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Mayor’s Fund for Las Vegas LIFE Announces Carolyn G. Goodman Education Legacy Fund

Mayor’s Fund for Las Vegas LIFE Announces Carolyn G. Goodman
Education Legacy Fund

Community Invited to Share Appreciation for Mayor Goodman
by Supporting Early Childhood Educational Programs
that Support Underserved Populations in the City

(LAS VEGAS, NEV – June 3, 2024) ---The Mayor’s Fund for Las Vegas LIFE (Mayor’s Fund), a vehicle for companies and individuals in the private sector to support key city initiatives that improve quality of life for all Las Vegans, announces the launch of the Carolyn G. Goodman Education Legacy Fund to celebrate the achievements of Mayor Goodman’s tenure with a special focus on the city’s educational initiatives, particularly for early childhood education.

This special Fund, under the auspices of the Mayor’s Fund, will support City of Las Vegas educational initiatives. These include ReInvent Schools Las Vegas, a program that provides expanded learning, wraparound services, and family and community engagement at underperforming urban core schools; Strong Start Academies, which offers a variety of early learning programs, including the Strong Start GO! mobile pre-K bus, ensuring students are ready for kindergarten; and Summer Learning Academies, which aims to mitigate the loss of academic skill in the areas of math and reading during summer breaks, specifically among children from low-income families.

The Fund, which will bear Mayor Goodman’s name in perpetuity, will serve as an everlasting, renewing source of support for educational initiatives city-wide.

For four decades, Mayor Goodman has been a forceful advocate for education in the Las Vegas valley, even before she became Mayor. She founded the Meadows School in 1984 as Board President, overseeing its establishment and evolution as one of the city’s premier private college preparatory schools that, today, continues to graduate students accepted into many of the nation’s top colleges and universities.

Goodman, who assumed office in 2011, will end her tenure as mayor this year after serving the maximum three terms allowed. Her unwavering commitment to driving positive change in the City of Las Vegas over the past 13 years has left an indelible mark on the community. In 2017, she brought the Mayor's Fund to Las Vegas, further solidifying her dedication to the betterment of city residents.

“The Carolyn G. Goodman Education Legacy Fund is a testament to Mayor Goodman’s enduring commitment to education,” said Sallie Doebler, CEO and President of the Mayor’s Fund for Las Vegas LIFE. “The Fund is an opportunity to personally honor her remarkable achievements including her pivotal role in establishing the Mayor’s Fund that supports key city initiatives, including education.”

The community is invited to support educational programs through the Mayor’s Fund to express gratitude for Mayor Carolyn Goodman’s leadership. To learn more about the Mayor’s Fund or to make a donation, visit

About The Mayor’s Fund for Las Vegas LIFE:

The Mayor’s Fund for Las Vegas LIFE was established in 2017 as a vehicle for corporate and philanthropic partners to support innovative programs that improve quality of life for all Las Vegas residents with a special focus on vulnerable populations. The Fund creates opportunities for public-private partnerships as well as donations of cash, time and in-kind goods and services.  Guided by a diverse group of community leaders, The Fund targets specific community needs with a goal of making Las Vegas a national leader in four areas:  Livability, Innovation, Future and Education. The Nevada Community Foundation, a public charity under Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, serves as The Mayor’s Fund fiscal agent, receiving all private donations.  Donations to the Nevada Community Foundation for The Mayor’s Fund are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. For information, visit


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