Announcing Don Nelson as Vice President of Development

United Way of Southern Nevada (UWSN) announces the appointment of Don Nelson as Vice President of Development.

“As an award-winning diversity leader, educational pipeline expert, skilled operations executive and highly experienced corporate relations champion, Don brings a wealth of experience and focus on developing and cultivating enduring relationships with the community,” said UWSN President and CEO Ms. Kyle B. Rahn. “He is a dedicated leader with demonstrated results in building partnerships with corporations, foundations and donors and the community.”

As Vice President of Development, Don will provide strategic leadership to an organization who partnered with more than 700 corporate and nonprofit partners, enlisted the support of 4,500 volunteers and engaged over 20,000 donors to help Southern Nevada families, children and individuals succeed.

With a rich history in fundraising and diversity, Don was formerly the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) Director, Corporate Relations where he worked to develop and expand the base of donors, corporations and foundations that provided support for the Society’s mission. He was recognized with annual awards for three consecutive years and successfully grew the organization’s budget by 75%, from $8M to $14M. Prior to his tenure at NSBE, Don served as the Manager of Major Markets for Broadview Networks.

As Vice President of Development, Don will utilize these experiences to lead United Way of Southern Nevada’s fundraising initiatives. Working with donors, community partners and nonprofit organizations, United Way of Southern Nevada provides cradle-to-career support with demonstrated outcomes in early education, student success, post-secondary attainment and workforce supports.

United Way of Southern Nevada is part of a network of nearly 1,800 community-based United Ways in 40 countries and territories. United Way Worldwide is the largest nonprofit in the world, raising $5 billion annually in support of families and individuals in need.

About United Way of Southern Nevada:

United Way of Southern Nevada unites our community to improve people’s lives. We bring donors, volunteers, nonprofits, and businesses together to help children enter school ready to learn, help high school students reach graduation day, and support individuals working to earn a degree or certification, all while creating stability for their families. Together, we step into the ring and invite others to stand with us as a united front against social injustices and forces keeping our community's most vulnerable residents from a good life. We are bold and innovative to solve our toughest problems. Together, we fight for the future of our community – and we will win. Join us at