The Center is pleased to announce the appointment of André C. Wade as the new Executive Director of The Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada.
“We are excited to have André step into the leadership role for The Center” said Wayne Cassard, President of the board. “André’s countless years of service to Southern Nevada show his passion is ignited for bringing The Center to new heights, and we are looking forward to seeing how he can help us grow to reach more people in Southern Nevada.”
André’s most recent role has been as the Director of Operations for The Center where he oversaw daily operations and worked on obtaining grants for our various programs to benefit the lives of members of the LGBTQ community in Southern Nevada.
“I am excited and honored to have this opportunity to lead The Center at a pivotal moment in its history as we build upon our foundation and look toward new opportunities,” Wade said. “We are going to get right down to business and begin building for a stronger future so that we can better serve the thousands of people who rely on the work and services The Center provides each day.”
André holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of Nevada of Las Vegas and has volunteered on several nonprofit boards in Southern Nevada and national advisory boards focusing on LGBTQ issues.
With André’s promotion, The Center would like to thank Michael Dimengo for his tenure as our Chief Executive Officer and accepts his resignation. Michael stated that “Serving in this role under the direction of the Board of Directors has been a privilege of a lifetime. After some much needed relaxation, I look forward to joining The Center in a volunteer capacity in the near future”. Michael brought his own brand of leadership to The Center and we wish him the best in all of his future endeavors.
The Board of Directors
The Gay & Lesbian Center of Southern Nevada
YOU have created Impact! Thank You!
Dear Friend of The Center,
Today, we are reaching out to the thousands of supporters and constituents of The Center. Enclosed is our 2016 Impact Report—the measurements of our mission that YOU helped to deliver to the LGBTQ Community and to all those in Southern Nevada.
The Center’s impact comes about through a dynamic mosaic of leadership, donors, staff, and volunteers who make our influence upon the Southern Nevada Community quite extensive. We invite you to take some time to see how importantly we served our community in 2016.
We are STANDING STRONG IN A TIME OF NEED. We hope you will continue to stand with us as our LGBTQ community requires further protections and advocacy. Together, our work is bold and strong and now is the time for all of us to join together.
Thank you for all that you do for us!
Chief Executive Officer
Thank you for helping us succeed in our mission to serve others in our LGBTQ community in 2016. Because of you, we will continue to be there in 2017.
We began 2016 with elation over the gains achieved during 2015. Since that time, however, our community has been impacted by backlash, specifically toward the transgender community, the tragic shooting in Orlando, a chaotic election season, and now an uncertain future as our nation inaugurates a new President.
YOU have shown your steady support for our community. The Center will continue to be a safe place for everyone in our community, and in the new year, we will continue to raise our voices in advocacy on behalf of one another.
During this season of reflection, we THANK YOU for giving and for your support. Though we are aware of the continued work that lies ahead, as the year ends and you make final considerations for your end-of-year giving, please consider a gift to The Center. Thank you helping us succeed in our mission to serve others in our LGBTQ community. Because of you, we will continue to be there in 2017.
Donate your tax-deductible gift to The Center today as we prepare to continue to support the LGBTQ Community in 2017.
Thank you for all that you do,
Chief Executive Officer
Last year, more than 45,000 organizations in 71 countries came together to celebrate #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving. The Center is participating in #GivingTuesday and needs your support to continue to bring about real change in the lives of LGBTQ individuals in Southern Nevada who depend on necessary programs and services.
We're inspired each day by the stories of our LGBTQ community, volunteers and countless others who have been affected in a positive way by The Center. We invite you to join the movement this Tuesday, November 29. Give today and encourage others to pay it forward - thecenterlv.org/giving.
THREE WAYS TO GIVE
Online at thecenterlv.org/giving
Using Snapchat: add TheCenterLV, open a chat, then tap "$" and a dollar amount to send.
Come by The Center, 10am - 10pm on Tuesday, November 29, 2016.