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United Way hires development director


United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierra has hired Sharon Nipp as the organization’s development director. Nipp will lead UWNNS’ resource development efforts in alignment with the organization’s strategic direction. She is responsible for the overall management of all fund- and/or goods-generating programs, including the annual campaign, major gifts and all other programs.
Nipp previously served as a development associate and grant writer for the Committee to Aid Abused Women. She also served as development director for HAWC, Inc. Community Health Centers and was on the board of directors for the Reno Rotary Club of Reno. She is also a former president of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Sierra Chapter and is a member of the Alliance for Nevada Nonprofits.
Nipp earned her Bachelor of Science in education and her Master of Public Administration from the University of Michigan – Flint.
About United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierra

United Way believes the foundation of a happy, productive life is made up of three ‘building blocks’ – education, financial stability and health. United Way creates positive, lasting change through the organization’s expertise, capacity and relationships. This year, United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierra is celebrating our 70th Anniversary.  With your help we will reach the goal of $100 million raised since we started in 1942. To help celebrate this goal, we have established the $100 Million Club.  We invite everyone who gives to United Way to become a “$100 Million Dollar Club” member.  For more information, call 775-322-8668 or visit www.uwnns.org.

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