Our 80th Birthday Party was INCREDIBLE!
Thank YOU for celebrating 80 years of impact with us!
Our 80th birthday celebration was a wonderful evening spent with our community! From the Silver State Photo Booth to gourmet desserts from Basic Batch, our time celebrating also created a whole lot of impact. Together, we raised $26,600 to provide northern Nevada’s youngest learners with one-on-one and small-group literacy skill-building through our United Readers program!
Thank you to our partners who made this special milestone celebration possible and so much fun:
- Parker Stremmel and the Stremmel Gallery for gifting us their beautiful space
- New West Distributing for the beer and seltzers
- The centerpieces and linens were courtesy of The Garden of Reno
- Photos by the talented Toni Gonyea with Dragonfly Creative Photography
- Performances by Chris Waechter with Lake Tahoe Violin Weddings and Avery Lynch, Austen Lynch, and Hayden Blake with JamPro Music Factory.
- Our fabulous volunteers and speakers – Jesse Murray, Board Chair; Blake Pang, President & CEO UWNNS; Kayla Morgan, United Readers Mentor 2020; E.J. Papa, United Readers Mentor 2020, Ashley Oliveira, Principal at Sun Valley Elementary School; and Tomi Jo Lynch, UWNNS Board of Directors
- The team at SCHEELS, our Battle Born Partner, for truly standing by our side as a partner in our community to fuel our mission of improving lives
- SVN Gold Dust Commercial Associates as our Sierra Nevada partner
- Silver State Partners: The Enterprise Holdings Team, Tolles Development Company, and Motto Mortgage
- Mark Estee and team at Liberty Food and Wine Exchange for the delicious food
- Branding by Beth for the commemorative cooler bag
- The dessert bar with custom creations by Amy with Basic Batch
- Senator Jackie Rosen and her Regional Representative Molly Rose Lewis for the Certificate of Congressional Commendation