Deirdre Strunk


With all that Deirdre has accomplished in terms of fundraising, her favorite quote carries even more weight, 'No one becomes poor by giving.'
She is known as cupid for her track record of successfully matching seven married couples. "I just love love."

Executive Spa Director, Canyon Ranch Spa Club, Las Vegas

Deirdre Strunk is the Executive Spa Director Canyon Ranch Spa Club at the Venetian and Palazzo in Las Vegas, Nevada, where she also resides. She is known as cupid for all the spas she has worked at, her track record is successfully matching seven married couples. “I just love love.”

“I am a passionate volunteer for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society. In 2014, I competed for the organization’s Women of the Year award. Seven men and seven women, nominated by members of the community, competed by secret fundraising, meaning no one knew anyone else totals as they raised money. I raised $61,500 in ten weeks and was name Leukemia Lymphoma Society’s 2014 Woman of the Year. That was the highest amount ever raised in Nevada to date.

Additionally, I have secured a research grant that I named in honor of my husband who is battling a rare form of leukemia that is not treatable or curable. When diagnosed in 2010 he was given anywhere from two months to two years to live. I am happy to report he is doing well and we will soon be celebrating seven years since his diagnosis.  

In 2015, I became the President of the Leukemia Lymphoma Society Board of Directors for Southern Nevada. I have personally raised more than $400,000 and now with three research grants that we have been able to name after my husband, I am so proud of the work we do and the people we support. Our cure is coming!” With all that Deirdre has accomplished in terms of fundraising, her favorite quote carries even more weight, “No one becomes poor by giving.”


With all that Deirdre has accomplished in terms of fundraising, her favorite quote carries even more weight, 'No one becomes poor by giving.'