2017-18 Awards

Truckee Meadows Community College Foundation

 Truckee Meadows Community College (TMCC) is a comprehensive community college preparing qualified students for jobs in industries in Nevada. In fact, 95 percent of its graduates remain in Nevada after completing their studies, helping to build and support our local community. The TMCC Foundation is the College’s fundraising division. Since its inception in 1982, the TMCC Foundation has provided support to the College through scholarships, instructional equipment, professional development, and capital needs of the College. 

Amount: $5,000
Purpose: Fund two scholarships for women pursuing degrees in science and medicine 

Eddy House

Eddy house works with homeless and at-risk youth to develop life and job skills necessary for sustainable independence. It is the central intake and assessment facility in Northern Nevada. The objective of the Eddy House is to end youth homelessness in Reno, Nevada. To accomplish this, they identify homeless, at-risk, and aged-out foster youth through extensive outreach in Downtown Reno. Eddy House was founded in 2011 by Lynette Eddy. Eddy House was originally a residence purchased for former foster youth who found themselves out on the streets after aging-out of the foster system. 

Amount: $5,000
Purpose: General program support 

Safe Embrace

Safe Embrace is a nonprofit dedicated to educating our community and providing services to survivors of domestic and sexual violence. For more than 17 years, they have been committed to ending the cycle of intimate partner violence with innovative intervention and prevention services in Reno, Nevada. 

Amount: $5000
Purpose: General program support 

Nevada Humane Society

 Through its G.I. DOGS program, the Nevada Humane Society works to help military veterans and their families adopt a cat or dog, or be matched with a service dog with all fees waived. All pets are spayed and neutered, microchipped, and vaccinated before adoption. When appropriate, dogs will receive professional training and ongoing support through Nevada Humane Society’s G.I. Dogs program and a network of community businesses and skilled volunteers. 

Amount: $5,000
Purpose: Support for the G.I. Dog Program