Six children at Sunrise Children's Foundation for early childhood education

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.

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Executive Director


Why Sunrise?


Qualified Family Educators


Happy Students


Families Served

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

Lori Soren
Chairperson of the Board

Kaleo Curtis, CPA
Treasurer of the Board

Maximilien Fetaz, Esq.
Secretary of the Board

Advisory Member

Lindsay Diamond, PhD

Board of Directors

Alberto Montano

Brandee Wade

Christopher J. Melton

Coy Epley

Greg Pitts

Jennifer Bradley

Kaleo Curtis, CPA

Linda Kuhn

Melanie Maviglia

Monica Plaxton-Garin, Esq.

Rayna Lanigan, CPA

Directors Emeritus

Dee Ladd
Founding President & CEO

Ann Lynch
Co-Founder (1934-2023)

J. Parker Kurlinski, M.D.
Co-Founder (1948-2022)

Michael E. Minden

Victor Salerno

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Our Programs

Sunrise Children’s Foundation programs support a myriad of critical areas focusing on optimal child development including prenatal care and breastfeeding education.

Our Mission

Helping children fulfill their potential of safe, healthy and educated lives. SCF delivers a full scope of services from birth to five and provides a comprehensive continuum of care to ensure that children in Nevada have a chance at success.

Our Values

Mutual Respect

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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