From the Executive Director
What I love most about the important work we do at Sunrise Children’s Foundation is that we make a real, tangible difference in the lives of the families we serve. I am inspired by our families because they want better for their children. Parents seek out our services because they know the impact we can make on their lives and the lives of their children. Parents have shared that because of SCF Programs, they have been able to pursue activities leading to self-sufficiency, employment and education. They have described reduced concerns about hunger, dropping out of the school system and possible illegal behaviors with the negative outcomes to their families. We fill a crucial gap in this community and I am honored to lead an organization that is able to provide a lifeline to critical services like nutrition and education for families who deserve nothing less than the best for their children.
PARENTS CHOOSE US
Board of Directors
The Sunrise Children’s Foundation is honored to have such an accomplished and dedicated board. Our members are exemplary Las Vegas citizens who share our great passion for the health and education of children in our community.
Executive Board of Directors
Chairperson of the Board
Treasurer of the Board
Maximilien Fetaz, Esq.
Secretary of the Board
Lindsay Diamond, PhD
Immediate Past Chair of the Board
Board of Directors
Christopher J. Melton
Kaleo Curtis, CPA
Monica Plaxton-Garin, Esq.
Founding President & CEO
J. Parker Kurlinski, M.D.
Michael E. Minden
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We add value to relationships by building bonds, understanding, listening, apologizing for mistakes, accepting differences, being supportive and being intentional about two-way communication.
We use education and expertise to make better decisions. We help one another realize their importance to the organization.
We demonstrate unity in strong moral principles by providing information and services in a truthful way.
We can be counted on to do what we say we will do. We build trust by providing accurate information, following through on our commitments, being dependable, honest and ethical.
We believe in what we do by having passion, knowledge and acceptance of those we serve.
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