may be tax deductible. The Foundation is managed by a group of seven trustees who are all members of our club. Currently, the trustees allocate 3% of the principal for local charitable giving.

Since its inception on April 3, 1998, the Foundation has given over $300,000 dollars to support service projects of the Rotary Club of Las Vegas, including:

  • Santa Clothes
  • Breakfast with Books
  • Salvation Army
  • Junior Achievement
  • Bracken, Beckley, Hollingsworth & Long elementary schools

Supporting the Foundation

Contributions to the Las Vegas Rotary Foundation, Inc. may be tax-deductible within the limitations of the law and provide opportunities for both Rotarians and friends of the Foundation to support the service projects of the Rotary Club of Las Vegas. Individuals can support the Foundation through contributions of cash, securities, or property. All members are asked to participate and support the Foundation on an annual basis ensuring the continued growth of the principal amount.

Tiberti Fellowship

The Foundation takes pride in recognizing contributions of any size. Those who give $1,000 or more (or in whose name a donation of $1,000 or more is made) are acknowledged as J.A. Tiberti Fellows. Mr. Tiberti, a 60-year member of the Rotary Club of Las Vegas, was also recognized as one of the “founding builders” since his construction company was literally involved in building Las Vegas. Any club member who gives $100 will be recognized a “Tiberti Sustainer” and recognized quarterly in the Wheel and annually in the club roster. There will not be any pins or “ladders” (i.e. +1, +2) for Tiberti Fellows.

Las Vegas Rotary Club Foundation Board

  • William Stieren – President
  • James Kohl – Vice President
  • Kirk Alexander – President-Elect
  • Pete Samuolis – Secretary
  • Rosalee Hedrick – Treasurer
  • Gary Vause- Immediate Past President
  • Steve Casey – Senior Member
  • Randy Campanale – Senior Member
  • Paul Maffey – Senior Member
  • Sharon McNair – Senior Member
  • Lawrence Rouse – Senior Member
  • Thomas Thomas – Senior Member
  • Kirk Alexander – Trustee
  • Mike Ballard – Trustee
  • Brain Sorrentino – Trustee
  • Toni Kern – Trustee

The Las Vegas Rotary Foundation, Inc. (“LVRF”) is registered with the Nevada Secretary of State and qualified by the Internal Revenue Services as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization (EIN: 88-0403571). Established in 1998, LVRF supports the Las Vegas Rotary Club. Las Vegas Rotary’s mission is “teaching youth to succeed through literacy, education & life skills development.” Your charitable contribution to LVRF is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

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