CIS of Nevada’s Today For Tomorrow Benefit Gala Returns to The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Nov. 4


Eat Your Heart Out: Communities In Schools of Nevada’s Foodie Favorite Benefit Gala Today For Tomorrow Returns to
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Nov. 4
Seventh Annual Gala Will Honor Governor Sandoval

(Pictured: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas’s Roster of Celebrity Chefs Pose on the 2016 Today for Tomorrow Red Carpet with Communities In Schools National Board Chair Elain Wynn)


Communities In Schools of Nevada (CIS of Nevada) will hold their highly anticipated, seventh annual fall benefit gala, Today For Tomorrow, on Saturday, Nov. 4, from 6 – 10 p.m. at the Belmont Ballroom inside The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.

The annual philanthropic foodie event, this year themed “Groovy Nights,” will once again feature a mouth-watering culinary lineup from The Cosmopolitan’s roster of award-winning celebrity chefs. In addition, a disco dance floor, seventies tribute band, entertainment from the cast of BAZ: Star Crossed Love, silent and live auctions, a live gaming area and much more will entertain all in attendance. Guests are strongly encouraged to dress in their grooviest duds and disco the night away.

Thirteen restaurants from The Cosmopolitan will delight palates with tapas-style delicacies that are small in portion but big in flavor, many served by the Executive Chefs themselves. Participating restaurants include: Beauty & Essex, Blue Ribbon, China Poblano, Estiatorio Milos, Holsteins, Jaleo, Momofuku, Milk Bar, Scarpetta, Rose. Rabbit. Lie, STK, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Pastry Shop, and Zuma. In addition, the best in mixology will be featured by the creative minds of The Chandelier and CliQue Bar & Lounge.

Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval will be honored for his continuous dedication toward advocating on behalf of Nevada’s most vulnerable student populations. Also in attendance will be Governor Sandoval’s former Chief of Strategy Officer and Nevada Superintendent, and current CEO of Communities in Schools National, Dale Erquiaga. Former Nevada Senator Harry Reid and his wife Landra are co-chairs of the event.

Tickets and lounge seating are available for purchase here and on the CIS of Nevada website. Ticket and seating options include:

Single Ticket: $350

VIP Ticket: $500

Lounge Seating for Ten: $3,500

VIP Lounge Seating for Ten: $5,000

Last year’s swanky 1920s-themed soiree was attended by more than 400 guests and allowed attendees to raise $300,000 for the local affiliate of the nation’s leading dropout prevention program. Live auction highlights included an eight-person in home-cooked dinner prepared by celebrity chefs Scott Conant of Scarpetta, and Chris Santos of Beauty and Essex; a fluffy eleven-week-old Maltipoo puppy; and a seven-day trip to Australia.

To meet its mission of surrounding at-risk students with a community of support, CIS of Nevada relies on its community partners, as well as grants and donations, to fund its proven system of integrated student support. CIS of Nevada’s goal is to remove all non-academic barriers to education, giving students every opportunity to succeed in school and achieve in life.

For more information on CIS of Nevada, please visit

About CIS Nevada
Communities In Schools of Nevada is the local affiliate of the nation’s largest and most effective organization dedicated to keeping kids in school and helping them succeed in life. Working with both schools and the surrounding community, Communities In Schools of Nevada does whatever it takes to help kids stay in school and succeed in life. Based directly inside schools, Communities In Schools of Nevada connects students and their families to basic and critical educational and community-based resources, tailored to each student’s specific needs.

Operating in 59 school sites in Southern Nevada, Western Nevada and Northeastern Nevada, Communities In Schools of Nevada serves over 58,000 students. Nationally, Communities In Schools provides services in more than 2,200 schools in 26 states and the District of Columbia, serving 1.3 million young people and their families every year. As the nation’s leading dropout prevention organization, Communities In Schools is the only program proven to both decrease dropout rates and increase graduation rates. For more information, please see our website

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About The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is a luxury resort and casino offering a decidedly different perspective from its commitment to integrating art into every experience to a world-renowned Restaurant Collection and distinct entertainment venues. Located in the heart of The Strip, its unique vertical multi-tower design offers spectacular views of the vibrant city. The 3,026-room resort features oversized residential-style living spaces with expansive, one-of-a-kind private terraces.

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CIS of Nevada's Today For Tomorrow Benefit Gala Returns to The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Nov. 4
CIS of Nevada's Today For Tomorrow Benefit Gala Returns to The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Nov. 4