About Make An Impact 2017



Monday, February 20th, 2017
City Impact Center | Doors Open at 6:00PM
Silent auction, raffle, Dinner, Awards.


Buy Gala Tickets | Donate  Silent Auction

Each year, the City Impact Foundation joins with community, business, educational and non-profit leaders to celebrate the accomplishments of our students, center, and community.

The event provides an opportunity to learn about City Impact Foundation, hear directly from staff, students, business leaders, and network with colleagues.

The Make An Impact Gala also honors community business leaders or companies who has worked diligently to help fulfill our mission. 

The City Impact Foundation will celebrate our Annual “Make An Impact” Gala on February 20, 2017, at the City Impact Center located in Las Vegas, Nevada. 

Each year, this festive occasion promotes the mission of our foundation and raises significant funds in support of both current and future assistance provided to those when they need it most.  

Guests will enjoy a wonderful evening, hearing inspirational words from leaders in the business industry, individuals who go above and beyond to make an impact in their respective communities, and a few words from those who have been helped by the funds your sponsorships have helped us raise. All of this while dining on amazing food and enjoying the company of so many great people from around the nation. 

(Special thanks goes to our 2017 Gala Chair, Elizabeth Gallagher.)


Make An Impact 2016 Event Photos 

About City Impact Center

Our Mission

To impact the Las Vegas community by providing on-site access to programs, education, housing and wellness organizations that ensure citizens, young and old, can live productive, healthy and whole lives.


About City Impact Center

The CIC main facility opened its doors in June of 2008 in response to the increasing challenge of creating a safe and positive environment that would foster social interaction and personal development for local children, individuals and families. The campus has been transformed into a multidimensional community complex that provides desperately needed services to low-income individuals. We have a charter school on campus for grades 7-12, free child and adult medical clinics. We provide dental screenings for emergency dental services, a full service food bank providing packaged foods, fresh produce and meat/milk products and prepared meals, after school programs for ages k-12, hot meal programs, homework tutoring and mentoring, physical activities, family mentoring, GED/HSE/ESL education, job placement assistance, classes in computer training and parenting involvement. Many of these activities and services have resulted from the dire necessities of the community, coupled with a core group of passionate staff and volunteers and committed community partners working together to make a difference.

City Impact was founded by Randy Greer who has been the Senior Pastor of Trinity Life Center for 20 years.  For 60 years Trinity Life Center has been a corner stone for the people in Las Vegas    Randy’s vision was to implement programs that foster community development and enrichment. Therefore City Impact Center a (501C3) was created and developed to accomplish this vision!

City Impact Center has partnered with the following organizations; Innovation International Charter School (Clark County School District), Urban Impact Night School (College of Southern Nevada), Helping Kids Clinic and Adults Too, Calvary downtown outreach. Franklin Davis UCLV Teen Challenge – (Calvary School).

City Impact’s mission is to improve people’s lives physically, mentally and emotionally. Classes are offered for adults that range from practical education classes like GED/HSE Teen Challenge and English as a Second Language, to Life Controlling and programs such as High School Equivalency  that help individuals who are struggling with substance abuse. With all efforts we purpose to help people change their lives for the better. We believe that when you help people; you are helping your community and making a positive difference in the world.



City Impact Center Directors




Make An Imapct 2017 Sponsors

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Meet the Amazing team behind the  

Make An Impact 2017 Gala

7178108Elizabeth Gallagher
Founder & President of:
The Gallagher Group International
Make An Impact 2017 Gala Chair




Gallagher Group International (GGI) was founded by Elizabeth Gallagher as a global business development, branding, and public relations firm. As an advocate for diversity, Gallagher’s passion has been to develop, advance and promote minority-owned businesses. 

For the last 30 years, Elizabeth Gallagher has dedicated time and resources to advocate for minority entrepreneurs. As Former Vice Chair of The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, she represented 3.4 million Hispanic-Owned Businesses. This platform has allowed her to establish herself on a local, national and global level both in the business community and with government officials.

Previously, she was President & CEO of SAVI Construction, and Condor Training and Aviation where she worked with clients such as Donald Trump, Richard Branson, MGM Resorts International and Caesars Entertainment among others. Her talent, being both influential and professional, lies in connecting businesses on a global level. 

IMG_0027-2Derek R. Basista
Founder & CEO of:
Charity Events Group
Make An Impact Event Designer 




As a young man, Derek knew he wanted to make a big difference in the world of the ever changing business industry.

Later in life, he came to find that his role would be to create and maintain a state-of-the-art Website & Graphic Design firm located in the Northeast United States. As the years passed after starting his first company, AWC Global Business Solutions, Derek found that as his company was growing, so were the needs of the businesses that utilized his services. After many long months and hours of preparation, it was announced that Derek was opening a second company to run alongside that of his first.

As of today, Derek has started Charity Events Group to help non-profit organizations and charities plan and manage their events. This company was started out of Derek’s love of helping those in need. “I love this company and all who have helped make my dreams come true.

Key Contact Information


City Impact Center

950 E. Sahara Ave.
Las Vegas, NV 89104

Phone: 702.888.4CIC
Phone: 702.888.4242


Gallagher Group International

4055 Spencer, Ste. 206
Las Vegas, NV 89119

Phone 702.735.8850 
Fax 702.735.8870


Charity Events Group

30 Knightsbridge Road, Ste. 525
Piscataway, New Jersey 08854

Phone 732.384.3444
Fax 908.547.0326