Grant a Gift Autism Foundation Announces Celebrity Host and Entertainment Lineup for Denim & Diamonds Gala

 

Grant a Gift Autism Foundation Announces Celebrity Host and Entertainment Lineup for Denim & Diamonds Gala, Oct. 18

 

Grant a Gift Autism Foundation is excited to announce that celebrity comedian Jeff Civillico will host the 10th annual Denim & Diamonds Gala on Friday, Oct. 18. A headliner with Caesars Entertainment for over seven years, Jeff Civillico is bringing his big personality from The Paris Hotel & Casino to the Las Vegas Ballpark field to host the glittering soiree. The Grant a Gift Autism Foundation’s cause is near and dear to Civillico’s heart as he is the Founder and Chairman of Win-Win Entertainment, a 501c3 national nonprofit that creates opportunities for professional performers to share their time and talent with children in need.

 

“Grant a Gift Autism Foundation’s mission is one I feel passionately about,” says Civillico. “I am excited and honored to host their Denim & Diamonds gala and am looking forward to helping the foundation raise the funds they need to continue to make a difference in the Las Vegas community.”

 

Joining in on the festivities is a comedy troupe whose successful sketches led them to be featured on their very on HBO series. The comedic group is set to join Civillico on the Las Vegas Ballpark field to bring the laughs while supporting a cause they feel passionately about.

 

Kicking off with a silent auction at 6 p.m., guests are invited to sip on three different specialty cocktails presented by Subway, each featured at the first, second and third base bars. Following the silent auction, Civillico will take the stage to host a riveting live auction featuring exciting packages including a six month private jet package courtesy of Cirrus Aviation, a trip to the Amalfi Coast and the chance to take home a golden doodle. A mouthwatering culinary lineup will then take center stage, pairing well with the comedic troop’s hilarious sketches. The sparkling evening will come to a bright close with a surprise pyrotechnic finale and gift bags for all attendee’s courtesy of Michel E. Minden Diamond Jewelers. Guests are invited to keep the party going at the Las Vegas Ballpark’s “Playstudios” for a lively after party inclusive of dynamic music, an energetic dance floor and craft cocktails.

 

Tickets, tables and sponsorships for the 10th annual Denim & Diamonds Gala can be purchased online at http://bit.ly/2ZkprmC.

 

About Grant a Gift Autism Foundation

The mission of Grant a Gift Autism Foundation (GGAF) is to help children, young adults and their families master autism by providing assessment and treatment funding; combined with support services, vocational training and transition planning.

We provide family-centered care through one or more of our programs and services and help prepare individuals with autism to live as independent adults with functioning roles in our community.

We act as a community safety net by filling in treatment and funding gaps not covered by state and federal resources or insurance. Our organization achieves this by collaborating with other organizations, state agencies, or providers to give children with Autism Spectrum Disorder growing up in Nevada a better quality of life and future as they transition into adults.

Grant a Gift Autism Foundation Joined Vegas Golden Knights for Autism Awareness Night on 4/1

Yesterday, April 1, marked the first day of Autism Awareness Month. To help the more than 8,500 children and families in Nevada living with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), local nonprofit Grant a Gift Autism Foundation partnered with the Vegas Golden Knights for Autism Awareness Night. Leo (17), a Grant a Gift Autism Foundation client, and Roberto, a therapist with UNLV Medicine Ackerman Autism Center, participated in the ceremonial puck drop. Nonprofit representatives and children also welcomed players back onto the ice from intermission with a rally raid siren during the game.
puck drop, courtesy of the Vegas Golden Knights. Pictured from left to right: Connor McDavid (Edmonton Oilers), Leo (Grant a Gift Autism Foundation client), Roberto (UNLV Medicine Ackerman Autism Center therapist) and Reilly Smith (Vegas Golden Knights).
In addition, Grant a Gift Autism Foundation joined forces with local groups to turn Las Vegas blue at sundown in support of Light it Up Blue, which encourages landmarks, buildings, homes and businesses to go blue in recognition of people living with autism. Participants included T-Mobile Arena, The Cromwell Las Vegas, The High Roller and fountain in The LINQ Promenade, The Venetian Resort Las Vegas and Capital One (on Town Center and Summerlin Pkwy).

Las Vegans interested in supporting Grant a Gift Autism Foundation are encouraged to participate in the 10th Annual Race for Hope, presented by Subway, on Saturday, April 27. For more information about Grant a Gift Autism Foundation and upcoming events, visit www.grantagiftautismfoundation.org.

Specialized License Plates to Benefit Grant a Gift Autism Foundation Available through Feb. 11

Specialized License Plates to Benefit Grant a Gift Autism Foundation Available through Feb. 11

WHAT/WHEN:   
Nevadans have the opportunity to increase autism awareness and support children, young adults and families living with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), by purchasing specialized license plates that benefit Grant a Gift Autism Foundation through Feb. 11.

For a donation of $200 (and DMV fees of approximately $68), community members will have access to the first 100 Grant a Gift Autism Foundation charity license plates. All proceeds from the license plates will provide treatment, services, programs and support to those living with autism and their families.

After Feb. 11, remaining Grant a Gift Autism Foundation license plates will be available for sale with regular DMV fees.

WHERE:     

For more information or to purchase a plate, visit www.grantagiftfoundation.org/license/.

Those who purchase plates will receive a follow-up email with details on how to pick up their plate. For more information, please email cvieira@GRANTAGIFTAUTISMFOUNDATION.ORG or call 702.463.5394.

Lev Restaurant Group Brands Supporting Autism Programs in June

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Lev Restaurant Group Brands Supporting Autism Programs in June

Three Week Fundraising Effort Supports Grant a Gift Autism Foundation of Henderson

 

 

During the month of June, the Lev Restaurant Group will be helping raise funds for programs assisting those with autism, which affects one in every 68 children in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

The locally owned and operated Lev Restaurant Group will involve all its restaurant brands by donating a percentage from the sale of specific menu items between Monday, June 9 and Monday, June 30, 2014 to the Grant a Gift Autism Foundation.

Lev Restaurant Group (LRG) is the exclusive Las Vegas-based developer of The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® Las Vegas locations. The company is also the exclusive operator of all Jamba Juice Las Vegas locations. Additionally, LRG owns and operates its proprietary brands that include i♥︎burgers at Town Square and inside the Palazzo, Daily Kitchen & Wellness Bar near 215 & Town Center and Lobster ME in the Venetian’s Grand Canal Shoppes and in Planet Hollywood’s Miracle Mile Shops.

  • The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® Las Vegas – donating 10% of net sales from the sale of Mud Pie and Caramel Brownie Ice Blended® drinks made June 9 through June 30, 2014. www.coffeebeanlv.com
  • Jamba Juice® Las Vegas – donating 10% of net proceeds from the sale of fruit and veggie smoothies made June 9 through June 30, 2014. www.jambalv.com
  • i♥︎burgers – donating a percentage of net sales from all burger purchases made June 9 through June 30, 2014. www.iloveburgers.com
  • Daily Kitchen & Wellness Bar – donating a percentage of net sales from all entrée purchases made June 9 through June 30, 2014. www.dkeatery.com
  • Lobster ME – donating a percentage of net sales from all lobster roll purchases made June 9 through June 30, 2014. www.lobsterme.com 

“Lev Restaurant Group is particularly aware of those with intellectual and developmental disabilities and we understand the importance of giving back to the community in which we live and work,” said Marisa Endy-Vanchieri, Director of Marketing and Community Relations. “The Lev Restaurant Group is named for Levin, our founder’s son, who was diagnosed with Down Syndrome. We are fully cognizant of the need for services for those with intellectual disabilities and these fundraisers help achieve that,” she said.

The Grant a Gift Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, was founded in 2009 out of the struggle encountered by a young mother whose son, Grant, was diagnosed with autism. The charity helps those up to 18 years of age on the autism spectrum and their families by addressing gaps in services. It offers diagnostic, treatment and support services, as well as quality-of-life programs that help to prepare those on the spectrum to live as independent adults and have a functioning role in our communities.

“We are so grateful for Lev Restaurant Group!” said Lynda Tache, Founder and Executive Director of the Grant a Gift Autism Foundation. “Because of their ongoing support and involvement with our organization and TeenWorks Vocational program, we have changed the lives of hundreds of children and families living with autism and other neurodevelopmental disabilities. We could not do what we do without great community partners like them,” she added.

 

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About Lev Restaurant Group
Lev Restaurant Group was founded in 2002 and oversees the operations and development of food and beverage concepts primarily in the fast casual space. The company owns and operates several original concept brands including, Lobster ME, i♥burgers, and the Daily Kitchen & Wellness Bar. LEV is also the exclusive area developer for The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® in Southern Nevada and Jamba Juice® in Las Vegas and specific markets in Southern California. LEV currently operates approximately 40 units in Nevada and California and will soon be expanding its operations nationwide. Lev is committed to various local and national charities with a focus on helping children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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