Jim and Beverly Rogers’ philanthropic endeavors span multiple decades. In addition to hundreds of institutional grants and individual college education scholarships for students, there have been several especially notable donations:
Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada, in conjunction with the Las Vegas Philharmonic, received $91,804 in order to purchase instruments and tablets for a music program, kicking off in three Southern Nevada locations.
Coral Academy of Science received $100,000 to support math programs for students, by providing tutors, before and after school programs and weekend learning programs.
John S. Park Elementary School received $100,000 to purchase iPads as a literacy learning tool for all students in grades 2-5.
The Black Mountain Institute was founded in 2006 to serve as an international literary center for creative writers and scholars. It partners with the University of Nevada, Las Vegas’ Department of English to bring readings, lectures, and panel discussions to the Las Vegas community free of charge. With the Rogers’ $30 million donation, the Institute was realigned and renamed the Beverly Rogers, Carol C. Harter Black Mountain Institute. The donation provided for a new library and reading room, as well as created Fellowships and budgetary infusions over a 15-year period. Visit site
In 1998, the William S. Boyd School of Law received a donation of $28.5 million from Jim Rogers, with many crediting him as being instrumental in the School’s growth and success. Jim had dedicated a large part of his life to the cause of building and strengthening the Nevada education system, including serving as the ninth chancellor of the Nevada System of Higher Education from 2005 to 2009. Visit site
In 1997, Jim Rogers was especially proud to be able to make a record-setting donation to The University of Arizona’s law school, the school from which he graduated in 1962. Jim believed the education he received from there was truly the foundation that fostered much of his personal and professional success. Jim pledged $115 million to the law school, and in 1998, the law school was named after him. Visit site
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