Meet Beverly Saperstein and Jeff Belcher
Volunteer docents profiled in newspaper
Volunteers are the backbone of any nonprofit and, of course, we think ours are extraordinary.
Two of our volunteer docents with interesting stories of their own were profiled in a Las Vegas newspaper in mid-December.
Beverly Saperstein, described as a “consummate” volunteer, and Jeff Belcher, who may have left town if not for the museum, were the focus of a Dec. 12, 2016, issue of The East View, a neighborhood publication of the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
Beverly, a docent since 2014, stands out for her enthusiasm and knowledge, the article noted.
“I like to volunteer and tell people all about the signs,” she said. “There’s so much artistry and history involved in the signs. The museum really is a treasure and I love to show it off.”
Beverly also volunteers at The Smith Center, Spring Mountain Ranch and the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Research. She formerly was a longtime volunteer at the now closed Liberace Museum. She revels in sharing stories of Las Vegas and its signage with everyone and is accustomed to—and loves—receiving applause at the end of her tours.
Meanwhile Jeff, director of nursing and surgical services at Centennial Hills Hospital, was having a hard time connecting with his new hometown and was thinking of leaving until touring the Neon Museum in 2013. He wasn’t even done with his first tour…when he asked how he could become a tour guide, too, the feature article said.
“I was just taken with everything here,” he said. “There are so many amazing pieces here, and now that I’m a guide, I get to see other people moved by them, too.”
Jeff is involved in causes related to AIDS, the American Heart Association and American Lung Association.
To read the entire feature on Beverly and Jeff, click here.
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