Insomniac donated $75,000 to three Las Vegas organizations, honoring the commitment to charitable giving in the communities that host its music festivals. For the third year in a row, funds raised through the annual Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC), Las Vegas, helped Insomniac contribute $25,000 each toward the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada, Injured Police Officers Fund – Las Vegas, and the University of Nevada School of Medicine, specifically for its Emergency Medicine Resident Research Fund.
“Three years ago, when EDC came to Las Vegas for the first time, Insomniac made a commitment to support local organizations that do amazing work in the community, and each of these three organizations has a uniquely positive impact,” said Pasquale Rotella, Founder and CEO of Insomniac. “These contributions are only made possible by the wonderful support that we receive from our fans who love Las Vegas as much as Insomniac.”
Leaders from each of the three organizations, along with 50 local area youth, came together at the Downtown Boys & Girls Club where Rotella presented each group with a $25,000 donation. Minddie Lloyd accepted the funds on behalf of the Injured Police Officers Fund; Dr. Dale Carrison was present to represent the Emergency Medicine Resident Research Fund, and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada was represented by CEO Ken Rubeli, who was joined by 50 youth from the Downtown Club to accept the oversized check.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada is a new merger of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Henderson and Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas. The new nonprofit organization operates 14 facilities and three summer outreach programs in Southern Nevada, and serves more than 30,000 youth in Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, Henderson, Southern Highlands and Summerlin. Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada provides every child with the essential tools needed for a successful and bright future through a variety of daily creative, fun, and educational programs. Annual membership is as little as $10 per child.
The UNR Foundation’s Emergency Medicine Department has an established gift fund called the Emergency Medicine Resident Research Fund used to support resident research activities. The physicians that planned and directed the care for the Electric Daisy Carnival are local physicians that are involved in teaching and training emergency medicine residents for the University of Nevada School of Medicine. The second annual donation of $25,000 by Insomniac directly supports this program.
The Injured Police Officers Fund (IPOF) was formed in October 1982 to help reduce the financial burden suffered by police officers and their families in the event of a line of duty injury or death. IPOF currently assists more than 8,000 officers in Nevada by providing monetary assistance to them and their families. For the third year, Insomniac is contributing $25,000 to the organization’s efforts.
The 17th Annual Electric Daisy Carnival took place June 21-23, 2013, at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway with an estimated 345,000 attendees joining in on the fun throughout the three-day festival. The 1,000-acre complex was transformed into a fully immersive audiovisual adventure with more than 500 musical acts, theatrical performers, full-scale carnival rides, elaborate décor, state-of-the-art lighting and sound production, pyrotechnics and innovate stage designs along with nightly firework displays.
Insomniac’s Charitable Giving Initiative donates $1 per ticket transaction and $10 per guest list attendee to charitable organizations in the local communities where the festivals are held. The past two years, Insomniac has donated more than $190,000 to local and regional organizations following EDC Las Vegas.