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Boomers in Las Vegas are no stranger to philanthropy

Pandit Brijesh Raval, the priest at the Hindu Temple of Las Vegas, nods as parishioner Swadeep Nigam talks about volunteering and the college scholarship he has funded for a graduating Clark County high school student.

“It is a very good thing you do,” the priest said.

It’s lunchtime and Nigam, a 57-year-old Las Vegas Valley Water District financial analyst appointed to Nevada’s Equal Rights Commission by Gov. Brian Sandoval, lets Raval know that he and his wife will be cooking for an April temple function and asks him to let as many people as possible know about the scholarship.

“College is very expensive and the scholarship can help students and their parents,” he said.

Philanthropy, baby boomer style.

As Nigam and the rest of the boomer cohort approach or reach retirement, studies show the generation that wanted to change the world is still intent on leaving its mark.  Continue reading…

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One Comment to Boomers in Las Vegas are no stranger to philanthropy

  1. Reader says:

    Thanks for all you do, Swadeep. You do the community proud.

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