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Over $200,000 in Scholarships Awarded in 2020

Published by Christina on October 8, 2020, in Charitable Giving, Fundraising, Recent Projects

“During this challenging year, the Nevada Women’s Fund is thrilled to continue its mission of empowering women,” said Isabelle Wilson, CEO for the Nevada Women’s Fund. “The women and organizations who received funding can continue furthering their goals, and we are immensely grateful to be part of their story.” 

For the 2020-2021 academic year, 89 northern Nevada women were awarded scholarships totaling $209,605. Individual scholarships range from $1,500 to $5,000 and assist local women pursuing higher education in a variety of fields including nursing, medicine, criminal justice, business, science and education. Local recipients represent diverse backgrounds, ethnicities and ages, ranging from 18 to 65.

Mission

Nevada Women’s Fund is dedicated to strengthening our community by empowering women to improve their lives and those of their families.

History

Founded in 1982 by concerned women who wanted the best for the women and families of northern Nevada. The Nevada Women’s Fund was born to correct the then national imbalance of financial distribution from traditional resources that resulted in less than 6% of grants going to women and children. And it worked. In fact, since 1983, distributions are now over $7.7 million.

We work with our community of individual donors, sponsors and partners to raise funds and other resources to ensure we can meet the growing needs of our community and ultimate impact families long-term.

http://nevadawomensfund.org/ or (775) 786-2335 for more information.

2020 Nevada Women’s Fund Scholarship Recipients in the Spotlight

Women of Achievement 2017

Published by Christina on May 1, 2017, in Charitable Giving, General, Recent Projects

The annual Salute to Women of Achievement luncheon is NWF’s signature event that honors women in the region for their professional, personal and community achievements. Honorees participate in a day of professional development activities and a recognition luncheon honoring them.

Nevada Women’s Fund Announces 2017 Salute to Women of Achievement Hall of Fame Honoree Norma Webster as the 2017 Nevada Women’s Fund Hall of Fame Honoree. Webster will be honored at the 2017 Salute to Women of Achievement Luncheon on May 25th at the Grand Sierra Resort.

Norma Webster

“Norma Webster’s appetite for community service is immense,” Isabelle Rodriguez-Wilson, President and CEO of the Nevada Women’s Fund said. “Her leadership has resulted in significant community programs serving thousands of residents and innovative programs that support women and girls globally. We are deeply grateful for her leadership and her support over the years and so very pleased to honor her in this way.”

Webster, who began her career by starting her own business, has since inspired organizations to develop needed and effective services not previously offered. Over the years, Webster has given freely of her time and talents to the Girl Scouts of Sierra Nevada and Sage Ridge School, among others. She has served on the boards of KNPB, the Community Foundation of Western Nevada and Soroptimist International of Truckee Meadows. Webster was also instrumental in creating the Community Foundation of Western Nevada’s first Youth Giving Circle.

“Norma recognizes that it is not just funding that will improve our society, but funding in combination with leadership and personal guidance,” nominator Chris Askin, President and CEO of the Community Foundation of Western Nevada said. “As a direct recipient of Norma’s support and leadership, we at the Foundation have seen firsthand how Norma truly exemplifies the spirit of this Hall of Fame award and we congratulate her on this honor.”

Spin Games is proud to honor A.J. Long, 2017 Woman of Achievement

AJ Long is the Lower and Middle School Director for Sage Ridge

A.J. Long

School, a nationally recognized college preparatory school nestled in the foothills of south Reno. AJ is dedicated to nurturing each and every child in grades 4 – 8, so that each student realizes his or her fullest potential. Hailing from Chicago, Illinois, AJ has a B.S. (H.D.F.S.) from Colorado State University and an M.A.T. from Sierra Nevada College. She began her career at Sage Ridge in 2000 as the 6th grade math and science teacher, then became the Middle School Algebra teacher before emerging as one of the school’s strongest leaders.

2017 Nevada Womens Fund