Nevada State College Foundation

Throughout the community and campus, the Nevada State College Foundation works to change not only individual lives, but whole family trees. Our impact on first-generation college students and their communities is especially explosive, as graduates’ deeper level of knowledge and expertise begins to serve new sectors of society and elevate global conversations. Our ability to grow and thrive absolutely depends on the generous support of donors as tuition and state support simply can’t cover the full cost. Your gifts enable student scholarships, construction projects, daily operations, and numerous initiatives that support our students and faculty. Please consider a tax-deductible contribution in any amount to our general fund, or one of our crucial need campaigns. Join your community leaders and neighbors and BE OUR PARTNER; every gift makes a difference.

The Nevada State College Foundation was established in 2001 by a group of local visionaries, and our current board of influential education advocates continues to forward their mission to encourage and promote the growth and improvement of Nevada State College, and to receive and administer your private gifts to the college.


CHAIR: Daniel T. Gerety, CPA | Founder and Managing Partner, Gerety & Associates: Certified Public Accountants | Las Vegas, NV

VICE CHAIR: Sonnya DeBonis | Civic & Community Leader | Las Vegas, NV

SECRETARY: Omar Saucedo | Director, External Affairs, AT&T | Las Vegas, NV

TREASURER: Walter Hashimoto | Vice President and Senior Loan Officer, Bank of Nevada| Las Vegas, NV

EX OFFICIO: DeRionne Pollard, Ph.D. | President, Nevada State College | Henderson, NV


Alfredo T. Alonso | Principal, Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP | Reno, NV

Matt Burns |Executive Vice President, EV&A  Architects

Randy Colquitt, M.D. | Associate Medical Director, OptumCare – Southwest Medical Associates | Las Vegas, NV

David Grolman | SVP – Operations, Caesar’s Entertainment | Las Vegas, NV

Elaine Hodgson | President and CEO, Incredible Technologies, Inc. | Las Vegas, NV

Nicole Jones | Managing Director, Charles Schwab Bank | Henderson, NV

Tierra D. Jones, J.D. | Judge, Clark County District Court | Henderson, NV

Richard Perkins | President, The Perkins Company | Henderson, NV

Layne T. Rushforth, J.D. | Owner and Attorney, Rushforth Firm, Ltd. | Las Vegas, NV

Tony F. Sanchez, III | Senior Vice President for Government and Community Strategy, NV Energy | Las Vegas, NV

Brian Simmons, CFP | Co-Founder and Chief Trust Officer, Icon Trust | Las Vegas, NV


Selma Bartlett | Retired Bank Executive, Civic & Community Leader | Henderson, NV

Michael Benjamin | CEO, Palomino Farms LLC | Reno, NV

Hannah M. Brown | Civic & Community Leader | Las Vegas, NV

Jeffrey Burr | Founder & Attorney, Jeffrey Burr Ltd. | Henderson, NV

Dane Carter | Vice President, Sletten Construction of Nevada, Inc. | Las Vegas, NV

Glenn Christenson | Managing Director, Velstand Investments, LLC | Henderson, NV

Sherry Colquitt | Civic & Community Leader | Las Vegas, NV

Randy A. Garcia | CEO, The Investment Council Company of Nevada | Las Vegas, NV

James B. Gibson | Former Mayor, City of Henderson, Civic & Community Leader | Henderson, NV

David M. Grant | Attorney at Law and Partner, Grant Morris Dodds: Trust, Probate and Guardianship Attorneys | Henderson, NV

Andy Hafen | Former Mayor, City of Henderson | Henderson, NV

Mark Howard | Retired CEO, Mountain View Hospital/Sunrise Health, Civic & Community Leader | Las Vegas, NV and Cedar Hills, UT

William E. Martin | Retired Bank Executive, Civic & Community Leader | Henderson, NV

John Ritter | Chairman & CEO, Focus Property Group | Las Vegas, NV

Vicki Hafen Scott | Hafen Financial Services, Inc., Civic & Community Leader | Henderson, NV

Dan K. Shaw | President, ShawJones Partners, LLC | Henderson, NV

Erik Sletten | President, Sletten Construction of Nevada, Inc. | Las Vegas, NV

Dan H. Stewart | President/Owner, Valley Construction Co. | Las Vegas, NV