Southern Highlands Charitable Foundation
The Southern Highlands Charitable Foundation is a non-profit organization of Olympia Companies established in 2001. Founding Board Members include: Garry Goett, President, Guy Inzalaco, Vice President, Brett Goett, Vice President & Secretary, and Doug Hensley, Treasurer. Since inception, the Foundation has given over $17 million through annual programs and special initiatives to numerous local organizations in Southern Nevada.
The mission of the Southern Highlands Charitable Foundation is to improve the quality of life for women and children in Southern Nevada, a community where we live and work, by supporting local charities and organizations that address personal, financial and educational enrichment programs, assistance programs for the intellectually disabled, as well programs for the needs and issues of critically ill women or children and their families.
The Southern Highlands Charitable Foundation raises its funds through many annual events, which include:
The Governor’s Black Tie Invitational Golf Tournament
This event, supported and endorsed by the Governor of Nevada, is an affair held annually in April at the Southern Highlands Golf Club. Activities include three days of golf, a black-tie formal where a Philanthropist of the Year Award is presented, silent and live auction opportunities, a ladies’ day luncheon, and an evening concert with chart topping entertainment.
Ladies’ Pink Tee Giggle and Golf
This annual event, held in October at the Southern Highlands Golf Club, is designed with ‘Ladies Only’ in mind. The Pink Tee was established to raise money for local breast cancer organizations in Southern Nevada. Activities include a 9-hole ‘Shoot for the Cure’ giggle golf scramble where foursomes dress in pink themed costumes and attire aimed at overcoming breast cancer. The evening social concludes the day with boutique style shopping with dinner, dancing, libations and awards.
In addition, the Foundation partners with the Southern Highlands Community Association to present the following community events:
Memorial Day BBQ
The annual Memorial Day Celebration is generally held at Stonewater Park. Highlights of this family friendly event includes live entertainment, face painting, bounce houses, water slides, rock wall, games galore, BBQ, raffle and a fabulous fireworks extravaganza.
This family & fall themed annual festival is held at Goett Family Park in October. The event’s features include: a pumpkin patch, field games, bounce houses, slides, rock wall, carnival games, local vendor fair with booth trick-or-treating, food & drinks, raffle, and costume contest.
Winter Festival and Tree Lighting Event
This yearly occasion is held at the Southern Highlands Corporate Center during the first week of December. Fun festivities incorporated are photos with Santa, fun holiday photo booth, Christmas Caroling, and complimentary hot cocoa and cookies. Monetary and toy donations are collected to assist a local benefiting charity organization.
Detailed information regarding these events may be found at: Southern Highlands Charitable Foundation
The Southern Highlands Charitable Foundation strives to strengthen the Southern Nevada community by providing support for many amazing local charities and their initiatives. The list below includes some of the charities that the Foundation has supported:
- Assistance League
- Boys & Girls Club
- The Caring Place
- Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Nevada
- Children’s Heart Foundation
- Discovery Children’s Museum
- Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation
- Operation Warm Heart
- Opportunity Village
- Susan G Komen of Southern Nevada
The Southern Highlands Charitable Foundation is a non-profit charitable foundation chartered under the Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3); Tax Identification Number: 88-059995.