The Dr. Miriam & Sheldon G. Adelson Educational Campus to Honor Professor Alan Dershowitz at 7th Annual Pursuit of Excellence Gala
 
Dershowitz will be recognized on Sunday, Nov. 13 at The Venetian Las Vegas


The Dr. Miriam & Sheldon G. Adelson Educational Campus will honor Professor Alan Dershowitz at the 7th Annual Pursuit of Excellence Gala on Sunday, Nov. 13 at The Venetian Las Vegas.
 
Professor Alan Dershowitz will be awarded the Pursuit of Excellence Award for his longstanding defense to civil and individual rights. Dershowitz, a Harvard Law School professor has written more than 27 non-fiction works and two novels. He has been the advisor to presidents, United Nations officials, prime ministers, governors, senators, and members of congress.  He is credited as one of Israel’s most ardent legal defenders.
 
“As a powerful advocate of civil and individual rights, we are pleased to award Professor Alan Dershowitz with the Pursuit of Excellence Award,” said Paul Schiffman, head of school at Adelson Educational Campus. “Dershowitz has dedicated his life to advocating and defending others and there is no one more deserving of this prestigious honor.”
 
Previous Pursuit of Excellence recipients include: Dr. Miriam and Sheldon G. Adelson, Toni and Victor Chaltiel, Milton I. Schwartz, Beverly and Jim Rogers, Faye and Dr. Leon Steinberg, Sandy and Paul Schiffman and Natan Sharansky.
 
The 7th Annual Pursuit of Excellence Gala is a community event and tickets are $250 per person.  Corporate sponsorships, tables and individual tickets are also still available.  It is the campus’ mission to never turn a student away due to financial hardship. All proceeds from this event will benefit the school’s scholarship program to provide funds for students in need.  To reserve a seat, make a donation or for more information, visit http://www.adelsoncampus.org/ <http://www.adelsoncampus.org/> or contact Davida Sims, director of development at (702) 515-8203.
 
A silent auction and cocktail reception will start the night followed by a gourmet dinner program and dancing.  Black tie attire is encouraged.
 
About The Dr. Miriam & Sheldon G. Adelson Educational Campus
The mission of The Dr. Miriam and Sheldon G. Adelson Educational Campus is to instruct and inspire new generations of students who will draw strength from a rich Jewish heritage, use their knowledge, values and vision to fulfill their own potential, and build a better world. Adelson Educational Campus was originally founded in 1980 and now educates children from 18 months through 12th grade. Adelson Educational Campus accepts students of all faiths and affiliations and offers a drug-free commitment to its students and faculty.  Adelson Educational Campus is located at 9700 West Hillpointe Road in Summerlin. For more information please call (702) 255-4500 or visit www.adelsoncampus.org or Facebook/Adelson Campus