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Veteran, Friend, and Donor

Updated: Sep 15, 2023

Steven Luce and his wife have been long standing supporters of The Desert Winds and the Making Music Matter Foundation. Steve's support of the ensemble and its Veterans Day Salute concerts goes well beyond just being in the audience.

Las Vegas Jewish Community Veteran Pilot Donor to The Desert Winds and Making Music Matter Foundation
Eagle Soaring: Steve Luce is pictured in 1980 right before starting flight training.

Steven has been featured as a speaker during our Congregation Ner Tamid concerts and has been instrumental in building a relationship with the Las Vegas and Henderson Jewish communities.

Steven is one of our favorite Veterans having served for over 30 years in the US Navy as an officer and a pilot! Dr. Charles Maguire and Steve bonded over their shared family history of military service. After being "moved tremendously" at their first Desert Winds Veterans Day Concert, Steven and his wife became monthly donors to the organization. Dr. Maguire acclaimed that, "Steve reminds me of all that is right in the world; selfless devotion, service, duty, country and humankind. Steve is simply the consummation of the American spirit"

The annual tribute to veterans, offered free to the public, is a testament to the organization’s support. According to Steve, “ I treasure our relationship and am proud to support this great organization”.

Join Steve and The Desert Winds, Thursday, November 9, 2023 at 7:00 p.m. as we present Eagle Soaring: A Veterans Day Salute at Congregation Ner Tamid. Event is free to the public through the generous support of the Nevada Arts Council, the National Endowment of The Arts, and Palm Mortuary.

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