April 3, 2020

Nevada COVID-19 Task Force Raises More Than $10 Million in First Week

Las Vegas, NV — Jim Murren, chair of the Nevada COVID-19 Response, Relief and Recovery Task Force, today announced significant progress in the Task Force’s initial fundraising efforts. To date, the Task Force has raised more than $10 million in financial contributions. That total of monetary donations does not include direct donations of personal protective equipment and supplies, including N95 masks, gowns and sanitizer.

The successful fundraising efforts to date were made possible through several major donations, including:

  • Nevada Gold Mines
  • Elaine P. Wynn & Family Foundation
  • The Fertitta Family Foundation
  • Stephen J. Cloobeck
  • The Murren Family Foundation
  • The Engelstad Foundation
  • Bill Foley, owner of the Vegas Golden Knights and The Vegas Golden Knights Foundation
  • Mark Davis, and the Las Vegas Raiders
  • The Marnell Family Foundation
  • Phil & Jennifer Satre
  • UFC
  • Monarch Casino
  • Peppermill Resort
  • Scott & Mary Alice Nielson
  • Menzies Family Trust
  • Binion Family Foundation
  • Several other individual contributions totaling $235,000 to date

“The members of the Task Force and I are in awe of the generosity we’ve encountered from so many of our peers, friends and fellow Nevadans,” said Murren. “In today’s hyper-competitive market of medical supplies, it is critical that we have readily available funds to seize opportunities to purchase necessary supplies every time appropriate sourcing is secured. While this is significant progress, there is much more work to be done to ensure our State’s recovery. In this initial phase, we continue to focus all our efforts on meeting the immediate needs of Nevada’s medical and nonprofit communities during this unprecedented time.”

Murren noted the Task Force continues to pursue global leads to source personal protective equipment, surgical masks, N95-equivalent CDC-approved respirator masks, medical gloves and medical gowns, all of which will be purchased with the funds from these generous donations.

For a full list of donations or to receive updates from the Task Force, please visit www.nvc19.org

Media inquiries should be sent to mediainquiries@nvc19.org.