Best Philanthropic Leader

Brian Burton

brian_burton_no_credit_WEB“In Southern Nevada, one in six individuals face food insecurity on a daily basis—that’s more than 340,000 people.” Those are the words of Burton, president and CEO of Three Square, our city’s leading food bank. The job is as challenging as it is admirable, but Burton has found that extra hands can lighten the load. “Southern Nevada is a small community, and collaboration is key,” he says. The fundraisers are varied (a “nerd” party at Brooklyn Bowl one night, an elegant sit-down dinner at The Smith Center the next), and community partners come in all forms, from six-figure corporate donations to teenage volunteers who help to box meals for needy kids and seniors. ThreeSquare.org.

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