Presented by Las Vegas Woman Magazine
Sponsored by Merrill Lynch

On the evening of June 6, 2012, The Elite 25 was held at the Palms Place Hotel and Spa in a 56th floor penthouse overlooking the Strip. Hosted by Las Vegas Woman Magazine, this intimate, private event honors 25 individuals who have impacted the local community through their highly philanthropic contributions to our valley. The Elite 25 event is designed to honor big-hearted individuals who have displayed admirable generosity through volunteering and substantial financial contributions.

The evening kicked off on the balcony of the penthouse with the honorees enjoying the beautiful view, weather, wine and delicious food from Wild Truffles Catering. The Elite 25 party then moved inside where Las Vegas Woman publisher and owner, Tammy Shaw, gave a heartwarming opening speech. David Pulliam, senior financial advisor with Pulliam and Associates at Merrill Lynch, said a few words and Merrill Lynch was recognized for their support of the event. Pulliam introduced the evening’s guest speaker, First Vice President and Institutional Philanthropic Specialist at Merrill Lynch, Michael Wagshcal.

Wagschal gave a presentation on the giving trends of “High Net Worth Women” that included advice about giving and fundraising tips, mixed in with personal stories of the positive influence of giving. Wagschal’s presentation was both moving and inspirational.

Following Wagschal’s presentation, publisher Tammy Shaw, along with Las Vegas Woman Magazine’s vice president, Ruth Lauber, commenced the award recognition ceremony. Each honoree received an appreciation award plaque thanking them for their philanthropic contributions, as well as a high-end gift bag to thank them for their contributions to our community.

Among the honorees:

Anne Aniello
Dawn Gibbons
Denise & Rick Klein
Lawrel Larsen
Lexy Capp
Mary Krevosh
Nicole Mastrangelo
Sally & Dr. John Bedotto
Sharry Quillin
Terri Janison
Tina Quigley
Tony & Mary Musso

Las Vegas Woman Magazine, along with sponsor Merrill Lynch, would like to thank all the honorees for their proactive efforts and hope the evening gave them a well deserved pat on the back.

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