The Rogers Foundation Offering $300,000 in New Grants // Applications Open Today through March 27



Application Period Open January 18 – March 25, 2016

Southern Nevada’s premier champion of arts and education, The Rogers Foundation, is now accepting applications for $300,000 in new grants. The three grants – each for $100,000 – will be open for submissions until March 25. Applicants can apply directly via The Rogers Foundation’s website at

The Rogers Foundation designed each grant to uplift Clark County School District (CCSD) children in three distinct areas, naming them Gift of Imagination, Gift of Knowledge and Gift of Assurance. Local CCSD institutions may individually apply for the grants, however any non-CCSD applicants must partner with a CCSD school to be considered. Recipients will be announced at the end of May.

“We encourage schools, teachers, nonprofits and community groups in Southern Nevada to explore our grants and submit their most impactful ideas,” said Beverly Rogers, Chairman of the Board for The Rogers Foundation. “My late husband Jim Rogers had a vision of strengthening and empowering Southern Nevada through arts and education, and we are seeking applicants who share that same devotion.”

On Feb. 8, GrantWell – a UNLV-based administrator of The Rogers Foundation’s grants – will begin hosting online grant writing workshops, which applicants can utilize 24/7 at their own convenience. GrantWell will also conduct in-person seminars, with dates forthcoming.

In addition to the grants, The Rogers Foundation is currently accepting applications for college scholarships, available to local high school seniors. Those interested in scholarship opportunities are urged to apply as soon as possible to meet the Feb. 1 deadline. A total of 11 Rogers Achievers Scholaships will be given away, ranging from $5,000 to $100,000, and the money is valid toward educational costs at any college or university in the United States. Additionally, The Rogers Foundation is giving out 15 full ride scholarships to Kentucky Wesleyan College, an institution many of Jim Rogers’ family members attended which also features one of the top arts programs in the area.

To learn more about the grants, scholarships and other endeavors of The Rogers Foundation, visit


The Rogers Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Las Vegas, Nevada. Founded in 2013 by James E. and Beverly Rogers, The Rogers Foundation awards scholarships to individual students in Southern Nevada and grants to educational institutions, artists and organizations that support the arts in Southern Nevada. For more information, visit

Terry Fator Launches ‘The Clinton Detweiler Scholarship presented by Terry Fator and Taylor Makakoa’

Terry Fator

Terry Fator Launches ‘The Clinton Detweiler Scholarship presented by Terry Fator and Taylor Makakoa’

Singer, Comedian and Celebrity Impressionist Gives Back to the Ventriloquist Community; Awards Three Prize Packages to Vent Haven Convention in Cincinnati

The Mirage Hotel & Casino headliner Terry Fator would like to pay it forward to fellow ventriloquist enthusiasts with the announcement of “The Clinton Detweiler Scholarship” presented by he and his wife, Taylor Makakoa.

“Taylor and I created this scholarship to afford opportunities to those who otherwise may not have them,” said Fator. “I know firsthand the countless hours and endless effort that goes into ventriloquism and puppeteering. I want to reward those performers for their dedication and passion to their craft.”

Three Clinton Detweiler Scholarship packages will be awarded—two for performers 17 years of age and under and one going to a performer 18 years of age and up. Included in the scholarship packages is entry to the 2013 Vent Haven Convention (provided by Vent Haven) which takes place July 17 – 20 at the Cincinnati Airport Marriott. The scholarship package also includes:

– $2,000 in trip expenses for winner and a guest/chaperone, provided by Terry Fator and Taylor Makakoa.

– A $350 credit towards an Axtell Expressions puppet provided by Steve Axtell.

– Enrollment fees for nine ventriloquism courses at provided by Tom Crowl.

To qualify for a Clinton Detweiler Scholarship, contestants must submit a two-minute video showcasing their ventriloquist talents to Submissions are due Friday, May 31. A panel of judges will select 10 finalists and announce the three scholarship winners Monday, June 10.

The scholarship’s namesake is dedicated to the late Clinton Detweiler, the former President of the North American Association of Ventriloquists. Detweiler was a major influence in the ventriloquist community and served as friend and mentor to many, including Fator.

Fator currently performs in Terry Fator: The Voice of Entertainment at The Mirage Monday through Friday at 7:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the Terry Fator Box Office, online at Mirage Entertainment and and by phone at 702-792-7777 or 800-963-9634.

About Terry Fator
As a successful headliner on the Las Vegas Strip, Terry Fator captures the hearts and funny bones of audiences from around the world with Terry Fator: The Voice of Entertainment live at The Mirage. In 2013, Terry Fator was named the “Best Show,” “Best All-Around Performer,” “Best Impersonator” and “Best Overall Show” in the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s prestigious “Best of Las Vegas” poll. Backed by a live band, Fator wows audiences nightly with singing, comedy and unparalled celebrity impressions. The “America’s Got Talent” winner brings to life a hilarious range of characters including Winston, the impersonating turtle, Emma Taylor, the little girl with the big voice and lounge singer Monty Carlo. With comedic banter and amazing vocal impressions of musical superstars such as Garth Brooks, Dean Martin, Aretha Franklin, Lady Gaga and more, Terry Fator: The Voice of Entertainment is a one-of-a-kind experience, only at The Mirage.



Epicurean Charitable Foundation Las Vegas (ECFLV) is continuing to accept donations of new and gently used laptops and new professional business attire for students the entire month of August before the 2011 fall semester begins.

While ECFLV offers financial assistance through scholarships, many of these students do not have the resources to purchase laptops and other necessities, such as appropriate attire for professional networking functions.

“The majority of students within our scholarship program do not have their own computer, or even professional attire to wear to a job interview,” said Kevin Dimond, president of the Epicurean Charitable Foundation. “While our program provides funding for tuition, books and fees; there is still much more that our students need to be successful. Plus, this is an opportunity for our community to come together to help benefit the education of these bright, young students.

Sting Systems, a local leading provider of advanced security and monitoring systems, is donating services to repair and uncover any operating system issues, remove viruses and spyware, and optimize all student laptops for improved performance.

ECFLV will collect laptops and new professional business attire donations for the month of July at the following locations in the Las Vegas Valley. Any remaining clothing and laptops will be re-donated to other children’s and educational foundations by the Epicurean Charitable Foundation.

Epicurean Charitable Foundation (central):
6765 S. Eastern Ave.
Suite 1
Las Vegas, NV 89119
Phone: (702) 932-5098

Wicked Creative (west):
6149 South Rainbow Blvd.
Las Vegas, Nev. 89118
Phone: (702) 868-4545

Sting Systems (Henderson):
5 Longevity Drive
Henderson, NV 89014
Phone: (866) 847-8464

Comprised of more than 40 of Las Vegas’ top food and beverage executives, the Epicurean Charitable Foundation not only awards students with scholarship funds to attend any four-year accredited university of their choice, it also provides mentorship throughout each student’s college career and helps to place the students in internships and jobs.  2011 marks the tenth year of the Epicurean Charitable Foundation and in its tenure the foundation has provided nearly one million dollars to local scholars and also more than one million dollars in charitable community grants to such organizations as Make-A-Wish Foundation, Lied Discovery Children’s Museum, UNLV Rebel Athletic Foundation, Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health and the Nevada Cancer Institute.  The Epicurean Charitable Foundation Las Vegas can be reached 702-932-5098 or by visiting Become a friend on Facebook: or follow ECFLV on Twitter:



Save the ta-tas Teams Up with the World Famous Laugh Factory for the Second Annual “Ha Has for ta-tas” Charity Event Wednesday June 15

Save the ta-tasâ Teams Up with the World Famous Laugh Factory for the Second Annual
“Ha Has for ta-tas” Charity Event
Wednesday June 15
– A Full Night of Comedy with 100% of the Proceeds Funding the Fight against Cancer –

Save the ta-tasâ and the world-famous Laugh Factory (located at 8001 West Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles) have teamed up for one fabulous night of comedy called “Ha Has for ta-tas,” that will take place on Wednesday, June 15 at 8pm in Hollywood. Tickets are on sale now and 100% of proceeds will benefit The Save the Ta-tas Foundationâ that supports the fight against breast cancer by funding programs such as independent cancer research and a college scholarship program.

Included in the event will be a full comedy lineup featuring Kevin Farley, Chris D’Elia, Dov Davidoff, Tiffany Haddish, Steve Simeone and Jen Kirkman. ta-tas® Brand merchandise will be available for sale onsite as well as a silent auction/ raffle that consists of merchandise donated from some of Los Angeles’s most recognized businesses, restaurants, amusement parks, spas and gyms.

Straight from the heart of Las Vegas to the Sunset Strip the cast of FANTASY will hit the stage with an intermission performance. Featuring bombshell vocalist, Lorena Peril, comedian, Sean E. Cooper, and gorgeous dancers from the Luxor Las Vegas, the cast of FANTASY will bring both sex appeal and comic relief to Ha-Has for ta-tas.

General admission tickets are available for $20 per ticket and VIP seating for $40 per ticket at
VIP admission includes early entrance to venue, access to balcony seating, a private bar and catered food donated by Always Cookin’ catering company (

“At Save the Ta-tasâ, we truly believe that laughter heals,” said Fikse. “What better way to get laughing than with an all-star line-up at the world famous
Laugh Factory to benefit the fight against cancer.”

ta-tas® Brand (est. 2004) and The Save the Ta-tas® Foundation (est. 2008) were created by fashion designer, Julia Fikse, as a way to fight breast cancer using laughter and fun. Formerly a designer for Jessica McClintock, Levi and Adidas, Julia started Save the ta-tas® as the perfect combination of fashion design and supporting a cause. ta-tas® Brand has donated 50% of their profits to the cause over the last six years and to date, has donated $650,000+ to fund the fight against cancer.

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About Save the ta-tasâ
Founded by Julia Fikse in 2008, Save the Ta-tas® Foundation is a private, non-profit, 501(c)3 organization that is dedicated to battling cancer at every stage by supporting break-through breast cancer research. The Save the ta-tas® commitment is to help create a world without cancer through the sales of ta-tas® Brand. The primary focus of The Save the Ta-tas Foundation® is to support independent cancer research. Currently the foundation supports three independent cancer researchers through a partnership with The Concern Foundation. The Concern Foundation discovers new scientific talent and funds breakthrough research with the help of organizations like ours. For every $50,000 we raise, The Concern Foundation matches this donation to support the salary of one researcher.

The ta-tas® brand portfolio includes a collection of womens and mens premium shirts, as well as the original save the ta-tas line of clothing and accessories. Ta-tas® Brand is proud to donate five percent of all gross sales to their foundation for breast cancer research. To date, more than $650,000 has been donated to fight breast cancer. For more information, please visit

Celebrating its 11th successful year on the Strip, FANTASY has shaped itself into one of Las Vegas’ leading shows. Dynamic lead singer Lorena Peril adds an exciting and unforgettable element with her amazing powerhouse vocals as she takes center-stage alongside a talented cast of beautiful dancers. Great for singles and couples alike, the production showcases 17 high-energy numbers set to a variety of today’s top music genres. While the gorgeous dancers lure guests into their wildest fantasies, comic relief Sean E. Cooper keeps audiences on their toes with his spot-on impressions of some of pop culture’s most recognizable personalities.

FANTASY has performances nightly at 10:30 p.m. in the Atrium Showroom at Luxor Hotel and Casino. Tickets start at $39, plus taxes and handling fees. Guests must be 18 years of age or older. Tickets can be purchased at the Luxor box office, online at or by calling (800) 557-7428 or (702) 262-4400.