About Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada

Since 1941, Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada has served the most vulnerable, regardless of age, race, religion, or creed. Through the generosity of foundations, grants, organizations, and individual donors, Catholic Charities operates 16 programs providing support to more than 4,000 people daily. Catholic Charities also operates the largest Meals on Wheels program and Emergency Shelter Services in Southern Nevada.

Catholic Charities focus is to give help and hope to people in need regardless of race, religion or creed.

Mission Statement

We provide food, shelter, and comprehensive services and inspire our community through collaboration, recognizing that each person is created in the image and likeness of God, and that God’s compassion transforms lives.

Our History

Learn how it all began.

1941

Bishop Thomas K. Gorman Pioneers a Social Service Organization

Bishop Gorman knew that Nevada needed support, so he assigned Father Thomas F. Collins as the first diocesan director of the Catholic Welfare Program.

1945

The Agency is Incorporated Under Nevada Statutes

The organization acquired a nonprofit status and dedicated itself to helping the homeless and needy.

1960s

Catholic Community Services of Southern Nevada Continues to Expand

The organization grew to offer thrift stores, a child care center, and the St. Vincent Dining Facility.

1970s-1980s

Population Growth Doubles and the Organization Grows Further

New programs emerged to help senior citizens, refugees, immigrants, girls in crisis, homeless men, individuals needing employment services, and people who needed emergency shelter.

1995

Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada is Born

The organization changed its name from Catholic Community Services of Nevada to its present-day moniker, reflecting our outreach to Clark, Esmerelda, Lincoln, Nye, and White Pine counties.

1996

Catholic Charities Rebuilds St. Vincent Plaza

With the help of a $2.5 million grant from the Lied Foundation, we constructed the St. Vincent Lied Dining Facility. At the same time, we were generously awarded a $1.5 million grant from the Fertitta Foundation and built the Fertitta Community Assistance Center.

1998

Catholic Charities Builds Apartment Space

Through our partnership with New York-based HELP USA and a $2.7 million HUD grant, we constructed a 120-room apartment building. The Donald W. Reynolds Foundation provided a grant for $10.4 million to rebuild additional structures.

2020

Serving Those in Need During a Pandemic

Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada found new ways to adapt during the pandemic so that we could continue helping vulnerable individuals. This included constructing an outdoor pavilion to provide daily meals and day shelter services.

2021

Building a Brighter, Better Future

In 2021, we focused on the sustainability of our mission by renovating the overall campus, with the goal to enhance services for the valley’s ever-growing population and needs. Renovations took place in the Dining Room of the St. Vincent Lied Dining Facility, the Emergency Men’s Night Shelter, and a major renewable energy installation.

2022

Elevating Humanity
Improvements are taking place for the Migration & Refugee Services programs, expansion of the Food Services Warehouse followed by plans for renovating existing and building future campus assets.

Catholic Charities’ mission is designed to help vulnerable people from infants to seniors gain self-sufficiency with dignity and compassion, regardless of religion. In order to carry out our mission, Catholic Charities employs on average 250 full-time and part-time employees and utilizes volunteers. With their generous gift of time and talent, volunteers enable Catholic Charities to help even more. By blending the support of individual donors, local and federal government and benevolent community partners, Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada will continue vigilantly planning and preparing for the future needs of Southern Nevada as it has done for the past eight decades.

Annual Report

Catholic Charities is proud to serve Southern Nevada’s most vulnerable individuals. Through the generosity of foundations, grants, organizations, and individual donors, we operate 16 programs providing support to more than 4,200 people daily.

Board of Trustees

These individuals make it possible for Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada to help thousands of people daily.

We wouldn’t be who we are without our team of trustees, who ensure that we make the best decisions for helping individuals and families in need across Southern Nevada. 

The Most Reverend George Leo Thomas, PH.D.

Executive Chairman
Bishop, Diocese of Las Vegas
Term:
Limits not applicable

John P. Hester

Chairman
Retired, former President, Southwest Gas Corporation
Term:
Third term expires June 30, 2024

Tom McCormick

Vice Chairman
President, Touchstone Living
Term:
Fourth term expires June 30, 2025

Marilyn Spiegel

Secretary
Thomas Spiegel Family Foundation
Term:
Third term expires June 30, 2025

John B. Page

Treasurer
Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Term:
Third term extended expires June 30, 2025

William J. Bullard

CFO, Fertitta Enterprises
Term:
Second term expires June 30, 2022

Patrick S. Miller

Senior Vice President of Hospitality, MGM Resorts International
Term:
First term expires June 30, 2024

Pat Mulroy

Owner, Sustainable Strategies, UNLV School of Law
Term:
First term expires June 30, 2022

Julie A. Murray

Principal & CEO, Moonridge Group
Term:
First term expires June 30, 2022

Gia Nguyen

Area President, DHI Enjineering, LLC
Term:
First term expires June 30, 2026

Mark J. Ricciardi

Regional Managing Partner, Las Vegas, Fisher & Phillips LLP
Term:
First term expires June 30, 2022

Walter Spansel

Retired, Vice President Transmission Officer, NV Energy
Term:
Second term expires June 30, 2023

Victoria Umphress

Partner, RSM US LLP
Term:
first term expires June 30, 2024

Reverend Robert E. Stoeckig

Rector of Guardian Angel Cathedral
Term:
Limits not applicable

Deacon Thomas A. Roberts

President & CEO
Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada
Term:

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