Events

2024 Celebrating Achievement in Elko!

Join us in celebrating exceptional women at the 2024 Celebrating Achievement dinner on Tuesday, September 17, 2024 at the Western Folklife Center in Elko!  This special event honors the determination, passion, and dedication of  our rural scholarship recipients and donors with a very special keynote speaker, Kirstie Ennis!

Kirstie Ennis joined the Marine Corps at the age of 17, driven by a deep passion for serving her country. In 2012, during her second deployment to Afghanistan, Sergeant Ennis sustained severe injuries in a helicopter crash. Enduring over 40 surgeries, including an amputation, she faced the challenges of medical retirement with resilience and determination.

During the early stages of her recovery, Kirstie found solace and strength in outdoor therapy, which played a crucial role in reclaiming her life. Her experiences led her to accomplish more on one leg than she ever imagined on two.

In 2017, Kirstie launched her Climbing for a Cause initiative, aiming to scale the highest peaks on each of the seven continents while raising funds and awareness for various charities. Through this endeavor, she redefined the concept of a “disabled athlete,” showcasing her extraordinary capabilities.

As she continued to conquer the world’s tallest mountains, Kirstie was inspired to extend the benefits of outdoor recreational therapy to underserved communities. This passion led to the creation of The Kirstie Ennis Foundation, dedicated to providing support and opportunities for others to experience the transformative power of nature.

Since 1983, Nevada Women’s Fund has had a profound impact, raising and awarding over $9.4 million in education scholarships to women from Northern Nevada and providing grant funding to organizations supporting women and children.

Be an Event Sponsor:  Click here for Event Sponsorship Info  
Space is limited, so secure your reservation now by clicking the link provided. Sponsorship Agreements are due by August 15, 2024.

Another way to become involved: If supporting the event as a sponsor is not an option for you, please consider placing an advertisement in the event program, or purchase a ticket to attend!

Please contact (775) 786-2335 or [email protected] for more information.

 

2024 Power of the Purse!

Get ready for the highly anticipated 2024 Power of the Purse event on November 22, 2024!

The Nevada Women’s Fund is thrilled to present this exceptional event, packed with excitement, shopping, food and fun! Stay tuned for updates as we bring you an unforgettable experience that celebrates and supports women in our community.