The Simms Foundation is proud to provide funding for local public broadcasting on Vegas PBS Channel 10. Below are the shows we sponsor in part to maintain their programming in our area. We hope to maintain a long-term commitment to Public Television in Southern Nevada.
Vegas PBS Programs Supported In Part by the Simms Foundation
Thanks for Everything!
The Simms Foundation Salutes These Notable Pillars of the Las Vegas Community
Raised in Las Vegas, Al’s 25 dedicated years with the Las Vegas Valley Water District helped ensure our very precious water supply.
Dr. Charles W. Peterson
Bill practiced dentistry for 42 years. First in the Navy, then Utah, California, and ending with 31 years in the Las Vegas valley.
In 1950, he moved his family west to open the Desert Inn hotel. Corbin’s successful career from dealer to casino manager spanned three decades.
Chuck was a walking sports almanic and quickly found a home as a local boxing judge. He became the executive director of the Nevada Athletic Commission.
Edward Mike Davis
His “bet it all” approach to investments soon brought him to Las Vegas. He always called Las Vegas his home.
Jim taught Las Vegas to dance. First with Arthur Murray, and then to an elite list of private clients.
Rose & Pop
The Simms Foundation believes communication is critical to all of us. We especially appreciate how important signing is to the deaf, their friends and their families.
Steve headed to Las Vegas in the 60’s. His days at the Flamingo, Barbary Coast, and South Point were marked by such famous restaurants as “The Candlelight Room” and “Michaels”.
The World War II fighter pilot stayed in Las Vegas pumping gas, then leasing his intial Texaco station. Ted’s service you can trust grew county-wide.
Originally from St. Louis, Tommy became one of the best hosts in Las Vegas. First at the Golden Steer, then Caesars, and back to the ‘Steer.
A cornerstone of the Las Vegas legal community, he seemed to understand that sometimes things happen.
Edward Karstedt Simms
Saved from a shorter life, Eddie was both a magnificent beast and a gift to home security. God bless you Edward.