Women’s Chamber ATHENA® Award Host Organization presents the 15th Annual ATHENA® International Awards and 6th Annual Women and Men in Entertainment and Media Legacy Awards.
Press Release Media Contact: Chamber 702.733.3955
“Achieving Your Dreams through Education” Fundraiser
Las Vegas, Nevada, October, 24, 2018 - The Women’s Chamber of Commerce of Nevada will celebrate the 15th Annual ATHENA® International Leadership Awards on December 7, 2018. The ceremony will be held at The Orleans Hotel & Casino starting with a VIP Champagne Reception sponsored by Laura and Kevin Fairchild, beginning at 11:15am. This year’s Silent Auction THEME is “SPORTS EXTRAVAGANZA” and there will be a Special Holiday Silent Auction Table. Master of Ceremony John Huck, Award Winning News Anchor with FOX5 News. Opening Performance will be announced at a later date.
The Athena® International Awards is the main fundraising event of the year. All net proceeds benefit “At Risk” female high school graduates with scholarships for higher education and postsecondary education through the WCCNV Legacy Foundation 501(c) (3) charity and our funds go through The Public Education Foundation.
2018 ATHENA® International Women’s Leadership Award Nominees are; Irene Bustamante Adams, Assembly Woman and Chief Strategy Officer for Workforce Connections, Jean Marie Munson is a Program Manager of the National Education for Women’s (NEW) Leadership Program at the Women’s Research Institute-UNLV, Kri Edholm, CEO and Founder of Leadership Excursion Company, Laura Fairchild, Community Relations for Storage West in all of Las Vegas, Merlelynn Harris, Clinical Director for Bridge Counseling Associates.
Minority Lifetime Achievement Award recipient: Hannah Brown, Community Activist and President Emerita of the Urban Chamber of Commerce. ATHENA® Organizational Leadership Award recipients: Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada and Women of Global Change, Las Vegas Chapter. ATHENA® Young Professional Leadership nominees: Allexandra Glassman, Compliance Officer & Realtor, Platinum Real Estate Professionals, Virginia Toalepai, Founder and CEO of World Wide Safety, Teneshia D. Spencer, CEO/Director of Pinnacle Primary Care & Wellness Center and Amanda Bolton, top Real Estate producer for Platinum Real Estate Professionals
Seventh Annual Legacy Entertainment and Media Award honorees are: Entertainer of the Year Pia Zadora Celebrity actor and Entertainer, Executive Producer of the Year: Danette Tull for Nevada Women's Film Festival, Performing Arts Award: The Las Vegas Philharmonic 20th Anniversary, Casino Entertainment Director of the Year: Daniel Bernbach, Vice President of Entertainment, MGM Resorts International, TV Media News Anchor Award recipient: Christine Maddela, FOX5 News. Print Media Award: Las Vegas Review Journal and On Air Radio Personality of the year: Scott Gentry, KJUL 104.7
For more information on sponsorships, tables, VIP seats, regular seats, advertising in the 15th ATHENA® International Awards Souvenir Program or your name on the Angel Donor page, call Barbara Wilson at 702.733.3955. To donate a Silent Auction item, call Chairpersons: Laura & Kevin Fairchild at 702.803.4493. Sponsorships, call Women’s Chamber at 702.733.3955. Sponsors so far: Silver Sponsor: MGM Resorts International, Scholarship Sponsor: Las Vegas Review Journal and VIP Champagne Reception & Silent Auction Sponsor, Laura & Kevin Fairchild. Online reservations are available at www.womenschamberofnevada.org