The sought-after social affair honors Linda Smith of the Christopher Smith Foundation on Sept. 23
Celebrate the bright, white light of giving back at the inaugural Night en Blanc to benefit the Collaboration Center Foundation Disability Network and the launch of the organization’s campus expansion. The funds raised throughout this beautiful evening at the Collaboration Center Las Vegas Ranch (8390 W. Windmill Ln.) will go directly toward the transformation of the property into an innovative and world-renowned treatment, therapy, recreation, and empowerment center for all those with disabilities.
Kicking off the fall fundraising season, Night en Blanc will light up Las Vegas’ West side on Thursday, Sept. 23 beginning at 6 p.m. and features elegant social experience complete with a fun, cocktail party vibe, world-class entertainment by Cirque Mechanics, Las Vegas’ finest bites and cocktails, and a silent and live auction sure to raise money for the long-awaited center of innovation, inclusion, and service for thousands of Nevada families.
Fete festivities include the circus magic of Cirque Mechanics including contortion, hand-balancing and more. The popular circus troupe will also delight guests with their signature champagne trike delivering the bubbly and Instagrammable moments. A variety of bites and cocktails will also be available care of Bella Vita, Blau + Associates, Horse Trailer Hangout, LEV Restaurant Group, Mas Por Favor, The Oak Room, Parkway Tavern, Project BBQ, Ritchie McNeely’s, Southern Glaziers Wine and Spirits, Valley Cheese & Wine, At Your Service and Wicked Donuts.
Night en Blanc will also honor Las Vegas disability champion and nonprofit pioneer Linda Smith with a lifetime achievement award. She is also the founder of the Christopher Smith Foundation, named for her son Christopher and serves on the Board of Directors at the Collaboration Center Foundation.
Individuals and families living with autism and other intellectual, developmental, and physical disabilities have fallen even further behind during the pandemic and are in dire need a safe and welcoming place to receive all treatments and supportive care services to reach their full potential. With the foundation launch in 2019, Collaboration Center is on its way to become that place with its new five-acre campus in Southern Nevada. Collaboration Center’s future plans include the build out of the current ranch to include more than 35,000 square feet of treatment, therapy, recreation and support services space, as well as a family pavilion, aquatic facility, state-of-the-art ADA playground, community meeting space, full grab-n-go café and retail store.
Collaboration Center Foundation was fortunate to receive state funding this year to help accomplish this, however, there is still a $5.5 million gap in order to complete this dream campus that will change thousands of lives every year. Events like Night en Blanc are critical in making sure the organization raises enough funds to get closer to completing the campus buildout helping eliminate treatment waitlists, house a medical clinic and more.
Night en Blanc is 6-9 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 23 at the Collaboration Center Foundation Las Vegas Ranch at 8390 W. Windmill (between Durango and Buffalo). Tickets and sponsorships for Night en Blanc are available now by visiting www.collablv.org and going to the events section. Guests can also email firstname.lastname@example.org. VIP Reception tickets are also available.
Collaboration Center thanks the generous sponsorship of BESTAgency, Penta Builders, Christopher Smith Foundation, 4E Kennels and the Fine Family and others who contributed to this one-of-a-kind event. The organization also welcomes celebrity attendees Wayne & Kathleen Newton and Mayor Carolyn and Oscar Goodman.