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February 1, 2017
Andson to Host Annual Faces of the Future Breakfast on Feb. 28, 2017
Local leaders in academic, financial, and political arenas gather to honor those who have made a difference in Andson’s programs and the Southern Nevada community.
Andson, a leading non-profit educational organization in Southern Nevada, will honor some of Las Vegas’ top leaders in education and financial literacy during the Faces of the Future Breakfast on Tuesday, February 28, 2017. The event will be held at the South Point Hotel & Casino’s Brunswick Room, with registration beginning at 7:30 a.m., and breakfast and program beginning at 8.00 a.m.
The Faces of the Future Breakfast brings together leaders in local academic, financial and political fields to increase awareness of education and financial literacy issues faced in Southern Nevada, while honoring those who are paving the way for advancements in these areas. The event will feature a keynote speech from local visionary Punam Mathur. Andson will also the following honor leaders in three categories:
- Faces of Education – Dr. Christy Beaird, principal at Laura Dearing ES, and Ben Salkowe, founding principal at Equipo Academy.
- Faces of the Future – Honoring students from Andson’s Financial Literacy and Academic Programs.
- Faces of Empowerment – Las Vegas Clark County Library District & Foundation.
Andson is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating, informing, and inspiring youth and young adults by delivering innovative programs in academics, financial literacy and mentoring.
Punam Mathur has served as a leader helping to shape the face of Las Vegas community for more than two decades, holding executive positions at NV Energy and MGM MIRAGE (Now MGM Resorts International. Currently, Mathur operates her own business as a speaker, trainer and writer. She also serves as executive director of the Elaine P. Wynn & Family Foundation, a private foundation that exists to advance fundamental change, primarily related to equity, civil rights and conservation.
In addition to her professional career, Mathur has received appointments to statewide leadership positions by Nevada’s last four Governors; working to improve education, tourism and welfare reform. A champion and advocate for public education, she has a long history of involvement with the Clark County School District, the fifth largest district in the nation, having served on a lengthy list of committees and special task forces over the years.
***PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT IS BY INVITE ONLY AND NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. WORKING MEDIA INVITED TO ATTEND AND COVER***
Tuesday, February 28
Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. (Interviews available)
Breakfast and program begin at 8:00 a.m.
South Point Hotel Casino – Brunswick Room
9777 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89183
Footage of Honorees, including students from Andson’s programs, receiving awards.
Footage of Punam Mathur delivering keynote address.
Interviews with honorees.
Interviews with Punam Mathur.
Interviews with Andson leadership.
About Andson, Inc.
Andson, Inc. is a local nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to improving the education level of students by delivering financial literacy, banking and academic intervention. Since inception in 2010, the Team has developed innovative, targeted curriculum, emphasizing personal success and social mobility to 50,000 youth in Southern Nevada. “We, as community leaders, have the responsibility to enhance our education system and work collectively to ensure that all children in our communities will experience the thrill of success. Our goal is to enable them to break the generational cycle of hardships and obtain the sense of pride and achievement. The supplementary educational programs provided by Andson, is the roadway to the advancement of our students. This I can confirm based on my personal life, experiences and achievements”, says Sonia McTaggart-Anderson, founder and CEO of Andson, Inc.
Andson was the recipient of the Prestigious National Association of State treasurers Pinnacle Achievement Award in 2014 and the Mutual of America Merit Finalist in 2016 – for it’s Financial Literacy and Piggy Bank Programs, the only program of its kind nationwide.
During the 2015-2016 school year, Andson provided academic assistance and personal finance lessons to over 15,000 students. These services are offered at no cost to families, and made possible by way of grants, donations and collaboration with organizations such as Boys & Girls Clubs, After-School All Stars, Communities in Schools, St. Jude’s Ranch for Children, Clark County School District, Lincoln County School District, Las Vegas Clark County Libraries and the City of Las Vegas.
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