Insomniac Events held the 20th annual Electric Daisy Carnival back in June. The three day festival in Las Vegas is the biggest music festival in North America. A portion of ticket sales benefit some very deserving charities in Las Vegas. This year, Insomniac raised $120,000 which will benefit the Emergency Medicine Resident Research Fund, Injured Police Officers Fund and Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation. Each charity will receive $40,000.
Insomniac donated $1 per ticket and $10 per guest list attendee donation. Founder and CEO of Insomniac Events, Pasquale Rotella, had this to say about the big donation:
“Thanks to all the incredible Headliners who celebrated EDC’s 20th anniversary this year, we were able to collect thousands of dollars in ticket and guest list donations for Insomniac Cares. Las Vegas has done so much for us since 2011. It’s an amazing feeling to give back to some of the groups that do good work in the community. I’m proud to present funds to Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation, Injured Police Officers Fund, and Emergency Medicine Resident Research Fund.”
This is all part of Insomniac’s charitable giving initiative called, Insomniac Cares.
Insomniac has donated more than $540,000 to Las Vegas charities since 2011 with funds raised from EDC Las Vegas. Over the past two years, the company has also collected almost $190,000 through its pioneering EDC Week Charity Auction, with 100% of the proceeds going to worthwhile nonprofits. Since the Insomniac Cares program started in 2011, the company has collaborated with over 30 nonprofit organizations, both local and national, and donated over $1.4 million.
I applaud the entire team at Insomniac Events for giving back to communities where events are held. It’s nice to see our scene doing something positive and making a difference in the world.
Keep on dancing!