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At Greater Nevada Credit Union, we believe in doing the right things for the right reasons, which is why our community involvement includes donations, sponsorships, fund raising, and employee volunteerism. We're proud to say that through our Employee Volunteer Program, 100% of our employees volunteer with non-profit and charitable organizations throughout northern Nevada.
In addition to participating in our Employee Volunteer Program, Greater Nevada employees teach financial literacy classes at local schools and community organizations.
Greater Nevada Takes the Plunge for Special Olympics
The Greater Nevada team had a great time Saturday, March 23 at Zephyr Cove Lake Tahoe at Polar Plunge 2013! We love joining our community in support of a good cause, and we were the proud recipients of the award for Top Corporate Fundraising Team! Our fundraising efforts in the months leading up to Polar Plunge brought in more than $10,000!
But we're even more proud that our Plunge Team was more than 70 strong including plungers, chickens (supporters) and volunteers. We'd like to extend our thanks to our community, our friends and our family who joined us to support these wonderful Special Olympics Athletes.
Plus, special thanks to our partner, the Nevada Wolf Pack Marching Band, who provided the fantastic soundtrack for the event.
Can't wait to do it again next year!
We're with The Band - Join Us?
We're hoping you'll join us in our exciting new partnership with the University of Nevada Marching Band. They've fired us up at Nevada's football, basketball, soccer and volleyball match-ups. Now it's our turn to support The Band.
GNCU has created the It's Time to Support the Band dollar-for-dollar fundraising program. For every penny, nickel, dime and dollar you contribute, we'll match it. Our goal is to raise $30,000 annually.
The money will help provide funds for new uniforms, replace old instruments and restore scholarships.
There are a number ways to make your tax-deductible contribution. You'll find donation stations at every Greater Nevada branch. At each home football and basketball game. Or you can Give Online.
It's Time to Support The Band!
Greater Nevada Fights Back Against Cancer
More than 125 Greater Nevada employees, Celebrated, Remembered and Fought back during the local American Cancer Society Relay For Life events in June, July and August.
We are proud to have seen our employees participate in the Reno, Carson City, Minden and Ely Relay For Life events, and to have contributed to the more than $293,000 that was raised for Cancer Research!
"It was wonderful to participate in the Reno Relay For Life this year," said Jen Jochim, Greater Nevada Mortgage Sales Assistant. "My dad was diagnosed with a rare form of blood Cancer in 2010, and this was the first Relay where I fundraised and walked the track in honor of him. It was touching for me to see the community come together to fundraise and help battle this terrible disease that affects so many people's lives."
Special Olympics Summer Games
Greater Nevada won an award for Corporate Volunteer Group of the Year and nearly twenty Greater Nevada team members participated in the Special Olympics Summer Games, which took place June 1 and 2 in Reno.
Volunteers got to help athletes at various events such as shot put, aquatics and more.
Jenny Casselman, GNMS Vice President of Loan Servicing, added, "I am so proud to support our SO athletes because I am a fan of courage, a fan of achievement and a fan of inclusion – all of which Special Olympics represents!"
Greater Nevada Team Members Go "Over the Edge" For Special Olympics
That's right! Five members of our team recently had the privilege of rappelling down the side of the Grand Sierra Resort June 29 and 30 to raise funds for Special Olympics Northern Nevada!
Thanks to everyone who supported our endeavors to change a life by helping make it possible for Northern Nevada athletes to compete.