2014 Annual Sponsors

Thank you to all our sponsors for your support!

2014 Gold Sponsors

Marquis Aurbach Coffing has the highest ranking available – "AV- Rating" – according to Martindale-Hubbell, the recognized authority on the legal profession. This rating recognizes Marquis Aurbach Coffing as having "very high to preeminent legal ability and very high ethical standards.”

The law firm of Marquis Aurbach Coffing has earned a reputation for superior service, integrity and commitment. Established in 1979, the firm provides a broad range of services, with an emphasis on litigation, real estate, business transactions, construction law and estate planning.

Marquis Aurbach Coffing’s estate planning department further provides a broad range of services such as asset protection, estate tax planning, business succession planning, probate, guardianship, and trust and estate litigation.

From our humble beginnings in 1988 with an establishing gift of one million dollars, the Nevada Community Foundation has grown to more than one hundred fifty million dollars and counts many prominent Southern Nevada families among our donors and fundholders. For more than 25 years, we have partnered with Southern Nevada’s leading attorneys, accountants and financial advisors to facilitate their clients’ philanthropy through our expertise in planned giving, donor service, and customized grantmaking.

Nevada Community Foundation is nationally recognized for its philanthropic investment expertise, customized philanthropic solutions and in-depth knowledge of greater Las Vegas and beyond. We tailor a charitable fund to meet donors and their advisors’ needs, whether they are planning their estates, selling a business or stock options, managing an inheritance, now or through deferred giving arrangements. Our team of professionals makes sure that each charitable investment provides the greatest emotional, civic and financial benefit possible.


MassMutual offers local brokerage support – it’s what sets us apart from many other financial services companies.  Our Brokerage team will provide the training, marketing, and technical support necessary to help you successfully build your business and best serve your clients.  MassMutual’s brokerage products include: life insurance, disability insurance, long term care insurance, and fixed annuities.  Today, MassMutual ranks in the Fortune 500 and was listed as one of the nine most admired life and health insurance companies in the world in the May 20, 2013 issue of FORTUNE.

Compassionate care. It's the essence of who we are and what we do. As the community's only not-for-profit, religiously sponsored hospital system, Dignity Health St. Rose Dominican Hospitals have been guided by the vision and core values of the Adrian Dominican Sisters for 67 years. As Henderson and Las Vegas grow, the three St. Rose Dominican Hospitals will continue the Sisters' mission of serving people in need. Rose de Lima - opened in 1947; Siena - opened in 2000; San Martín - opened in 2006.

We are committed to furthering the healing ministry of Jesus. We dedicate our resources to: delivering compassionate, high-quality, affordable health services; serving and advocating for our sisters and brothers who are poor and disenfranchised; and partnering with others in the community to improve the quality of life.

Founded in 1983, our firm has been dedicated to providing Las Vegas families with estate planning, probate, trust administration and guardianship solutions for over 30 years. While many attorneys handle a wide range of concerns which may include some estate planning or probate, there are few firms in Southern Nevada that concentrate their entire practice on these areas.

Our attorneys, paralegals and dedicated support staff take pride in their efforts to provide you and your family with the finest help in estate planning, probate, trust administration and guardianship. Taking steps to provide our clients with the best representation possible, each estate planning lawyer at our firm is either a certified public accountant (CPA) or has an advanced degree in business or taxation. We know how to deal with the myriad of complex tax planning and asset protection issues you may encounter.

The law firm of JEFFREY BURR is dedicated to protecting families and their assets for over 30 years.

Three Square’s mission is to provide wholesome food to hungry people, while passionately pursuing a hunger-free community. We combine food banking (warehousing canned and boxed goods), food rescue (obtaining surplus or unused meats, bread, dairy and produce from hospitality and grocery outlets), and ready-to-eat meals to be the most complete food solution for Southern Nevada.

We work with more than 1,300 partner sites in our community to reach struggling individuals and families at risk of hunger. In 2013, we distributed more than 30 million pounds of food, the equivalent of more than 25 million meals through our Program Partners.

The newest institution of higher learning in the state, Nevada State College is a comprehensive college with a commitment to educating students for success in the real world. At NSC, you’ll build a career, not just a job—and you’ll prepare to take charge of your future.

Nevada State College is a dynamic, young institution bursting with growth and the thrill of opportunity. Since our founding in 2002, our student body has grown to encompass more than 3,600 students representing a broad array of cultural and economic backgrounds, and our 1,400-plus alumni are living and working in every corner of the state and beyond.

First Foundation was founded in 1990 to offer financial solutions to meet the needs of affluent individuals, institutions and businesses.  We are committed to enhancing the wealth and financial well-being of our clients by providing tailored financial solutions from our team of dedicated experts.  The comprehensive platform available to our clients includes integrated investment management, wealth planning, consulting, trust, banking and insurance services.

Our bank offering includes trust management, depository accounts, commercial lending and consulting services. We provide an array of banking products and solutions tailored to meet the needs of our clients.  Our lending solution is primarily focused on offering lines of credit, multi-family property loans, commercial investment loans, and commercial owner-user real estate loans.

First Foundation is headquartered in Irvine with offices in Newport Beach, Pasadena, West Los Angeles, San Diego, Palm Desert.

2014 Sponsors


Today’s dynamic business environment demands that all organizations continually adapt to the changing landscape of their respective industries. Evolving technology has allowed instantaneous communication amongst people and businesses all over the world, and has revolutionized the speed with which we make critical business decisions. With decades of experience serving growing businesses, we at Stewart, Archibald & Barney, LLP, a Las Vegas CPA firm, have cultivated an understanding of how dynamic organizations grow and evolve. Our services and products are strategically designed to benefit growing businesses at every stage of development.

Beyond financial statements and tax returns, Stewart, Archibald & Barney, LLP offers a full range of traditional and higher-level services: Assisting in the estate planning process, financial consulting, business consulting, trust administration through accounting and bookkeeping services, business value enhancement and exit planning services to help our clients take the next step, regardless of where they are in their life cycle.

The mission of Vegas PBS is to use television and other technologies to educate and empower individuals and to strengthen the communications and institutional capacity of community partners sharing similar objectives

Vegas PBS is known as the leading information resource, online education provider, and preferred partner for local media content creation and distribution.

Since 1982 Rich, Wightman & Company has been committed to providing clients with the highest degree of technical competence, professionalism and integrity. Our professional staff consists of Certified Public Accountants, MBAs, or equivalent.

We offer traditional auditing, consulting and tax services as well as abroad range of other services including estate planning, business valuation, litigation support, fraud investigation and executive accounting to business clients in all financial industries.

Wells Fargo The Private Bank helps families build, manage, preserve and transfer their wealth. The Private Bank provides a full array of customized solutions including sophisticated trust, asset management, banking and wealth planning strategies. We are a division of Wells Fargo Bank which is a diversified financial services company providing banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through more than 9,000 stores and more than 12,000 ATMs and the Internet (wellsfargo.com) across North America and internationally.

Chronicle of Philanthropy ranked Wells Fargo Bank #1 as the Most Generous Cash Donor in the U.S.


On August 12, 2014, Northern Trust marked 125 years since it first opened its doors for business in 1889. The Chicago-based global bank, established by Byron Laflin Smith, has more than 20 international locations. Founded the same year the Eiffel Tower was completed and the Dakotas, Montana and Washington became states, Northern Trust has weathered the Great Depression, two world wars and the 2008 financial crisis. The bank not only survived, but thrived during these times of significant market and economic stress.

Northern Trust (Nasdaq:NTRS) is a global leader in delivering innovative investment management, asset and fund administration, fiduciary and banking solutions to corporations, institutions and affluent individuals. For 125 years, we have evolved with the changing needs of our clients and our world.

Premier Trust is a Nevada chartered trust company providing independent administrative trustee services, not only to our Nevada clients but all across our nation who want to benefit from the Nevada Advantage; Nevada’s favorable trust, corporate, asset protection and tax laws.

Good financial strategies start with a dream and a plan. Whether you or your clients are looking for high-end estate planning, trust administrative services, or want to invest in non-traditional assets within an IRA, Premier Trust offers the cost-effective, creative, flexible administrative solutions for dreams of any size and situation with a full line of personalized trust, IRA and estate settlement services.


Wealth Strategies Group, LLC is a complete financial services firm, incorporating the unique insights developed by Vasil Allabashi during his 54 years in the insurance and financial services industry. A premier member of the Denver and Las Vegas financial services community since 1987, Wealth Strategies Group specializes in the development and enhancement of client planning by ensuring proper coordination between all financial assets. With a senior management team of 15, WSG assists individuals, families and business owners in navigating through all aspects of their financial world, employing a distinctive set of strategies and tools to create a clear and exciting map to help build and protect wealth.

We offer a full range of accounting, tax and business consulting services with an emphasis on income and estate tax planning.

For expert service from accountants who care about you, choose Gerety & Associates, Certified Public Accountants.