ECF’s M.E.N.U.S. gala supports the foundation’s primary charitable endeavor of awarded full-ride scholarships to deserving Clark County high school students who are passionate about pursuing careers in the hospitality or culinary industries. This upscale evening will feature an exclusive dine around at Hard Rock Hotel and is highlighted by more than 50 of the city’s finest chefs, restaurants, mixologists, and beverage distributors.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12TH, 2018
M.E.N.U.S. 2017 Highlight Reel
Thank You To Our 2018 Sponsors
AE&ES, A-One Exhibits, Champagne Creative Group, Channel 8, Channel 13, Cultural Diversity Foundation, Delos, Dress the Drink, Eureka Casino Resort, Farmer Brothers, Fourth, Freedom Meats, Greg Stenson, Hospitality Glass Brands USA, J.R. Simplot Company, KTNV, KLAS, KVVU, Las Vegas Magazine, Las Vegas Weekly, Las Vegas Woman, My LVTV, Premier Incentives, Pure Promotions, Scarlett Entertainment, Style Event Design, The Marketing Project, Tyson Foods, UNLV College of Hospitality, Western Pacific Distributors, Ultimate Boat Racing Experience, Vegas Magazine
Don and Lorie Forman both moved to Las Vegas in the mid ‘90s. Don is from Seattle and Lorie is from Long Island, NY.
In spring 2003, Don was given the opportunity to buy United Auto Group after rising through the car automotive ranks and has owned and operated United Nissan ever since. He expanded in Las Vegas and, at one point, owned 6 different franchises. Most recently, Don owned additional Nissan franchises in Tustin, Corona and San Diego.
Lorie, an International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness professional bikini competitor, is the foundation behind the Forman family. In addition to her career in fitness and the family’s charity interests, Lorie keeps a full schedule with the couple’s four children, Karl, Alex, Ashlee, and Alexis.
Don and Lorie are extremely committed to our Las Vegas and Henderson communities. Both enjoy donating to our military, local law enforcement, school districts and Hispanic community. This year, Don and Lorie gave each of ECF’s newest students a hand up in life by gifting them a new Nissan.
If you ask Don and Lorie about their favorite opportunity to give, unanimously they would respond with the Fox 5 Surprise Squad.
“The joy you get from giving in such a spontaneous situation is hard to duplicate. We know that every dollar donated is going straight to whomever needs it. The hardest part is holding back your own emotions when you know that you have helped change someone’s course in life or just made their day a bit brighter,” said Lorie Forman.
Both Don and Lorie enjoy various hobbies like collecting classic cars and wine. They also love spending time at their home in Dana Point, California.