LAS VEGAS –Las Vegas’ favorite charity, Opportunity Village, announced new hire, Brad Stith, who joins the organization as the Director of Philanthropy and Campaigns.
The Director of Philanthropy and Campaigns is an integral position at Opportunity Village, serving as the lead for the Christopher’s Crossing Capital Campaign and Opportunity Village’s annual giving campaign.
Stith will play a central role in working with the major gifts and campaign leadership staff to coordinate, facilitate, and shape the implementation of the organization’s campaign strategy and annual giving plans in order to build and complete a successful campaign. Serving over twenty-five years in the nonprofit sector, Stith brings considerable experience and knowledge to Opportunity Village.
“I am privileged everyday to work alongside some of the most giving and caring individuals on the planet, knowing that our work helps to improve the quality of life for thousands of individuals and families,” said Brad Stith, Director of Philanthropy and Campaigns at Opportunity Village.
Stith began his nonprofit development career in 1990 as a Development Consultant with the fundraising consulting firm Ketchum, Inc., providing capital campaign counsel and eventually serving as a Vice President of the firm. He then served as Executive Director of the Nevada Ballet Theatre in Las Vegas and managed the capital, endowment and construction efforts, resulting in the opening of the Donald W. Reynolds Cultural Center. Throughout his career, Stith has helped secure more than $300 million for worthy missions across the country.
In support of his fundraising profession, Stith is a Certified Fund Raising Professional (CFRE) and Certified Specialist in Planned Giving (CSPG). He is a long-standing member of the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP) and currently serves on the AHP Journal Advisory Council. Previously, Stith served as president of the Association of Fundraising Professionals Las Vegas, Nevada Chapter and he served on the Southern California Association for Healthcare Development board for several years. He also recently served on the San Joaquin Valley Planned Giving Council board.
In addition to his professional affiliations and contributions, Stith has served on several nonprofit boards including St. Jude’s Ranch for Children, Safe Nest and the Las Vegas Northwest Rotary. He is a graduate of the Leadership Las Vegas and Fresno programs, and served on St. Rose Dominican Hospitals’ Medical Ethics Committee in Las Vegas and Community Medical Centers’ Institutional Ethics Committee in Fresno.