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
March 25: Special Olympics Northern Nevada Basketball
Greater Nevada volunteers with work with Special Olympics to help facilitate the 2017 Northern Nevada Basketball Regionals for our local Special Olympic Athletes. To become a volunteer yourself, click here to sign up.
April 24: Carson High School Senior Projects
The Senior Project is Carson High School’s most successful and challenging endeavor. Each year the seniors at Carson High School research a topic, complete a related activity, and make a formal presentation to a panel. Greater Nevada employees will help judge the projects as members of the panel.
On Going Starting April 1
Habitat for Humanity will be building in the Stead area on Tuesdays through Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. through 3:00 p.m.
Raising Funds for the "Pride of the Sierra"
Join Greater Nevada Credit Union's Wolf Pack Marching Band fundraising drive. For every penny, nickel, dime and dollar you contribute, we'll match it up to $25,000 for a total of a $50,000 annual contribution. Our goal is to keep the band jammin' and help provide for new instruments, cover travel costs and fund band-member scholarships.
There are several ways to make your tax-deductible contribution. You'll find donation stations at every Greater Nevada branch, and at each home football and basketball game. Or you can give online now.
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.