July 20, 2018
Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center and Sunrise Children’s Hospital announce today that the Kids Foundation of Sunrise Children’s Hospital is the recipient of a cash donation from the Injured Police Officers Fund (IPOF). The gift is one of several presented in an unprecedented act of charitable giving. The Kids Foundation of Sunrise Children’s Hospital is a component fund of the Nevada Community Foundation.
Kids Foundation of Sunrise Children’s Hospital was among 27 agencies receiving cash gifts – all a part of a “pay it forward” gesture. Generating cash from the sale of a 2007 Ford Shelby GT500 Super Snake donated last October by Barrett Jackson’s President Steve Davis, IPOF immediately became the receiving charity when the car sold in live auction. Barret Jackson donated the vehicle to the Injured Police Officers Fund because the charity pledged to give some of the proceeds to agencies and organizations serving as first responders. Jeff and Paulette Carpoff made the winning bid at the annual Barrett-Jackson auction on October 21, 2017.
“We have spent the last six (6) months selecting worthy organizations as the recipients of this generous, and much appreciated donation,” said Lieutenant Erik Lloyd, president of the Injured Police Officers Fund. “There are so many deserving first responder organizations and we made every effort to donate to those in our community that are on the frontlines of law enforcement, rescue and safety in Nevada.”
In acknowledging the gift, CEO of Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center, Todd P. Sklamberg, said, “We are fully committed to being excellent stewards of this amazing goodwill gift by the Injured Police Officers Fund. We are honored to stand side-by-side with all first responders as members of a community dedicated to healing.”
Photo caption: Members of the Injured Police Officers Fund (IPOF) Board gathered at Las Vegas Metro Police Department Headquarters today to present local charities with charitable monetary donations. Kids Foundation of Sunrise Children’s Hospital received one of the generous gifts. Kids Foundation of Sunrise Children’s Hospital is a component fund of The Nevada Community Foundation. Front: Las Vegas Metro Police Department Lieutenant Eric Lloyd, IPOF President presents Sunrise Hospital’s VP of Operations, Paige Laughlin, with a check. Jeff and Paulette Carpoff, who made the winning bid that funded IPOF’s grand gesture, appear next to Laughlin in the front row.
About the Injured Police Officers Fund
The mission of the Injured Police Officers Fund is to help reduce the financial burden suffered by Police Officers and their families in the event of a line of duty injury or death by providing monetary assistance to these Officers and their families. The IPOF was established in 1982 and is a 501(c)(3) organization.
About Kids Foundation of Sunrise Children’s Hospital
The newly established Kids Foundation of Sunrise Children’s Hospital strives to enrich kids’ lives and pave their way in health and wellness. It supports children of Las Vegas and its neighboring communities through charitable giving, education, injury prevention and advocacy. A component fund of the Nevada Community Foundation based in Las Vegas, NV, Kids Foundation of Sunrise Children’s Hospital is a public charity under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center and Sunrise Children’s Hospital
As Nevada’s largest acute care facility and Level II Trauma Center, Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center offers high quality, patient-centered healthcare to the residents of southern Nevada, its surrounding region and the millions of visitors that come to Las Vegas. Sunrise Hospital is now home to Nevada’s first and only Joint Commission Accredited Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center. The Heart Center at Sunrise Hospital offers advanced cardiac care and features an Accredited Chest Pain Center. In addition to having the busiest Emergency Department in Nevada, Sunrise Hospital is also home to a County-designated STEMI receiving center.
Located on the same campus is Sunrise Children’s Hospital - Nevada’s largest, most comprehensive children’s hospital and home to the only pediatric open heart surgery program in the state. It features a 24/7/365, dedicated pediatric emergency department. For more information on Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center, visit Sunrise Hospital, follow us on Twitter @SunriseLasVegas and Facebook.