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NEVADA WOMEN’S FUND ANNUAL POWER OF THE PURSE

Published by Christina on November 10, 2021, in Charitable Giving, Fundraising, Uncategorized

“One of the most successful education-based fundraisers for women of all ages in the western states,” states Christina Stoever Young member of Nevada Women’s Fund board of directors.

One of 24 designer purses hand selected and purchased by Nevada Women’s Fund board members in donation to the raffle. Each coveted bag has a “Kelly” appeal of it’s own and is often said to bring strength and joy to those who win.

You may purchase purse raffle tickets now through the night of the event. The raffle will be held live online and you must be watching to win.

Isabelle Rodriquez Wilson, President and CEO Nevada Women’s Fund

The longstanding and sought after annual event and purse raffle returns virtually!

Over 24 designer purses will be raffled on Friday, November 19 at 7:00 p.m. https://givebutter.com/2021POP/the-give-back-crew/christinastoeveryoung With a shorter format and several new enhancements, rest assured that your thoughtful feedback from our first virtual event is in play.

The Need to raise these funds is stronger than ever. Last spring, over 1,000 scholarship applications were submitted to Nevada Women’s Fund with only 250 making it to the next round. After several months of reading, tears and thoughtful discussion, The Fund was able to award between $1,750 to $5,000 to 80 northern Nevada women. Now well over $8 million in scholarship funding to-date, the organization is working diligently to support even more women in 2022.

Would you like to know more about the profile of a Nevada Women’s Fund scholarship recipient? If the answer is yes, please keep reading (data to follow). She is the woman who raised you. The one you called Auntie. Your niece. Your babysitter. A favorite librarian. The cousin who knew, as did everyone else, she planned to take the world by storm.

Who are we? The tenders of dreams, purveyors of education, we’re one of the many invisible support systems that makes our community shine.

How do we shine? Because of you.

Please support the Nevada Women’s Fund in any way you may be able. And of course, if you know a women looking for assistance with her education, our scholarship process for 2022 opens December 15, 2021. (For more information please visit nevadawomensfund.org.)

How to Shop and Participate in the Purse Raffle from the Comfort of Your Home

One: Register online (remember registration is free) and purchase your virtual purse raffle tickets. Save your sign-in details, I suspect you’ll be back, at least once, prior to the live raffle. 

Two: Host a view party in the comfort of your home and following safe COVID-guidelines in place. You’ll be able to stream the event from your computer, phone, or smart TV while enjoying an evening with your friends, near and far.

Three: If you are a loved one isn’t in the market for a new purse, you are most welcome to make a donation. The process is simple and if desired, allows for autonomy.

Since we are virtual anyone can join in the fun. And of course, a spirited level of board competition is in play, feel free to participate in our joy and excitement. https://givebutter.com/2021POP/the-give-back-crew/christinastoeveryoung

About the Nevada Women’s Fund:

The Nevada Women’s Fund is a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering achievement in women and families. Since 1982, the NWF has helped strengthen northern Nevada through the allocation of more than $8.1 million in education scholarships to women and grant funding to organizations that share our mission. The funds raised from this event sustain services provided since the Nevada Women’s Fund was established in 1982.

For more information, please contact Nevada Women’s Fund at 775-786-2335 or nevadawomensfund.org.

Women of Achievement Luncheon, Thursday, May 24, 2018

Published by Christina on February 27, 2018, in Charitable Giving, General, Recent Projects

The Nevada Women’s Fund invites you to recognize an outstanding woman in your organization, field of work or community for her inspiring contributions at this year’s Salute to Women of Achievement luncheon on May 24, 2018. This unique event celebrates the determination, passion and dedication of women in our community and the businesses that support them. Coming from all walks of life, we will celebrate women who meaningfully contribute to their workplace, families and community.

Since 1983, Nevada Women’s Fund has made a huge impact on women’s lives, raising and awarding $7.4 million in local funding to support local education scholarships to individual women; and funding grants to local non-profits for needed family services. This annual event raises funds to support our mission of inspiring achievement in women and families with 100% of the funds raised from the luncheon staying in northern Nevada.

Photos from 2018 WOA Luncheon:

Kent Young, Jackson Stoever, Christina Stoever Young and Richard Breitwieser at NWF 2018 Women of Achievement Luncheon

Event Details:

Thursday, May 24, 2018 ~ 11:30 am to 1:30 pm ~ Grand Sierra Resort ~ Grand Ballroom

About the Salute to Women of Achievement luncheon: Local corporations recognize individual women for their community service, career and personal achievements. Last year 95 organizations supported the event with nearly 1,400 attending the luncheon. We invite you to honor a deserving woman in our community while supporting the Nevada Women’s Fund’s mission of inspiring achievement in local women and their families.

2018 WOA Event Chair, Kerri Garcia and 2018 WOA Recipient Christina Stoever-Young (life-long friends)

Salute champions in your company and the community: The luncheon is an excellent opportunity to honor women inside and outside your organization. Honor a key employee in your company or maybe think about recognizing a woman in the community. Identify teachers, caregivers, faith workers, non-profit professionals or volunteers – the choice is yours.

Keynote Speaker: Raised in Reno-Sparks, Lt. Heather “Lucky” Penney is an F-16 fighter pilot based at Andrews Air Force Base. She will share her experience of being ordered to take down United Flight #93, the 9/11 hijacked plane that was originally headed toward Washington, D.C., before it crashed in Pennsylvania.

Please contact (775) 786-2335 for more information. Thank you for your support of Nevada Women’s Fund.