Special thanks to Levy Production Group for featuring Win-Win Entertainment on their “Heart of Vegas” show! Levy has always been a wonderful sponsor and supporter of my nonprofit and I (and we!) appreciate it so much! This aired on Cox Media’s YurView Las Vegas channel 96 & HD 1096.
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 :)
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.
“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.”
On January 21st 2017, Win-Win Entertainment kicked off its newest program at St. Jude’s Ranch for Children in Boulder City, NV. This program will bring Las Vegas entertainers to the ranch once a month to share their time and talent with the children and staff!
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.
These are only a few of the things you will witness in the most magical and humorous way at the Mac King Comedy Magic Show at Harrah’s Las Vegas!
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…
I guest hosted Valley View Live today, which is always a blast. Dave Scott, from the Australian Bee Gees, joined me to talk about Headliners Bash. It’s coming up quickly and you don’t want to miss it this year because it’s a going to be a huge event!
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.
LOVED performing our first Win-Win Entertainment show at St. Rose Dominican’s Rose de Lima hospital campus this morning! Such wonderful people. Vegas entertainers– reach out to me if you would like to get involved with Win-Win!
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 winwinentertainment.org, 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!!
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…
Jordan 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.
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.
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.
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!