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Explore Knowledge Foundation

Who We Are

The Explore Knowledge Foundation is a 501c3 tax exempt corporation operating to support Explore Knowledge Academy through solicitation of large fund charitable donations and resources for the benefit of the school.

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How Can I Make a Diffrence?

 

 

Do you have about 5 hours of time each year to give to your child’s school?  If so, the Explore Knowledge Foundation might be the perfect committee to join.  The Foundation is a 501c3 tax exempt entity that focuses on supporting the school through fundraising and facilities support.  Did you know that the Foundation owns the physical school buildings and property? They do! The Foundation is in need of some new members and hopes that you will join us.  We meet roughly once each quarter  (4 times a year) virtually for about an hour on a Tuesday at 5:30 pm. If you are interested in being a part of the Foundation and supporting EKA, please reach out to the Foundation President, Mr. Gary Hay, at haygary01@gmail.com.

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Board Members

Meet our Board Members

Gary Hay

Gary Hay

President

Gary has been in Las Vegas for 16 years. After a successful 20+ year career in Medical Publishing he decided to make a career change to the Financial Services Industry. He started his career with Wells Fargo Advisors in early 2011 and moved to The Wealth Consulting Group in early 2013 as part of the Physicians Division working with doctors and other professionals within the local medical community and across the country. Gary has been married to his wife, Michelle, for 31 years. They have three children with one still at home and enrolled at Explore Knowledge Academy.  Gary graduated from Middle Tennessee State University with a bachelor’s degree in Marketing.  He is pursuing a Master of Finance Degree and currently serves as President of Business Networking International Henderson Chapter. Gary enjoys the beach, boating, golf, reading and spending time with his family.

Richard Pabst

Richard Pabst

Trustee

Richard Pabst joined the Las Vegas operation of Freeman AV as Vice President and General Manager in 2009. He has over 25 years of experience in the meetings industry, and the majority of his audio visual career has been with PSAV, where his responsibilities included technical services, human resources, field operations, sales and senior management. Before joining Freeman AV, Richard was PSAV’s Las Vegas-based Regional Vice President of Operations and Hotel Sales, overseeing a multi-state region. Richard graduated with High Honors from California State University, Fullerton, with a BA in Film and Video Production. Richard is a Director on the Board of the Southern Nevada Coalition for Wildlife, a committee member and past committee chair with the Las Vegas chapter of the Rocky Mountain Elk foundation and an avid outdoorsman.

Amy Beaulieu

Amy Beaulieu

Treasurer

Amy earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism and political science from Culver-Stockton College, Canton, Missouri.  She holds her master’s degree from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in hospitality administration and was the program’s first graduate.  Amy taught part-time at UNLV, sharing her extensive knowledge of the meeting and event industry to equip students to enter Las Vegas’s competitive workplace.   She has worked for many different nonprofits in the community as well as both UNLV and UNR-SOM.

Amy currently is the Marketing Administrator for NCS Engineers Family of Companies, a civil/electrical firm based in Phoenix with local offices throughout the Southwest.

Amy serves the community in multiple ways.    Amy has served on the Foundation Board since 2015.   She is also currently the Chair of the Whitney Township Advisory Board.

Amy has been married to her college sweetheart for 29 years, who is an electrical engineer with the Clark County Water Reclamation District.  Their son is a recent graduate of Explore Knowledge Academy, who attended from 1st grade.

She and her family are season subscribers to the Broadway series at The Smith Center.

Elizabeth Serna

Elizabeth Serna

Trustee

Elizabeth has over 18 years experience working in the medical and mental health fields. As a Las Vegas native, she attended the Community College of Southern Nevada and Nevada State College where she graduated with a Bachelors in Psychology and Minor in Addictions Counseling. Later, she received a Masters of Social Work with an emphasis in Mental Health and sub-concentration in Military Social Work from the University of Southern California. Elizabeth has worked with diverse populations of all ages, but she especially enjoys working with children and adolescents. In the past, she served on an SOT Board for a local CCSD high school. She has volunteered at several CCSD schools throughout the years. She was a remote instructor for Columbia University- an Ivy League University based in NYC. Elizabeth is the proud parent of two children who have attended EKA. Elizabeth looks forward to serving in the EKA Foundation.

Diana Morgan

Diana Morgan

Secretary

Diana has more than 15 years of fundraising and leadership experience in the nonprofit sector including overseeing individual giving programs that generate significant revenue. Diana’s previous fundraising experience includes serving as Director of Development at the DISCOVERY Children’s Museum, Major Gifts Officer at Vegas PBS, Director of Development at The Gay & Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada, Program Design Manager at Harris Connect – IDC Fundraising Division, and Director of Direct Marketing at the Minnesota Medical Foundation at the University of Minnesota. Diana received a Bachelor of Arts in Geography with a Secondary Social Studies Teaching License from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro. She moved to Nevada from Minnesota in 2009 with her husband and daughter. Diana joined the Nevada Gives board in January 2013 and the Explore Knowledge Academy Foundation board in July 2015.