The Mayor’s Fund for Las Vegas LIFE, a vehicle for corporate and philanthropic partners to support city priorities and initiatives that improve quality of life for all Las Vegas residents, announces the hiring of Brian McAnallen as the Fund’s Philanthropic Initiatives Manager.
McAnallen, a longtime public affairs professional, previously held a position in government affairs for the city, working closely with Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman on her priorities and initiatives with the U.S. Conference of Mayors. He returns to the city after working as vice president of government affairs for the PorterGroup, a federal lobbying firm headed by former U.S. Congressman Jon Porter, as well as a stint as head of his own consulting firm.
In his new position, McAnallen will draw upon his extensive experience fundraising millions of dollars for healthcare, political action committees, nonprofits and community organizations, including working to secure grant funding. He will work in partnership with city staff, Mayor’s Fund Advisory Committee members, donors and stakeholders to guide philanthropic and charitable initiatives for the Fund that is now entering its third year.
In 2020, The Mayor’s Fund received donations valued at nearly $2.8 million representing both cash and in-kind donations from more than 75 individual donors, including corporations, foundations and individual philanthropists. Since the Fund’s inception in late 2018, cash and in-kind goods and services valued at more than $7 million have been donated for a variety of programs that fund early learning and education, public art, initiatives to combat homelessness, workforce development and technology advancements that improve quality of life.
“The Mayor’s Fund for Las Vegas LIFE is founded on the premise that public-private partnerships better and more quickly advance important city initiatives that improve the quality of life for Las Vegas residents ,” said Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman. “I can think of no better person to help us navigate the complex world of philanthropy, stakeholder and donor relations than Brian, with whom I had the pleasure of working for many years. I am thrilled to welcome him to The Mayor’s Fund team.”
About The Mayor’s Fund for Las Vegas LIFE:
The Mayor’s Fund for Las Vegas LIFE was established in 2018 as a vehicle for corporate and philanthropic partners to support innovative programs that improve quality of life for all Las Vegas residents with a special focus on vulnerable populations. The Fund creates opportunities for public-private partnerships as well as donations of cash, time and in-kind goods and services. Guided by a diverse group of community leaders who serve as members of the Fund’s Advisory Committee, The Fund targets specific community needs with a goal of making Las Vegas a national leader in four areas: Livability, Innovation, Future and Education.
The Nevada Community Foundation, a public charity under Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, serves as the Mayor’s Fund fiscal agent, receiving all private donations. Donations to the Nevada Community Foundation for the Mayor’s Fund are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. MayorsFundLV.org