BRAND has always been committed to helping a select group of charities, which are near and dear to our hearts. To date, we’ve provided these organizations with more than $1 million in professional services and direct financial assistance. We also encourage our individual team members to serve other important, local, nonprofit causes. And we support their efforts.
Las Vegas is home to our business and our families. We believe it’s our personal and professional responsibility to give a portion of our time, talent and earnings back to the community that so strongly supported us for more than 15 years.
NCMEC is America’s leading nonprofit organization dedicated to combating crimes against children. They offer many programs and services that help families, law enforcement agencies and other professionals find missing children, and protect children from sexual exploitation, victimization, Internet predators and other threats.
Since 1984, NCMEC has received more than 4 million phone calls about missing children. They’ve circulated billions of photographs of missing children. They’ve helped train more than 314,000 law enforcement, criminal and juvenile justice, and healthcare professionals. Their Team HOPE volunteers have provided resources and emotional support to more than 53,000 families.
And most importantly, they’ve helped recover more than 211,000 missing children.
We are proud supporters of this worthwhile and effective organization.
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) is a nationwide, government-funded association that supports court-appointed volunteers who advocate on behalf of abused, neglected and abandoned children. CASA volunteers help ensure that these children find safe, permanent homes and receive the opportunity to thrive.
The CASA Foundation not only supports local CASA efforts in Clark County, NV, but also provides critical financial assistance to local children in foster care whose special needs are not being served by other organizations. They offer a wide range of services, including tutoring, recreational and personal development programs designed for each child.
Ninety-five percent of donations to The CASA Foundation directly benefit Clark County’s at-risk foster children.
We share this organization’s commitment to helping our local foster children prosper and reach their full potential. And we gladly donate our time and professional services.
Le Cordon Bleu offers one of the finest culinary training programs in the country. Respected throughout the industry as a leader in culinary education, the Le Cordon Bleu name has been synonymous with quality and excellence for more than 100 years.
BRAND’s co-founders, Virginia and Mark Martino, have a deep love of and commitment to great food, great wine and great art. And they created two nonprofit organizations that benefit Le Cordon Bleu, Las Vegas.
A.R.T Evolution showcases, celebrates and supports emerging visual artists in the Las Vegas area. Twenty-five percent of all art sales at each A.R.T. Evolution event are donated to Le Cordon Bleu’s scholarship program for enrolled students.
The Odyssey Foundation, supported by the Martino’s Odyssey Lifestyle company, also provides money for student scholarships and more. Le Cordon Bleu students are invited to staff every Odyssey Lifestyle event and have the opportunity to meet master chefs and winemakers who may assist in their placement upon graduation.