ANGEL AWARDS

ANGEL AWARDS 2021

Vegas Inc celebrated Las Vegas’ most charitable leaders and businesses at the 14th annual Angel Awards on Thursday, September 30, 2021 at the Westgate Resort. This year’s honorees were recognized for their monumental impact within Southern Nevada’s charitable landscape, including Serafin Calvo, Volunteer of the Year, Dr. Christina Vela, DDP, Humanitarian of the Year, and Diane Mifsud, Cultural Advocate of the Year. In addition, Las Vegas Rotary Foundation was honored as Foundation of the Year, Cleveland Clinic as Nonprofit of the Year, Grand Canyon Development Partners as Philanthropic Business of the Year (Private) and Nevada Gold Mines Operated by Barrick as Philanthropic Business of the Year (Public).

 

During the event, honorees and attendees enjoyed cocktails provided by Tito’s Handmade Vodka and feasted on light bites while socializing with Las Vegas’ most philanthropic leaders and businesses. Desert Cactus Booth’s photo booth allowed attendees to take memorable photos. Guests were also given the opportunity to connect with several local nonprofit organizations to learn how to take action within their community. The nonprofit organizations included of Heaven Can Wait Animal Society, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Las Vegas, HopeLink of Southern Nevada, and many more.

 

At the ceremony, Greenspun Media Group’s Special Publications Manager, Jennifer Inaba, hosted the awards program and presenting sponsors, City National Bank and Bailey Kennedy Attorneys at Law, gave congratulatory speeches. Inaba also led a moment of silence in honor of the Oct. 1st tragedy before concluding the program.

 

 

2021 WINNERS

 

 

INDIVIDUAL

 

Humanitarian of the Year

DR. CHRISTINA VELA, DPP

Chief Executive Officer, St. Jude’s Ranch for Children | stjudesranch.org

Honors someone devoted to the promotion of human welfare and is concerned with the overall interests and well-being of the local population

 

Volunteer of the Year

SERAFIN CALVO

Parking Services & Homeless Services Manager, City of North Las Vegas

Honors someone who dedicates their time and energy to assisting a local nonprofit organization

 

Cultural Advocate of the Year

DIANE MIFSUD

Director of Arts in Medicine, Cure 4 The Kids Foundation | cure4thekids.org

Honors someone devoted to the promotion of the arts, entertainment or cultural activities in Southern Nevada

 

 

COMPANY

 

Nonprofit of the Year:

CLEVELAND CLINIC NEVADA

ClevelandClinic.org/Nevada

Honors the work of a local nonprofit (as defined by the IRS) for its work in Southern Nevada

 

Philanthropic Business (PUBLIC) of the Year

NEVADA GOLD MINES OPERATED BY BARRICK

weareallnevadan.com

Honors the philanthropic efforts of a public company and its employees to improve life in Southern Nevada

 

Philanthropic Business (PRIVATE) of the Year

GRAND CANYON DEVELOPMENT PARTNERS

grandcanyoninc.com

Honors the philanthropic efforts of a privately owned company and its employees to improve life in Southern Nevada

 

Foundation of the Year:

LAS VEGAS ROTARY FOUNDATION

lasvegasrotary.com

Honors the work of a local foundation (as defined by the IRS) for its work in Southern Nevada

 

 

 

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