Opportunity Village Announces Vice President of Philanthropy - Stacy Ostrau
LAS VEGAS – Effective October 4, Stacy Ostrau joined Opportunity Village as the Vice President of Philanthropy. Stacy is coming from RDK Melanoma Foundation as the Executive Director where she led all aspects of the Foundation to promote the mission through educational and programmatic events. She previously held positions with the Sun Sentinel Media Group and the Florida Marlins Baseball Club. Active in the community, Stacy has served in leadership roles in nonprofits organizations, spanning human service to the arts, education, and sports.
Throughout her career, Stacy has received several awards for community impact from groups including March of Dimes, Young at Art Children’s Museum, Debbie’s Dream Foundation, Broward Partnership for the Homeless, Special Olympics and Association of Fundraising Professionals.
Stacy earned a Bachelor’s degree from University of Georgia and a Master’s degree from Florida State University, and is a graduate of Leadership Broward and Leadership Fort Lauderdale.
At Opportunity Village, she will oversee fundraising initiatives and lead the Resource Development team.
About Opportunity Village
Mission: Opportunity Village is a not-for-profit organization that serves people within the Southern Nevada community with significant intellectual disabilities, to enrich their lives and the lives of their families.
Seven families who were determined to give their children with disabilities the best lives possible founded Opportunity Village in 1954. Now, more than six decades later, Opportunity Village is one of the most recognized and respected organizations of its type in the United States.
Nevada’s largest employer of people with disabilities, Opportunity Village serves over 3,000 individuals annually, providing vocational training, employment, habilitation and social recreation programs and services that improve their lives.
Folks supported in Opportunity Village’s Prevocational Training Programs and in jobs provided by the organization throughout the community, have collectively earned wages amounting to more than $3.7 million in 2020. They are hardworking and diligent, proudly paying taxes and happily leading fulfilling lives.
Primarily a self-funded organization, Opportunity Village generates the majority of its operational funding through its employment contracts, multiple business lines, fundraising efforts such as the Magical Forest and Great Santa Run, and grants on the federal and state level, saving Nevada taxpayers more than $37 million annually.
Erin Mowry, R&R Partners
Marty Wood, Opportunity Village