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Community Involvement

Community Sponsorships and Volunteering

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.

Join Us at Upcoming Events

January 19, 26 and 30: CHS Home Basketball Games

Greater Nevada volunteers will help fundraise for the Blue Thunder Marching Band at the CHS home basketball games. Be sure to stop by our booth to donate.

January 20, and 31: Wolf Pack Basketball Games

Greater Nevada volunteers will assist in fundraising for the Wolf Pack Marching Band during the school's home basketball games. Be sure to stop by our booth to donate.

February 20: Bite of Reality at China Springs Youth Camp

Greater Nevada will be volunteering to teach financial education through an adult simulation to the residents of China Springs.

February 21: Wolf Pack Marching Band’s Check Presentation at the Wolf Pack Basketball Game

Since 2012, Greater Nevada Credit Union (GNCU) has partnered with the University of Nevada Wolf Pack Marching Band to raise funds to help with the band’s needs for instruments, scholarships, travel and other expenses. On Feb. 21, GNCU will present the band with the past year's collected donations along with a matching bonus.

February 24-25: Elko Sportman’s Expo

Greater Nevada volunteers will have booth at this event. Stop by and learn more about our products and services.

March 22: Bite of Reality at Sierra Lutheran High School

Greater Nevada will be volunteering to teach financial education through an adult simulation to the students.

Supporting Our Local Special Olympics Athletes 

Special Olympics Summer Games - Swim CompetitionGreater Nevada Credit Union supports our local Special Olympics athletes year round at various events. Each March, we commit to taking the plunge in South Lake Tahoe for the Annual Special Olympics Northern Nevada Polar Plunge, a fundraising event benefiting the athletes.

During the summer, Greater Nevada volunteers help out at the Special Olympics Nevada Summer Games, where hundreds of athletes compete in track and field, swimming and other events.

In November, Greater Nevada Credit Union participates in the Bowl for the Gold event at Reno’s National Bowling Stadium, where Greater Nevada employees form fundraising bowling teams and volunteer to assist the Special Olympics athletes during their games.

For more information about Special Olympics of Nevada and to learn how you can get involved, visit sonv.org.
 

Providing Homes for Nevadans

Greater Nevada is a proud supporter of Truckee Meadows Habitat for Humanity. Throughout the year we participate in events, such as the annual Play House Build-a-Thon and various build sites, that help provide housing related resources for people and their communities.

Teaching Financial Education 

Bite of Reality at Dayton High SchoolAt 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:

  • Developing financial education videos with students from our Carson High School Education branch.
  • 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.