Hummingbirds' Founders

Jennifer Johnson

Jennifer Johnson is a parent first, and then a parent advocate. Aware of arts education budget cuts in her hometown of Las Vegas, Jennifer developed and coordinated the program For Kids, For Art, For Charity to restore teacher resources for arts’ education funding district wide at every grade level and to create an education program at Opportunity Village, a center for people with physical and learning disabilities. After the success of For Kids, For Art, For Charity, Jennifer began work on Songs for Darfur, a project to build a school for refugees in the Sudan.READ MORE

Cathy Vanderford


Cathy Vanderford, a mother, wife, and daughter, has dedicated her life to bringing people together in the name of good. Beginning her career in Education at the elementary school level, she realized quickly the importance of funding and fairness for every child. She put this passion to work by developing and implementing the program For Kids, For Art, For Charity. Focusing on two unique needs in Las Vegas, this program raised much needed funds for art education and an arts program for people with mental disabilities at Opportunity Village.READ MORE