20th Annual Paint the Town Red Gala

Saturday, April 1, 2023

The Junior League of Las Vegas (JLLV) will host its 20th Annual Paint The Town Red event on Saturday, April 1, 2023 at 6 p.m. This event is JLLV’s largest annual fundraiser honoring individuals who have made outstanding contributions to volunteerism and developing the potential of women in our local community. This year’s theme is a “Met Gala-Inspired Celebration.”


We have three amazing honorees this year. We are honoring Elizabeth Blau with our Florence Lee Jones Humanitarian Award, and LuAnn Kutch will receive our Lifetime Community Achievement Award. Our Community Impact Award will go to the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).

The Florence Lee Jones Humanitarian Award was established to recognize Southern Nevadans who have made significant, enduring contributions to humanity in keeping with the ideals of JLLV. These contributions include promoting the welfare of humankind, with an emphasis on education and other services benefiting Southern Nevada’s women and children. We are excited to present Elizabeth Blau with the award this year! Elizabeth’s work in increasing opportunities for women leaders through The Women’s Hospitality Initiative, and her focus on serving vulnerable individuals in the Las Vegas community through the Delivering with Dignity program reflect the mission of JLLV.

The Lifetime Achievement Award honors a sustaining member of JLLV for her dedication to volunteerism and commitment to making a difference in our community. We are excited to present the award to LuAnn Kutch this year! LuAnn’s public service ethic exemplifies the purpose and mission of JLLV, including our mission of developing the potential of women and improving communities through the leadership of trained volunteers. LuAnn has been a pivotal member of JLLV for over 35 years. Since joining JLLV in 1987, she has chaired and served on a number of JLLV’s committees. She helped shape the direction of JLLV through her work on the Strategic Planning Committee, Board of Directors, and as President from 1987-1988. LuAnn was recognized for her contributions as the Heart of Gold Award recipient in 1999 and 2003.

We are pleased to announce our Community Impact Award recipient this year: UFC. The Community Impact Award was created by JLLV in 2021 to recognize organizations that have significantly contributed to the Las Vegas community.  Since launching its corporate social responsibility program in 2017, #UFCInTheCommunity,  UFC has partnered with over 175 charities around the world, directly contributing more than $9 million dollars to non-profit organizations, including local charities such as Make-A-Wish of Southern Nevada, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Las Vegas, Three Square Foodbank, Opportunity Village, Cure 4 The Kids Foundation, JLLV, and many more! In 2021, UFC officially launched the UFC Foundation. As the charitable arm of UFC, the Foundation is committed to supporting various charitable organizations and initiatives throughout the state of Nevada, and beyond.


We will open our silent auction on March 27, 2023. Once the auction is live, anyone can bid on our silent auction items through our website: pttr23.givesmart.com. Attendees can also bid on the silent auction items throughout the evening of the event. We will also have a live auction for event attendees.  All proceeds raised from the event will be used to support JLLV’s projects, community initiatives and education programs.

Sponsorships, donations, ticket and table sales are currently available to purchase at www.PTTR23.GiveSmart.com

Limited rooms are available at a discounted rate under the PTTR Room Block and can be purchased at https://book.passkey.com/go/NXJLL