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Las Vegas Nonprofits Honored at Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino Westgate Resorts Foundation 2019 Grantee Luncheon

Feb 11, 2019

LAS VEGAS – February 11, 2019 – The iconic Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino hosted a special luncheon at the award-winning Edge Steakhouse to announce the local Las Vegas 2019 Westgate Resorts Foundation grant recipients. For the third year in a row, the Foundation invested more than $1 million in nonprofits that are building Strong Families and a Strong Workforce in each of its resort communities. Today’s luncheon honored the three local nonprofits serving Las Vegas that were selected. This year those include HELP of Southern Nevada, Three Square and The Shade Tree.

Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino President & General Manager Cami Christensen hosted the luncheon and presented a check to each of this year’s grantees. Ms. Christensen said that “Westgate Las Vegas is privileged and proud to celebrate three recipients that are right here in Las Vegas.” She introduced representatives from this year’s grantees and each spoke of their organizations and how they will put their grant to work in the community.

HELP of Southern Nevada was chosen in the Youth & Family Homelessness category for their Shannon West Homeless Youth Center.

Three Square was chosen in the Education category for their Back Pack For Kids Program.

The Shade Tree was chosen in the Domestic Violence category for Emergency Shelter Program.

Christensen closed the luncheon by thanking each of the nonprofits for the work that they do. She said that,“each of your organizations and each of you are making a difference. On behalf of the Westgate Las Vegas and the Westgate Resorts Foundation we thank you for all you do and look forward to continuing to support your efforts.”

The Westgate Resorts Foundation is committed to supporting nonprofits that are working to build Strong Families and a Strong Workforce in each of its resort communities. Organizations are invited each year to apply in the areas of homelessness, domestic violence and education.


Westgate Resorts is the largest privately held timeshare company in the world and one of the largest resort developers in the United States. Founded in 1982 by David Siegel, the company is headquartered in Orlando with 27 themed destination resorts nationwide, featuring more than 14,500 luxury villas and hotel rooms in popular vacation destinations.


When it comes to hotels in Las Vegas, Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino endures as a legendary world-class destination, offering a unique blend of amenities and excitement with all your favorite table games, hottest slots on the market, incredible restaurants, endless entertainment, more than 225,000 square feet of meeting space and the world's largest Race & Sports SuperBook®, which is home to Nevada’s largest wagering system and more than 4,500 square feet of state-of-the-art HD video screens, in a comfortable, smoke-free environment. Westgate Las Vegas provides a range of culinary adventures with the premier selection of restaurants Las Vegas has to offer, including the world-famous Benihana, the award-winning Edge Steakhouse and the newest addition Fresco Italiano.

The home of legendary performer Barry Manilow, the property features entertainment options in the International Theater and the Westgate Cabaret and has recently undergone a more than $150 million renovation, that has encompassed every square inch of the property, including the addition of 300 timeshare villas, the all-new International Bar, a fully renovated pool deck, 1,200 remodeled Signature Rooms and the luxurious Serenity Spa, which was recently awarded the 2017 Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Award. For more information or to book accommodations in Las Vegas, call toll free at (800) 732-7117 or log on to