Las Vegas, Nevada - United Citizens Foundation (UCF) is pleased to announce its inaugural Annual Fundraising Gala. The Gala event, a seated dinner, will be held on Friday, February 28, 2014 at the Orleans Hotel and Casino, Mardi Gras Ballroom at 6:30PM. The keynote speaker is Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto. The theme is to create awareness on Human Trafficking in Nevada.

During the program, we are also honoring the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, United Way of Southern Nevada and Vegas PBS, for their lasting contributions to the community. Part of the proceeds from the event will go to support the Communities in Schools Las Vegas, Purple W.I.N.G.S., and Nevadans for the Common Good.

United Citizens Foundation is a non-profit, tax-exempt 501(c) (3) organization. It was founded several years ago by a group of people dedicated to providing help to at risk communities. Our mission is to represent the interests of underprivileged and at-risk children and to improve the health related needs of our community. Our organization’s activities to date include: Christmas toy drives, Thanksgiving food drives, blood drives, back to school back pack giveaways and an annual health fair.

 About Communities in Schools of Nevada: Founded in the 1970s, Communities in Schools is one of a few organizations proven to keep students in school and the only one to document that it increases graduation rates. Their mission is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.

 About Purple W.I.N.G.S: Founded in 2010, Purple W.I.N.G.S is a multicultural organization whose acronym stands for “Women Inspiring Noble Girls Successfully.” The organization uses an intense mentoring approach and works mainly with at-risk girls to develop social, emotional and intellectual tools to help them create a positive life vision, develop skills and access the resources they need to reach their goals and dreams.

 About Nevadans for the Common Good: Nevadans for the Common Good is a broad-based coalition of institutions in the Las Vegas valley that has been built to cross the lines of race, religion, neighborhood and political affiliation. It will take strong stands on issues affecting families and communities. This past year, the organization worked for passage of Assembly Bill 67, which created the crime of sex trafficking and targeted those who participate in it.