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    One for the Children

    John Walsh of America’s Most Wanted once again spoke at Canon USA’s annual reception, outlining the work of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. The party, a preface to the Canon’s Celebrity Golf Tournament to benefit the NCMEC, was held Jan. 7 at Bellagio. The fundraiser assists Canon’s efforts to provide NCMEC and law enforcement agencies with equipment to combat the exploitation of children.

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    Gavel to Gavel

    Marking the start of 2011 with a special New Year’s Day reception were newly elected District Court Judge Nancy Allf and husband Dave Thomas. Gathering close friends, legal colleagues, family and fellow “new” Judges Gloria Sturman and Susan Scann, the party featured swearing-in ceremonies for the three judges. The event also marked the 12th wedding anniversary of Allf and Thomas and was held at their home in Summerlin. A champagne and wine luncheon followed the formalities.

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    Good Luck Party

    Political strategist Gary Gray and his wife, Clark County Commissioner Chris Giunchigliani, opened their central Las Vegas home to friends for their annual New Year’s Day gathering. Serving a menu of traditional holiday favorites, the buffet also provided several variations of black-eyed peas to ensure prosperity for the year ahead. The couple’s home, a mid-century modern gem, was rehabbed by Gray several years ago with an eye to such large parties.

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    Interactive Party

    The Las Vegas Interactive Marketing Association hosted the Digital Media Awards on Dec. 9. The awards banquet at the Bali Hai Golf Club’s restaurant, Cili, was hosted by LVIMA chairman and co-founder Shawn Rorick. Winners included Aria for company website, The Mirage for Facebook page and Blue Man Group for interactive advertisement. Proceeds of a silent auction benefited the local charity Through the Eyes of a Child.

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    ‘A Not So Silent Night’

    WENDOH Media’s holiday party once again lived up to its billing, this time at Nove Italiano restaurant in the Palms’ Fantasy Tower. Fueled by sponsors Patrón, Stoli, Red Bull, Tuaca and Rock Saké, the fifth annual bash featured music by Scottsdale, Ariz.’s DJR, and a one-night-only art gallery by M Modern and a mini car show by Audi of Henderson.

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    Women of the World

    Dema Guinn, former first lady of Nevada, was honored Dec. 11 at the third annual Women of the World gala at Mandarin Oriental benefiting the Shade Tree Shelter. Marlene Richter, executive director of the Shade Tree, said, “Honoring Dema Guinn at this year’s Women of the World gala is long overdue. She is the epitome of this gala’s theme, giving of her time and money to provide help to countless women and children who would otherwise have nowhere else to go.” The evening’s theme was “global celebration, local dedication.”

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    Food, Wine, Charity

    More than 60 guests helped make Christmas merrier for kids when wine expert and chef Les Kincaid held his annual Toys for Tots event on Nov. 29. Hosted by Brio Tuscan Grille in Town Square, this broadcast of Kincaid’s weekly syndicated radio program, Les’ Wines & Vines, combined charity with fine wine and food. Guests donated toys and enjoyed the pairing of three of the restaurant’s signature dishes with a selection of wines from Beringer Winery.

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    Honored to Be Here

    Six honorees were recognized at the Nov. 18 Philanthropy Awards luncheon, presented by the Association of Fundraising Professionals of Las Vegas. Recognized were Dr. Randal Peoples of the St. Rose Health Foundation, Anna Robins of Keep Memory Alive, Dr. Jonathan Bernstein of Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases, Dr. John Gallagher of Gallagher & Associates, Eagle Scout Christopher Glaser for his efforts on behalf of Operation School Bell and the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Southern Nevada chapter.

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    A Brainy Gathering

    Champagne flowed at the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health when pop artist James Rosenquist’s Cervello Spazio Cosmico was unveiled on Nov. 20. Translated as “brain space,” the soaring piece was commissioned by casino mogul Steve Wynn and will be on permanent display at the Keep Memory Alive Events Center. Larry Ruvo, chairman and founder of Keep Memory Alive, the fundraising arm of the Center, invited 100 of his most significant donors to the unveiling and the dinner that followed. (He is pictured at top left with Rosenquist and Wynn.)

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    Hot Competition

    The Tower Climb Benefit, a combined effort on Nov. 13 by firefighters from Clark County, North Las Vegas, Nellis Air Force Base, Henderson and Las Vegas, was a rousing success. With nearly 150 firefighters and emergency personnel participating, the fundraiser on behalf of the Firefighters of Southern Nevada Burn Foundation was a friendly competition between local agencies. Each participant climbed the 108-floor, 1,455-step tower in the competition sponsored and hosted by the Stratosphere hotel-casino.

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    Sleep Tight

    The Women’s Club of Summerlin recently rallied members and friends to present a remarkable afternoon of charitable giving. The annual Eat, Drink and Make a Difference luncheon at the JW Marriott was one of the largest and most successful fundraisers of the season, drawing together members of the Summerlin community as well as those who support their efforts. This year’s beneficiary was Baby’s Bounty, a nonprofit organization with a mission to provide safe sleep environments for infants.

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    Housewarming Party

    Bruce and Barbara Lee Woollen were gracious hosts for Habitat for Humanity supporters on Nov. 4, giving over use of their home in Anthem for the charity’s ninth annual “Home for the Holidays” gathering. The Woollens worked with board chairman Todd Nigro, Habitat president Guy Amato and donors to provide an art-influenced auction of exquisite pieces. Money raised will be used to support the construction of new homes for deserving families in Southern Nevada.

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    Over the Top

    Hailed as the biggest Halloween costume party of the year, the Beaux Arts Ball drew a crowd of more than 1,100 to Studio 54 inside the MGM Grand. Known for its over-the-top attitude and spectacular entertainment, the late-night affair began at 10 p.m. and continued into to the wee hours (4:30 a.m.). The fundraiser on behalf of Golden Rainbow has become a showcase for original production pieces created for the night by Strip choreographers and entertainers. The event raised more than $28,000.

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    Signature Evening

    Signature Chefs celebrated its 13th anniversary recently as the primary fundraiser on behalf of the local March of Dimes. Hosted by the Palms in its upstairs ballroom, the dinner event was notable for the caliber of participating chefs and restaurants, among them Geno Bernardo of Nove Italiano, Arnauld Briand of Ventano, Barry Dakake of N9NE Steakhouse, Megan Romano of Aureole and Luciano Pellegrini of Valentino, to name just a few.

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    Good Food, Cause

    Dish Las Vegas, a fundraising event for Three Square food bank and a treat for foodies of every description, was held recently in the pool and bungalows at the Palms hotel-casino. Guests set their own pace at serving stations where chefs from restaurants including Alize, The Capital Grille, Bradley Ogden, Vintner Grill and N9NE Steakhouse provided examples of their menu favorites. Barefoot Wine & Bubbly, New Amsterdam Gin, Stella Artois and Bacardi were among the providers of the cocktails.

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