The Baller Dream Foundation, an uplifting nonprofit that supports children and young adults battling cancer, has announced that celebrated politician, business leader and social activist Jan Jones Blackhurst has joined the foundation as its newest board member.
“We are ecstatic to have someone who is an influential and passionate member of the Las Vegas community as Jan is join the Baller Dream board,” said Frank DeBlasi, the founder of The Baller Dream Foundation and himself a cancer survivor. “Jan’s incredible experience and dedication to philanthropy will further elevate our already rapidly growing organization. It is an absolute honor to have her.”
Jones Blackhurst broke the glass ceiling in Las Vegas when she became the city’s first female mayor in 1991. During her two terms, she was applauded for the tremendous growth the city experienced, making her one of Las Vegas’ most popular mayors.
Following her mayorship, Jones Blackhurst joined Caesars Entertainment where she created the industry’s first Responsible Gaming practices and expanded environmentally friendly business practices that reduced energy, water use and greenhouse gases.
Jones Blackhurst is also applauded for her efforts in diversifying the workplace, advocating for important social issues, and donating millions of dollars to individuals, families and communities in need through her role as Chair of the Caesars Foundation, among other accomplishments.
More information about The Baller Dream Foundation, its board members and events can be found at ballerdream.org.