Jeff’s Non-Profit: Win-Win

Win-Win Entertainment’s First Hospital Shows in Minneapolis

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What a special day for Win-Win Entertainment as we continue our national expansion! Today marks our very first hospital show in Minneapolis at Star Studio at Children’s Minneapolis featuring the Director of Win-Win Minneapolis magician Tim Gabrielson. We cannot thank Eriq “The Dude,” Seth, Tonya and the whole team at Star Studio enough for being such gracious hosts. We can’t wait to come back next month :)

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Press Release: “Win-Win Entertainment Launches Minneapolis Chapter with Tim Gabrielson Performance at ‘Rein in Sarcoma’ on January 29th”

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LAS VEGAS, NV – JANUARY 27, 2017 — Win-Win Entertainment is launching its Minneapolis city chapter with a performance by nationally renowned Entertainer and Keynote Speaker Tim Gabrielson at “Rein in Sarcoma” on January 29th. Tim will perform his inspirational blend of comedy and magic for sarcoma patients, survivors, and their loved ones. Tim will also be visiting local area hospitals this weekend and performing for sarcoma patients who are unable to attend the fundraiser / awareness event itself.

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“Performer Offers Entertaining Solution to Help Children” – Boulder City Review, Hunter Terry

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“The kids at St. Jude’s Ranch for Children were treated to a private show Saturday when Jeff Civillico took a break from headlining at The Flamingo to perform… The kids at the ranch have been through some tough times in their young lives and the performance made for a joyful day they won’t soon forget, according to St. Jude’s Executive Director Myesha Wilson.”

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Press Release: “Win-Win Entertainment Launches Monthly Show Program at St. Jude’s Ranch for Children”

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BOULDER CITY, NV – JANUARY 12, 2017 — Win-Win Entertainment is launching a new ongoing monthly entertainment program at St. Jude’s Ranch for Children in Boulder City, NV on Saturday, January 21. Each month, a professional Las Vegas entertainer will travel to St. Jude’s Ranch, and give of his or her time and talent to perform for the children and staff. With this monthly show series, the children of St. Jude’s Ranch will be treated to a variety of family-friendly, inspirational entertainers including magicians, jugglers, puppeteers, storytellers, actors, singers, dancers, musicians, and more. The children will have opportunities to engage with the performers through interactive workshops and post-show question and answer sessions. Win-Win Entertainment Founder & Chairman Jeff Civillico is leading off this program with the first show on January 21st, at 2 p.m.

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“Win-Win Entertainment” News – May 2016

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The month of April proved to be the greatest manifestation of Win-Win’s mantra, “Love.Serve.Give.” It is a message that resonates in the heart of each and every Win-Win entertainer and volunteer. April posed some of our greatest challenges as we were deeply saddened and affected by the loss of three of our dearest, youngest friends in the span of 5 weeks. Children whom we had grown to love, visiting with them through our Win-Win Wednesday program at Sunrise Children’s Hospital. We were fortunate enough to get to know these brave, amazing children, and their families. They became part of our little Win-Win family, part of our story and purpose. Our friends endured difficult, lengthy hospital stays – in particular, our friend, Nimo, struggled through a consecutive 10-month stay…

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TV Spot | Channel 8 Las Vegas Now – Headliners Bash 2015

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I started making the rounds today to talk about the upcoming Headliner’s Bash. Brian was a great sport too, always a good time with news anchors! Headliner’s Bash is Win Win Entertainment’s annual fundraiser. It provides our non-profit with funds so we can continue to give back to the community and other non-profits next year.

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Win-Win Entertainment Board Retreat

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A new year means a fresh look at goals not just for Jeff Civillico, Inc. of course, but also for my nonprofit Win-Win Entertainment.  Readers of this blog know  how important my nonprofit is to me!  2012 was all about getting Win-Win off the ground – building the initial database, the core of a board, getting our 501(c)3, our website up, etc.   I feel 2013 was Win-Win Entertainment’s breakthrough year.  We surpassed all expectations in year two across every metric – in number of performers and nonprofits registered on, in events executed, in board development, and especially in community response.

Our 13 events in 2013 were capped off by “Headliners Bash” at The Linq – a monstrous show with 13 headliners, 11 sponsors, a pre-show reception and silent auction, and 500+ in attendance.  The event raised more then $40,000 to help us fulfill our mission of matching entertainers with charity events.

Tom Kovach led our retreat and he was phenomenal.  We set goals for 2014, 2015, and beyond.   We discussed everything from creating an app for registered performers to sign up easily for charity events, to getting Headliners Bash 2014 on Netflix.  It’s gonna be a good year!!

Tom Kovach, nonprofit strategic planning guru
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Cirque du Soleil’s Jordan Fiksenbaum Joins Win-Win Entertainment Board

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It’s hard for me to not get really excited about Win-Win Entertainment and its development when guys like Jordan Fiksenbaum join our board of directors.  Jordan is an entertainment, marketing, PR, networking absolute powerhouse in Vegas and beyond.  Welcome aboard, Jordan!  I’m excited to learn from you…

jordanJordan Fiksenbaum has been working professionally in the live entertainment industry for more than 25 years. He has been involved in numerous senior management roles specializing in: sales and marketing, business and strategic planning, general management, event programming, ticketing and operations.  Within the theatre industry, he has worked on a number of award-winning productions including The Phantom of The Opera, Show Boat, Sunset Boulevard, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Ragtime, Disney’s The Lion King, Wicked, Les Misérables, Spamalot and many more.

Currently serving as Cirque du Soleil’s Vice President of Marketing and Public Relations North American Resident Shows Division, Mr. Fiksenbaum is responsible for the day-to-day marketing, sales and PR activities for the nine productions currently performed in North America.  Before joining Cirque du Soleil, Mr. Fiksenbaum was Vice President of Theatrical Presentations for Kimmel Center Inc. in Philadelphia, where he developed the center’s inaugural theatrical season and had executive oversight and day-to-day management over all theatrical operations for the 50 productions that the center presented during his tenure.  Mr. Fiksenbaum has also worked as a business consultant with a diverse group of companies including, Feld Entertainment, Dupont, The Kodak Theatre, Theatre Dreams, and the Olympics in Sydney and Salt Lake City.

Learn more about Win-Win Entertainment and our Board of Directors.

Win-Win Entertainment “Headliners Bash 2013” Highlights

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Yet again, I’ve been completely blown away by the generosity of the Las Vegas entertainment community.

The support for our “Headliners Bash” fundraiser was overwhelming. Read more about this important effort to support Win-Win Entertainment.

Silent auction

Let the silent auction extravaganza experience begin! Hey, it’s Vegas, a little hype can’t hurt.

The event on November 22, 2013 brought in a whopping $40,000. The incredible generosity of our community will allow Win-Win Entertainment, which I describe as a “charity for charities,” to produce dozens of charity events in 2014 and beyond.

Here are some video highlights from the “Headliners Bash” event.

It’s so exciting to look back and see how far we’ve come, all thanks to our Board members, our donors and so many charities out in the community fighting the good fight, often doing a lot with relatively little. Win-Win allows these organizations to amplify their events so they can have an even greater impact on the people who need their services most.

Matt Milone

Matt our Win-Win Treasurer is great and all, but let’s face it, everyone’s looking at that attractive young woman in the background. Hello, it’s the Internet.

Win-Win Entertainment started a couple of years ago with me calling friends, Las Vegas entertainers, and asking them to do a charity show here and there. Now, Win-Win Entertainment is a 501(c)(3) with a board of directors of 10 people, a fleshed-out budget and lots of big plans for the future.

Thank you for all the support!