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Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful will be back in the Sensory Garden at Idlewild Park for their annual Raise the River fundraiser event on Thursday, August 19, 2021.

Published by Christina on August 14, 2021, in Charitable Giving, Fundraising, Recent Projects

This year’s event powered by NV Energy.

Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful’s annual Raise the River Fundraiser event is back, live and in-person, at the Sensory Garden in Idlewild Park Reno, on Thursday, August 19, 2021! KTMB invites residents to ignite their senses for a good cause at KTMB’s 6th annual Raise the River Fundraiser presented by NV Energy. Guests will enjoy culinary delights in a family-style dinner from Chef Mark Estee of Liberty Food & Wine Exchange, with dessert from Grand Sierra Resort, and local craft libations from Revision Brewing, 10 Torr Distilling and Brewing, El Sativo Tequila, Brewer’s Cabinet, Seven Troughs Distilling, Tahoe Blue Vodka, Coffeebar and Hub Coffee Roasters. There will also be plenty of activities at various sensory stations themed for taste, touch, smell, sight, and sound, all designed to ignite your senses throughout the Sensory Garden. Finally, guests will also have the opportunity to win fabulous prizes by making a donation to support KTMB at the event. 

This event serves as the primary fundraiser to support KTMB’s dedication to creating a more sustainable and beautiful region through waste reduction, education, and active community involvement.

KTMB broke ground on the Sensory Garden in 2012 with the help and support of the City of Reno Parks and Recreation Department. The Sensory Garden section of the park has been turned into a permanent fixture in Reno to teach children about the local ecosystems, watersheds, and pollinators through their five senses.

KTMB’s Raise the River is made possible by our gracious 2021 sponsors: NV Energy, Panasonic, Wells Fargo, Grand Sierra Resort, Moana Nursery, Nevada Mining Association, NOW Foods, Revision Brewing, Ormat, Granite Construction, and Liberty Food and Wine Exchange.


Thank you for supporting Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful by purchasing a VIP table at KTMB’s Raise the River event on Thursday, August 19th at the Sensory Garden in Idlewild Park.

Your table comes with the following: Entrance for eight into the VIP reception sponsored by Wells Fargo    
Table for eight with premium seating at our sit-down, family style dinner. Your name/logo will be prominently displayed on your table

Event Details:  KTMB’s Raise the River VIP reception on Thursday, August 19th from 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. KTMB’s Raise the River general admission Thursday, August 19th from 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at the Sensory Garden in Idlewild Park on Cowan Drive – across from the Rose Garden and just before the California Building.

Parking will be available onsite, but is limited. Carpooling or ride-sharing is encouraged.

Please inform your guests to check-in under your company name or the name of the individual that purchased the table upon arrival. KTMB will not collect individual names for your table. This will make the check-in process quick and easy for your guests. Dress is garden party casual; heels may not be appropriate as the event will be on grass. Please remember, guests must be 21 years of age or older.

Thank you again for your support. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. We look forward to seeing you on August 19th!Sincerely,
Marge Millar
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Marge Millar, KTMB Business Manager

PO Box 7412, Reno NV 89510(775) 851-5185 x 102

Here’s How a Thank You Goes a Long Way

Published by Christina on September 24, 2014, in Career Advice, Case Studies, Charitable Giving, General

Would you like to be a gracious recipient of funds, support and camaraderie? Take a tip from Shannon Skarrit, Director of Membership & Outreach for the Tahoe Rim Trail Association.

After a great celebration at Coffeebar on Monday, Sept. 22 (see prior post) – I, along with a few others, received the following notes the following day:

Hello Everyone,

I can’t say THANK YOU enough for all of your help yesterday as we hosted the 33 Year Celebration event at Coffeebar. Working with you all made the event go so smooth, fun and successful! I’ve received some great emails from people who attended last night expressing their thanks for such a great event! I have YOU to thank! You all had great attitudes and came ready to pitch in and help wherever you were needed. Special events can often times be stressful, but I must say that yesterday I didn’t feel any stress because I knew I could count on each one of you. No matter the challenge, you stepped up to it! So, thank you for all you do and WHO you are!

I hope you all had a fun night as well and were able to catch up with old and new friends! I hope to see many of you at our Annual Meeting on October 8 where we’ll celebrate together again!

My deepest gratitude & thanks,


Nevada 150 Official Event

Nevada 150 Official Event, Monday, September 22 @ 4:30 Coffeebar Reno


Greg & Christina,

Thank you again for a wonderful evening last night. Greg, your staff were delightful to work with and were such gracious hosts! We had over 60 of our top volunteers, donors and partners join us for this fun celebration and your venue was ideal for such an occasion.Thank you as well for the donated gift cards and coffee for our thank you bags!

And thank you Christina for helping us expand our presence in the Reno area! I think this event was perfect for our Reno donors, partners and sponsors-right in their neighborhood. I was blown away by the 60 people who came and enjoyed a fun evening with us who were also so enthusiastic about the TRTA. This event truly brought old and new friends/partners together. Thank you!

With gratitude,



Coffeebar Supports the Tahoe Rim Trail Challenge