ZZZ - GMG - VEGAS INC 2011-2014

August 20, 2012

VEGAS INC Magazine - Latest Las Vegas business news, features and commentaries about gaming, tourism, real estate and more

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AUGUST 20, 2012 / YOUR BUSINESS-TO-BUSINESS WEEKLY SPECIAL FOCUS COUNTING EVERY PENNY AND DIME WITH DONATIONS DOWN, LOCAL CHARITIES FIND NEW WAYS TO RAISE MONEY as Vegas is known around the world as a place to splurge and spend big. ¶ Local res- idents, however, don't have the same reputation when it comes to charitable giving. ¶ Nevada ranks low nationally for philanthropy. Charitable donations plunged here in recent years, faster than in many other states. ¶ The state used to be a leader in giving, but the down economy forced many donors to tighten their wallets. L SEE DONATIONS PAGE 14 By Eli Segall staff writer WHY GIVING IS GOOD BUSINESS This month, VEGAS INC highlights philanthropy in the business community. ANSWER THE CALL: GUIDE PLUGS IDEAS FOR GIVING By Rob Langrell, special publications editor Businesses showcase philanthropy in different ways. Some choose volunteerism. Others host or participate in fundraisers. Many make direct monetary donations. No matter which way contributions they businesses' play important role in the community. Accompanying this week's edition of VEGAS INC is our annual Giving Guide. This is the fifth consecutive year we've produced it, and it is one of our most popular and used special publications. Companies look to it to find nonprofit groups that might be a good fit for help from employees. Teachers have used it in their classrooms for student projects. Undoubtedly, it has been used in other ways that we never hear about. In the Southern Giving Guide, Nevada INSIDE TODAY A NEW APPROACH | P. 6 With "too low" graduation rates, CCSD eyes a teacher pay-for-performance system CONTINUING EDUCATION | P. 20 Columnist Bruce Spotleson looks at the Lee Business School's EMBA program THE LIST | P. 22 Residential real estate brokerages ISTOCKPHOTO.COM Quality, Quick & Convenient Medical Care No appointments are needed and we accept most insurance plans. - General Urgent Care – Immunizations – Travel Vaccines - Pre-employment Drug Screenings – Shingles Vaccine CALL TO SET UP A FLU, PNEUMONIA AND B12 ON-SITE SHOT EVENT. 655 S. Green Valley Parkway, Ste 100 | Henderson, NV 89052 | Open 7 days a week 7am to 7pm | 702-431-7337 | www.doctorsexpresslasvegas.com you'll find businesses SEE ANGEL AWARDS, PAGE 17 give, an their

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