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Junior League of Reno celebrates 35 years of supporting the community by donating $35,000 in community grants


junior-league-300x146-6395455-7616510JUNIOR LEAGUE OF RENO NEWS RELEASE – To celebrate the Junior League of Reno’s 35-year anniversary, the League is accepting grant proposals from qualified community programs in northern Nevada. A maximum of $35,000 will be awarded in the form of small grants through the League’s Community Enrichment Fund, which was established to provide funds for their mission-driven community programs. Grants winners will be announced on Saturday, April 30 at the League’s “Playdate in the Park” celebration.

“We are excited to celebrate our long-standing history and provide $35,000 in grants to non-profits that support our mission,” said Kerry Brennan-Novak, president of the Junior League of Reno. “The Junior League is committed to enhancing our community for women and children and this is a great opportunity for local non-profits to implement programs that support these causes.”

To be eligible for funding, applicants must show the benefit of their program as it related to the Junior League of Reno’s mission of improving the community, developing the potential of women, and promoting volunteerism. Applicants must have tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Past Community Enrichment Fund grant recipients include The Empowerment Center, Crisis Call Center, Nevada Youth Empowerment and Lyon County School District. Applications are currently available online at www.jlreno.org and must be postmarked no later than April 4, 2014 to be eligible. For additional information, please contact the Junior League of Reno Office at 775-826-0445 or email [email protected].

For more information about Junior League of Reno and to become a member, visit www.jlreno.org.

Founded in 1978, the Junior League of Reno, a 501(c) 3 not-for-profit organization, has a rich history of community involvement. Membership is comprised of a diverse group of female volunteers committed to building a better community through education, advocacy and volunteerism. Members are directly involved in local community projects intended to positively impact women and children. Current projects include the Dick Taylor Universally Accessible Playground, Nevada Discovery Museum, and Kids in the Kitchen. The League also supports local non-profit organizations through grants and service projects including the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, the Food Bank of Northern Nevada, and AWAKEN Inc. For more information about Junior League of Reno, visit www.jlreno.org.

Miriam Hodgman
Miriam Hodgman
Miriam Hodgman is originally from San Francisco. She previously was the communications coordinator for the largest hunger-relief organization in Sonoma County, California. She has a bachelor’s degree in American history, with a minor in American Indian studies, from San Francisco State University, and has a master’s degree in public administration from Sonoma State University. She enjoys training a variety of martial arts.