The Heart Of Education Awards



We have great teachers living right here in our community. These include educators who go above and beyond to put kids first and not only teach, but also inspire. They work tirelessly and never ask for recognition. They are unsung heroes and deserve to hear more thanks from the people of Clark County.

A teacher awards program at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is credited with helping to retain and recruit great teachers in Washington, D.C., which has inspired The Smith Center to offer such recognition in our own community. Thanks to financial support from The Rogers Foundation and the help of the public, The Smith Center is pleased to offer a grand celebration for educators here in Las Vegas: The Heart of Education Awards.

The inaugural event in 2015 saw tremendous community support, which The Smith Center hopes to build upon. A great education starts with great educators, and we are proud to point our spotlight in their direction.

This year’s Heart of Education Awards will honor hundreds of educators with an invitation-only event at The Smith Center. The prestigious evening will feature a red carpet, swag bags for all of our invited teachers, and spectacular entertainment.

About The Rogers Foundation

The Rogers Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Las Vegas, Nevada. Founded in 2013 by Jim and Beverly Rogers, The Rogers Foundation awards scholarships to individual students in Southern Nevada, grants to educational institutions in Southern Nevada, and support for artists and organizations that support the arts in Southern Nevada. Founded and based in Southern Nevada, The Rogers Foundation can be contacted at 702.657.3114 or online at www.TheRogers.Foundation.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Intended as a community-wide support mechanism for educators, The Heart of Education Awards welcomes sponsorship opportunities to engage further transformation in our schools. To pledge your support, contact Tanja Brennan, Director of Corporate Sponsorship, at 702.749.2342 or