Nevada Named One Of The Least Charitable States
A new WalletHub ranking looked at where the most generous Americas live – and you needed to look far down the list to find Nevada.
We’re 46th on the list.
Nevada had the third-lowest scores for volunteer rates, and it has the lowest percent who donate money. And this in a state that employs 32,000 people in various non-profits.
So, is there a way to convince Nevadans to give more? Or have changes in federal tax laws made it less attractive to donors?
One Las Vegan who is bucking the non-giving trend is Randy Garcia.
He recently pledged a $100,000 scholarship for a medical student in the inaugural class of the U-N-L-V School of Medicine. He’s also the founder and CEO of The Investment Counsel company.
Randy Garcia, founder and CEO, The Investment Counsel; Gregory Gudenkauf, director of development, Opportunity Village; Rick Cohen, chief operating officer National Council of Nonprofits.