Touro University Nevada raised more than $75,000 during the annual Season of Lights Soiree and Silent Auction fundraiser at the home of donor and Advisory Board Member Michael Tang on Dec. 10.
More than 200 guests attended the annual fundraiser, which benefits Touro’s Sharon Sigesmund Pierce and Stephen Pierce Center for Autism & Developmental Disabilities. Guests enjoyed delicious food and drink while bidding on silent auction items, including art, show tickets, gift baskets, and more.
“The Season of Lights is one of the many ways we come together for our wonderful families who receive therapy at the Center for Autism & Developmental Disabilities,” said Shelley Berkley, CEO and Senior Provost of Touro University Western Division. “Thanks to the generosity of our incredible donors and partners, we are able to provide these families with much-needed financial assistance.”
During the evening’s program, Mark Frissora, Jan Jones Blackhurst, and Caesars Entertainment were presented with the Touro Luminary Award. Tracy and Robert Eglet, as well as Monica Jackson from Fox 5 News, were presented with the Star of the Center Awards.
Host Michael Tang challenged Berkley and other guests to jump in the pool to raise money for the center. The pool jump helped raise more than $16,000.
All proceeds from the Season of Lights provide funding for families who need assistance for therapy costs not covered by insurance.