LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Las Vegas’ Favorite Charity, Opportunity Village, announces today the appointment of Adam K. Joseph, who joins the organization as Vice President of Philanthropy.
In this role, Joseph will build upon existing momentum of Opportunity Village's fundraising and philanthropic efforts – Nevada’s largest, private nonprofit community rehabilitation program, serving adults within the Southern Nevada community with intellectual disabilities. Along with his dedicated team, Joseph will be responsible for overseeing all fundraising initiatives, which includes capital campaigns, giving programs, grants, and events. He will also play a key role in increasing engagement across Southern Nevada with prospective and current donors.
It is a great honor to join an organization that has such a critical purpose in our community. Providing opportunities for people with intellectual challenges to help them achieve their potential and thrive in our community is both rewarding and inspiring. I look forward to working with the entire Opportunity Village team to continue their tremendous work and to ensure that they are positioned for success in their future efforts," said Joseph.
Photo: Opportunity Village Vice President of Philanthropy, Adam K. Joseph
Joseph has more than 20 years of expertise in scaling organizations through strategically focused leadership and direction for increased profitability. Previous to his role at Opportunity Village, he was the CFO for West Main Partners, a family office that had investments in the areas of technology and hospitality. Through his career as a senior executive experienced in overseeing strategic and tactical business development, Joseph grew to be a disciplined and motivated leader who created momentum among his team to implement strategic initiatives. His forte is creating cohesive teams that support strategic objectives and he is looking forward to working with his team at Opportunity Village.
Joseph will be returning to Las Vegas where he spent 14 years in the Valley, 12 years of which he was the founder and President of a locally based company providing sales, marketing and development in the hospitality industry. He is a graduate of the Conrad N. Hilton College at the University of Houston. He is honored to become an integral part of Opportunity Village, and is committed to forging lasting partnerships with a focus on creating new paths forward for its continued efforts.
About Opportunity Village
Mission: Opportunity Village is a not-for-profit organization that serves people within our community with significant intellectual disabilities, to improve their lives and the lives of their families.
Seven families who were determined to give their children with disabilities the best lives possible founded Opportunity Village in 1954. Now, more than 60 years later, Opportunity Village is one of the most recognized and respected organizations of its type in the United States.
Nevada’s largest employer of people with disabilities, Opportunity Village serves more than 2,000 individuals annually, providing vocational training, employment, habilitation and social recreation programs and services that make their lives more purposeful and interesting.
Opportunity Village citizens – individuals who were previously considered unemployable – work at Opportunity Village’s Employment Resource Centers and in jobs throughout the community, collectively earning wages amounting to more than $3.7 million in 2016. They are hard-working and diligent, proudly paying taxes and happily leading more fulfilling lives.
Primarily a self-funded organization, Opportunity Village generates the majority of its operational funding through its employment contracts and fundraising efforts such as the Magical Forest and Great Santa Run, saving Nevada taxpayers more than $37 million annually.