Grantwell at UNLV

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Grantwell is a graduate level course provided by the UNLV School of Environmental and Public Affairs. Students enrolled in Grantwell gain competencies in grant evaluation and organizational behavior. With an executive team composed of students and a Board of Directors that includes esteemed nonprofit professionals, Grantwell gives students the opportunity to take on leadership roles, gain practical experience and build connections within the local nonprofit community.

We are very pleased to announce three applicants were chosen to receive grant funding from the Stern Family Foundation based upon recommendations made by the inaugural, Spring 2014 UNLV Grantwell class. Congratulations to Baby’s Bounty (, the Nevada Ballet Theatre (, and the Nevada Diabetes Association ( Thank you to the more than 50 local nonprofit organizations who applied for funding; you were all an integral part of our education and experience this semester. We encourage you to continue following UNLV Grantwell as we learn, grow, and work with additional donors in the future.



  • Chair

    Ken Lange
    Lange Development Group


    William Wenz

    Board Members

    Ciara Byrne
    Executive Director
    Green Our Planet

    Lucy Klinkhammer
    Vice President for Development
    The Smith Center

    Anthony McTaggert
    Executive Director
    Andson Academics

    Stacey Wedding
    Founder & CEO
    Professionals in Philanthropy

  • Faculty Advisor

    John Wagner, MPA

    Executive Director

    Stephanie Holguin

    Development Director

    Vesela Georgiev

    Senior Development Officers

    Kelly Bumgarner
    Sanja Samardzija

    Project Director

    Christy Shannon

    Senior Program Officers

    Jennifer Lutjens
    Ben Ralphs

    Program Officers

    Chris Green
    Ambrosia Hafen-Hayes
    Fe Marcial
    Shadonna Scurry


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