How We Do It

the generosity of those who support the Nevada Women’s Fund make a difference in our success. That is why your participation as a donor is vitally important!

Engineering Scholarship Applicants visit Corporate Scholarship Partner Tesla Women in Engineering at the Tesla Gigafactory 

Thank You to our Corporate Scholarship Donors

AT&T Nevada

Brookfield School

Dermody Properties Foundation

Dolan Auto Group 

Ezell Images

First Independent Bank

Greater Nevada Credit Union



New Deantronics

NV Energy

Persing Professional Group

PK Electrical Inc.

Reno Gazette Journal

SilverSummit HealthPlan

Society of Women Engineers (SNS)


NWF Corporate Scholarship Program

Nevada Women’s Fund Corporate Scholarship Program allows corporate partners to align their workforce development, diversity and corporate giving efforts with Nevada Women’s Fund Scholarship program.

Support of the Nevada Women’s Fund Scholarship Program allows corporate partners to:

● Meet corporate giving goals by building an endowment, guaranteeing donor directed scholarships in perpetuity.

● Achieve long-term workforce development by fostering relationships with scholarship recipients transitioning from college to career readiness in donor’s field through an internship program.

● Meet Diversity Equity & Inclusion standards.

● Make significant contributions in the education of women today.

Corporate donors generally make a five-year commitment  for measurable results .

Contact our office to discuss details of establishing your NWF corporate partnership.


NWF Staff along with current and former Board members at the 2024 Nevada Business Weekly Awards Ceremony.

Jennifer Shorett and Family

Jennifer is a Nevada Women’s Fund scholarship recipient from Reno, pursuing her Ph.D. in Special Education and Disability Studies at UNR.

Establish an Annual Scholarship Award

Form a scholarship in your name, your family name, someone you wish to honor, or anonymously, to award to a deserving northern Nevada woman (minimum annual amount $2,000).  

Each year our donors are offered the opportunity to meet their individual scholarship recipient(s) so that you may learn the stories of the amazing women and find out exactly how the scholarship has improved their life.

Establish an Endowment Scholarship

Form an endowment account with a minimum and principal donation of $10,000 (which may be built over a period of up to 5 years), held in perpetuity, and providing annual education scholarships for generations to come.

Sandi McKee and Dolan Family

Sandi McKee was honored at the Nevada Women’s Fund Salute to Women of Achievement Event by the Dolan Auto Group, and recently established the Sandi McKee Legacy of Loyalty Endowed Scholarship in partnership with Tom Dolan & Family


Thank You to our Corporate Donors

Assistance League of Reno-Sparks
Assured Partners
AT&T Nevada
Atlantis Casino Resort Spa
Barnard, Vogler & Co.
Bill Pearce Motors
Bishop Manogue Catholic High School
Brookfield School
Caesars Entertainment
Carson-Tahoe Health System
Center for Spiritual Living
Charles River Laboratories
Clark and Associates of Nevada
Community Foundation of Northern Nevada
CPM Services
Cupit Milligan, Ogden & Williams CPA’s
Dermody Properties
Dickson Realty -Nancy Fennell
Dolan Auto Group
Drinkwater Eaton Law Offices
Edgewood Companies
Eide Bailly LLP
Elemental LED
Ferrari-Lund Real Estate
First Independent Bank
Flynn Giudici Government Affairs

Good Giant
Grand Sierra Resort
Great Basin Aviation
Great Reno Balloon Race
Greater Nevada Credit Union
Guild Mortgage
Gunderson Law Firm
Harrah’s/Harvey’s Lake Tahoe
Heritage Bank of Nevada
JP Morgan Chase
Lewis Roca
LP Insurance
Lumos & Associates, Inc.
McCormack Plastic Surgery
McDonald Carano
Morgan Stanley
National Council of Juvenile & Family Court Judges
Nevada Mining Association
Nevada Museum of Art
Nevada Rural Housing Authority
Nevada State Bank
Nevada Women’s History Project
Nevada State Board of Accountancy
Northern Nevada AGC
Northern Nevada Health System
Northpointe Bank
Nugget Casino Resort

NV Energy Foundation
Peppermill Resort & Casino
Persing Professional Group, LLC
PK Electrical, Inc.
Plumas Bank
Q&D Construction
RBC Wealth Management
REMSA Health
Reno Gazette Journal
Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority
Renown Health
Ryder Homes
Saint Mary’s Health Network
Sandra A. Daugherty Foundation
Sheehan Health & Wellness
Sierra Nevada Corporation
SilverSummit Healthplan
Simons Hall Johnston
Society of Women Engineers
Spin Games
The ROW Hotels and Casinos
Truckee Meadows Community College
U.S. Bank
Washoe County District Attorney’s Office
Washoe County Health District
Washoe County School District
Washoe County Sheriff’s Office
Western Nevada Supply
Western Surgical Group

Thank You to our Endowed & Annual Scholarship Donors

Nevada Women’s Fund $500,000+ Legacy Level Endowments

June S. Wisham Memorial Endowed Scholarship


Nevada Women’s Fund $250,000+ Philanthropy Level Endowments

EWB Math And Science Endowed Scholarship
Martha H. Jones Endowed Scholarship


Nevada Women’s Fund $100,000+ Masters Level Endowments

Charlotte L. MacKenzie Endowed Scholarship
Dorothy Blakey Endowed Scholarship
Jeanne T. Shearer Endowed Scholarship
Jill M. Winter Endowed Scholarship
The Raffealli Family Endowed Scholarship
Women in Tesla Engineering Endowed Scholarship


Nevada Women’s Fund $50,000+ Degree Level Endowments

Bill & Dottie Raggio Endowed Scholarship
Charles H. Stout Endowed Foundation Scholarship
Davis Family Endowed Scholarship
Fritsi H. Ericson Endowed Scholarship
Jan Evans Endowed Memorial Scholarship

Meggin McIntosh “Emphasis on Excellence” Endowed Scholarship
Nancy Peppin Endowed Scholarship
Sher & Gary Muhonen Endowed Scholarship
Sue Wagner Endowed Scholarship
Susanne S. Stout Endowed Scholarship

Nevada Women’s Fund $25,000+ Donor Level Endowments

Bill & Moya Lear Charitable Foundation Endowed Scholarship
Dr. Rita Huneycutt Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Dr. Sandra A. Daugherty Endowed Scholarship
Frankie Sue Del Papa Endowed Scholarship
Guild Family Law Endowed Scholarship
Jennifer Satre Endowed Scholarship
Laura Dianda Endowed Scholarship
Margaret Eddelman O’Donnell Endowed Scholarship
Milton and Peggy Glick Endowed Scholarship

Northern Nevada Nursing Endowed Scholarship
Peg Murphy Endowed Scholarship
Reno Gazette Journal Foundation Endowed Scholarship
Sandi McKee Legacy of Loyalty in Partnership with Tom Dolan & Family
Society of Women Engineers – Sierra Nevada Section Endowed Scholarship
Terry Lee Wells Endowed Scholarship
WITS (Women, Invention & Technology Scholarship) Endowed Scholarship


Nevada Women’s Fund $10,000+ Contributor Level Endowments

Amanda Fisher Lifelong Learning Scholarship
AT&T Nevada Endowed Scholarship
Barbara Nielsen Endowed Memorial Scholarship
Cheryl L. Guinan Perseverance Endowed Scholarship
Cyril T. Hofmeister, Jr. Endowed Scholarship
Derrivan/Rinaldi Endowed Scholarship
Dr. Kristen McNeill Endowed Scholarship

Faralie S. Spell Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Gail E. Aldrich Endowed Scholarship
Isabelle Rodriguez Wilson Endowed Scholarship
Marco/Schaffner Endowed Scholarship
Margaret Hart Conaboy Endowed Scholarship
Michele Attaway Endowed Scholarship
Pauline Helms Endowed Scholarship
The Wild Blueberry Fund Endowed Scholarship



Nevada Women’s Fund Annual Scholarships

AAUW- Reno (NV) Branch
Amy Biehl Scholarship Funded by Dermody Properties Foundation
Ashley and Emily Foundation
Beverly Jean Acton Sr. Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Brookfield School Scholarship
Courage Sans Peur Foundation Scholarship
Cynthia Osborn Scholarship
Dena L. Kruse Memorial Scholarship
Dr. Sandra Daugherty Nevada Teach Scholarship
E.L. Cord Foundation Scholarship
Elaine J. Garcia Memorial Scholarship Funded by the National Football League
Ezell Images Empowering Women Over 40 Scholarship
Georgia Loy Scholarship
Greater Nevada Credit Union Scholarship
IGT Annual Scholarship
Jay Family Scholarship
Judy Bible Memorial Scholarship

Melanie Watkins Scholarship
Micrometl Scholarship
New Deantronics Scholarship
Niki Neilon Scholarship
Northern Nevada Women in Technology Forum Scholarship
NVEnergy Foundation Scholarship
NWF Board Alumnae Scholarship
NWF Hall of Fame Scholarship
Orduna Hastings Scholarship
Patrice Tratch Memorial Scholarship
PK Electrical Inc. Scholarship
PPG Accounting Education Scholarship
Ross & Dorothy Ballard Scholarship
Ruth Gaiser Brown Scholarship
Sarah Dean Gaiser Nursing Scholarship
Sharon Usedom Scholarship
SilverSummit Healthplan
Timken Sturgis Scholarship
Wawona Foundation Scholarship