UNLV Welcomes $14 Million Gift From Nonprofit
August 26, 2009, Las Vegas Sun — The auditorium at UNLV’s Tam Alumni Center was standing-room only Wednesday morning with philanthropists, college administrators and deans, heads of nonprofit organizations and politicians.
“You’re seeing the who’s who of Las Vegas,” said Fred Cover, a member of the United Way executive board.
The biggest name not in the room, however, was the reason they all turned out. MGM Mirage Chairman Kirk Kerkorian through his Lincy Foundation was giving $14 million to establish a new institute at the university. The Sun reported the gift in its Wednesday edition.
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