FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 30, 2015
Opportunity Village Announces New Hires
Danielle Schorr joins team as Special Events Manager and Kristin Hoxie Serves as Marketing Manager
LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Las Vegas’ favorite charity Opportunity Village continues to grow as they announce two new hires. Danielle Schorr has joined the Foundation Department as the Special Events Manager and Kristin Hoxie has been named the Marketing Manager.
Schorr brings years of extensive special events and catering expertise to Opportunity Village after serving as the Entertainment and Special Events Manager at the Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino. Prior to her role at the Downtown Grand, Schorr managed weddings and banquets at the Silverton Casino. Schorr is originally from Ohio where she studied at the University of Dayton. In her new role as the Special Events Manager, Schorr will be able to apply her previous experience to continue the growth of Opportunity Village through the numerous events the organization hosts every year.
Before relocating to Las Vegas and joining the Opportunity Village team, Hoxie spent many years working in marketing and non-profit management with positions at Quincy Newspapers Inc. and the Gardner Museum in Quincy, Illinois, as well as the Mad Cow Theatre in Orlando, Florida. Most recently Hoxie served as Trade Sales Coordinator and the Charity Champion of Merlin’s Magic Wand for Madame Tussauds Las Vegas. Hoxie attended Western Michigan University and Full Sail University where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Communications and a Master’s Degree in Entertainment Business. As the new Marketing Manager, Hoxie will conceptualize new and innovative ways to continually increase the presence and community awareness of the services and programs Opportunity Village offers.
About Opportunity Village
Mission: Opportunity Village is a not-for-profit organization that serves people within our community with significant intellectual disabilities, to enhance their lives and the lives of their families.
Opportunity Village was founded in 1954 by seven families who were determined to give their children with disabilities the best lives possible. Now, more than 60 years 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 (who we call OVIPs), Opportunity Village serves nearly 2,000 individuals annually, providing vocational training, employment, habilitation and social recreation programs and services that make their lives more purposeful and interesting.
Opportunity Village citizens – individuals who were previously considered unemployable – work at Opportunity Village’s Employment Resource Centers and in jobs throughout the community, collectively earning wages amounting to more than $3.9 million in 2014. They are hard-working and diligent, proudly paying taxes and happily leading more fulfilling lives.
Primarily a self-funded organization, Opportunity Village generates the majority of its operational funding through its employment contracts and fundraising efforts such as the Magical Forest and Great Santa Run, saving Nevada taxpayers nearly $35 million annually.