At Greater Nevada we're dedicated to supporting our communities through sponsorships, fundraising and employee volunteerism. In fact, through our Community Service Program, 100% of our employees volunteer with local non-profit and charitable organizations, including teaching financial literacy classes at local schools. We've also created partnerships with Special Olympics Nevada, University of Nevada Wolf Pack Marching Band, and Truckee Meadows Habitat for Humanity.
You're invited to join us at upcoming events and see highlights from past events below.
Join Us at Upcoming Events
June 3-4: 28th Annual Fishing Derby at Lampe Park in Gardnerville
Greater Nevada volunteers will help at the fishing derby with registration, set up and tear down, tickets, cleaning and more.
June 3-4: CHS class of 2017 Safe and Sober Graduation Party
Our Greater volunteers are just a handle of those who help chaperon the overnight party which allows the graduates to enjoy a fun, safe and sober celebration. Since it's inception in 1986, there have been zero graduate fatalities on graduation night.
June 3 & 10: Fundraising at Greater Nevada Field
We'll have volunteers working the June 3 and 10 Reno Aces ball games to help raise funds for the Reed High school Marching Band. Be sure to stop by our booth if you are attending the game!
Supporting Our Local Special Olympics Athletes
It was another successful Bowl for the Gold tournament on November 13, when Greater Nevada and other volunteers used their bowling skills to raise funds for Special Olympics Nevada. The Wolf Pack Marching Band was also there to show their support!
Greater Nevada team members once again took the plunge during the 2015 Special Olympics Polar Plunge at Lake Tahoe. Our fundraising efforts, including our highly anticipated pancake eating contest, brought in more than $18,000, exceeding our fundraising goal $15,000!
Providing Homes for Nevadans
Greater Nevada is a proud supporter of Truckee Meadows Habitat for Humanity. Throughout the year we participate in events that help provide decent homes for deserving people. That includes the annual Play House Build-a-Thon and various home building projects.
Teaching Financial Education
At Greater Nevada we believe knowledge is power. Our financial education programs focus on helping kids, teens and adults learn money management skills for a brighter financial future. Some of our more recent projects and classes include:
- Teaching the basics of household budgeting and financial decisions for everyday living through Bite of Reality programs taught at various northern Nevada high schools.
- Helping Junior Achievement deliver programs to local schools and students to foster work-readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy skills.
- Providing financial education to college students so they can better understand and manage debt as they pursue their education and ultimately enter the workforce.