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LVMPD Foundation Hosts Luncheon Celebrating Female Leadership

Apr 23, 2024

LVMPD Foundation News

Las Vegas, April 23, 2024 – The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Foundation hosted its seventh Annual Wonder Women of Metro Luncheon at the Palms Casino Resort on Tuesday. The event celebrates and recognizes female leadership in law enforcement and in our community. Benefitting the LVMPD Foundation and its numerous programs, the luncheon serves as a reminder to appreciate the wonderful women in our lives who are dedicated to public safety and our community. In addition to raising important funds for the Foundation, this public awareness initiative pushes the needle forward in strengthening relationships between the LVMPD and those they serve. By recognizing and highlighting the women in the department and the importance that diverse perspectives bring to our community, we become stronger and safer.

This year’s event shined a spotlight on the DREAM (Discover, Redirect, Empower, Advocate, & Mentor) program, which is a 12-week mentoring and personal development program for at-risk teenagers. LVMPD Captain Michelle Tavarez spoke eloquently about the initiative, which engages young people and builds trust between officers and local children, creating a safer community. Newly-elected LVMPD Foundation Board member Antonio Accornero was in attendance at the event and generously donated to the DREAM fund. “I understand the importance of helping these kids to break bad cycles,” said Accornero. “With our support, they can look forward to a brighter, more productive future.”

The keynote speaker for this year’s luncheon was Tina Quigley, President & CEO of Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance. Her priorities for the agency include strengthening partnerships with regional economic development stakeholders and workforce training programs. Quigley – who believes firmly in approaching regional projects with collaborative, multiagency communication, and public inclusion – is active on several boards, including Workforce Connections, NV GrantLab, Fulfillment Fund of Las Vegas, Desert Research Institute, and the Nevada Chapter of the International Women’s Forum.

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Antonio Accornero’s generous contributions to the LVMPD over the years have helped to fund many initiatives, such as community engagement and public safety programs. A longtime supporter of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police, Accornero pledges to continue to advocate for the Department with upcoming fundraising events. For more information about Antonio’s philanthropic efforts and how to become involved, please visit

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