Lynne Carlson, LV70 Leadership, and her husband Glenn Carlson, LV78 Leadership,
may be two of the owners of the Phoenix Suns, but for the last few
years, they've been focusing their biggest game on Rady Children's
Hospital in San Diego.
Annual fundraisers hosted by the Carlson family have resulted in the
October 2010 dedication of Rady's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU),
which will care for the hospital's tiniest and most fragile patients.
new 32-bed NICU at theAcute Care Pavilion has 22 private home-like
rooms, helping moms to bond with their newborns. This is matched with
incredible medical advances to ensure the best possible care.
The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit also includes nature-themed
photography in patient rooms, two lactation rooms, and a parent waiting
room with children's play space. There is also a surgical center.
Lynne Carlson is an attorney turned philanthropist who also supports the Dr. William Kupiec Girls Academy in Nigeria, making several visits before and since the school has opened.
Glenn Carlson is the Chief Executive Officer and member of the Executive Committee of Brandes Investment Partners in San Diego – a leading investment advisory firm, managing equity and fixed income assets for institutional and private clients worldwide by applying the value investing approach pioneered by Benjamin Graham. The firm has total assets under management of $43.1 billion.
Under Todd's leadership, H4H has opened the Habitat ReStore
which generates operating revenue by salvaging, recycling and sourcing
overstock building materials and selling them to the public at highly
To learn more about Todd and how he got involved with Habitat for Humanity, click here.
Taylor "The Bomber" Barton, LV80 Leadership team Torchbearer, is a philanthropist by day and a NASCAR© driver by night. Sole owner of the Barton Racing Team, and aponsored by FullTiltPoker.net, Taylor is also an official spokesman for Boys and Girls Club of Las Vegas. Taylor grew up in
the Boys & Girls Clubs and credits the mentoring and programming at
the Clubs for his success and drive to accomplish his dream of becoming a
champion NASCAR© driver.
Taylor's mission is to lead by example, and to show young men and women all over the world that
they can achieve their dreams with determination, passion and hard
work. Jim Richards, President of Boys &
Girls Clubs of Las Vegas says: “Taylor’s dedication to the kids at the
Boys & Girls Club is evident in everything he does from his racing
career to his weekly visits to the Clubs. His fan base far exceeds that
of the racing world. Thousands of children cheer from the stands of Boys
& Girls Club’s gyms, learning zones, games rooms, ball fields,
computer labs and teen centers for our fellow Club member.”
Taylor has competitively raced in motorsports for more than 19 years. He began racing
motorcycles at age six and quickly displayed a natural talent and
passion for racing. During his racing career he has competed in more
than 200 competitions, locally and nationally, always placing in the top
ten, if not first place. Currently Barton races in the NASCAR© K&N
Pro Series and the NASCAR© Camping World Truck Series as part of the
Thompson Motorsports team. The other members of his Thompson Motorsports
team include Brett Thompson, Rick Boysal, John Wong, Kenny Vanderham,
Drew Reitsma and Kent Jensen.
In addition to racing, Barton is the
sole owner of the Barton Racing Team. Setting him apart from competitors
is his decision to make philanthropy a priority, supporting the Boys
& Girls Clubs of Las Vegas, through his sponsorships.
For more information on Taylor, visit http://tbartonracing.com