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
Special Olympics Nevada's Polar Plunge in South Lake Tahoe
To kick off the plunge weekend, Special Olympics Nevada will host a Tip-A-Cop happy hour from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, March 17, at Hard Rock Café inside Harvey’s Lake Tahoe Hotel & Casino.
The “space odyssey” themed Polar Plunge will kick off at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 18, at Zephyr Cove Resort, with Post-Plunge Party at MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa. Registration and sponsorship opportunities are available at www.ipolarplungenv.com.
Greater Nevadan's will be attending all the Plunge festivities as well as volunteering for the event. If you're interested in volunteering as well, you can sign up online at Special Olympic's website.
New to the Plunge weekend this year, Greater Nevada Credit Union is the proud sponsor of “More than Magic: An Evening of Circus & Illusion,” starring Master Magician Alex Ramon, Leah Christiana from Cirque du Soleil and the Duo Ronin balancing act at MontBleu Resort. The 7:30 p.m. show is open to the public, with proceeds benefiting Special Olympics. Tickets are just $29 and are available at www.ipolarplungenv.com or by calling Joyce Whitney-Silva at 775-721-2227.
Snowshoe races beginning at 9:30 a.m. at The Beach Retreat & Lodge. All registered plungers are invited to attend free of charge and guests may register online or on site. Equipment will be provided.
All proceeds from the South Lake Tahoe Polar Plunge and the weekend’s activities will benefit Special Olympics Nevada to continue to showcase the capabilities and achievements of individuals with intellectual disabilities. Along with providing year-round free sports and competition programs, Special Olympics Nevada encourages education through Unified Sports and the Schools Partnership Program; and is committed to improving the health and well-being of athletes through a variety of screenings and programs. Special Olympics Nevada is supported entirely by events like the Polar Plunge, local business and individual gifts, and receives minimal state or federal funding. Last year’s South Lake Tahoe Polar Plunge featured 355 plungers and raised more than $109,000 for Special Olympics Nevada.
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.