Furthering its mission to inspire communities, sustain our land and embrace our culture, the Las Vegas Springs Preserve announced today its appointment of Jeff Roberts and Ellen Schulhofer
to the Springs Preserve Foundation board of directors. As members of the board, Roberts and Schulhofer will help guide the strategic direction of the organization including event planning, budgeting and building the endowment through fundraising.
Serving as the lead architect for Lucchesi Galati, the firm that designed several of the Springs Preserve's buildings, Jeff Roberts has been involved with the attraction since 1997. He is the designer of the Desert Living Center and recipient of three of an unprecedented five awards given to the Springs Preserve by the American Institute of Architects, Nevada Chapter for outstanding achievement in the 2007 Built category.
"I am very interested in advancing the mission and vision of the Springs Preserve within our community, and feel I can best achieve this by serving and supporting the Foundation," said Roberts. "Being able to serve as a board member will continue to inspire my own passion for this place as a community icon and touchstone of our past."
Managing shareholder of Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck's Las Vegas office, Ellen Schulhofer
supervises the firm's representation of both public and private company clients in Nevada and will bring her experience advising corporate directors and business acumen to the board. A long time Nevada resident, Schulhofer grew up near the Springs Preserve and values the obligation we have to our children to protect the valuable resources of our desert environment and our world.
"I am particularly honored and so excited to be a part of the Spring Preserve Foundation," said Schulhofer, " and I look forward to working in support of its message of sustainability and quality of life and the need to explore sustainable solutions."
Founded in 1998, the Springs Preserve Foundation's purpose is to further the cultural, historical, biological and educational programming and research of the Springs Preserve through fundraising efforts that provide financial sustenance for future generations to enjoy.
In partnership with the Las Vegas Valley Water District, the Springs Preserve Foundation has helped to raise more than $233,000,000 to date. Also currently seated on the board are Janie Greenspun Gale, Ray Rawson, Pat Marchese, Richard Bunker, Don Davis and Michael Saltman.
About the Springs Preserve
The Springs Preserve is a 180-acre national historic site that is the original oasis of Las Vegas and a beacon for a sustainable future. This cultural and historic attraction is located three miles from the Strip and offers many indoor and outdoor experiences to create a fun and educational visit for all ages. Outdoor experiences at the Preserve include 8-acres of botanical gardens, a series of walking trails leading to historical structures and a restored wetlands, live desert wildlife exhibits, a child's play area, and a 2,000-seat amphitheater. Indoor experiences include a technologically advanced learning center, over 300 state-of-the art interactive museum exhibits and an immersive theater experience. Award winning LEED architecture and water smart desert landscaping highlight the Preserve's dedication to sustainability. Visit www.springspreserve.org