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PHOTOS: Children’s Cabinet Celebrates 30th Anniversary


By Chrisie Yabu

The Children’s Cabinet celebrated its 30th anniversary on Sept. 18 at the Nevada Governor’s Mansion in Carson City.

More than 500 people attended the sold-to-capacity Art of Childhood fundraising gala. The Children’s Cabinet raised more than $303,000 to support its nonprofit programs, which serve children ages 0 to 24 and are dedicated to keeping children safe and families together in Nevada.

Highlights of the evening included a welcome address by Governor Brian Sandoval, the presentation of the Dixie May Philanthropy Award to organization founder Michael Dermody, and a feature on The Children’s Cabinet’s new Transitional Living Center for Youth, due to open in Reno in early 2016.

Youth speakers described firsthand how The Children’s Cabinet helps teenagers and young adults who are dealing with issues of family conflict, homelessness, and foster care to make important transitions, such as reconciling with parents, graduating from high school, getting a job, or beginning college or vocational training. Hundreds of event attendees pledged financial support specifically for the Transitional Living Center, a safe place for youth ages 12 through 24 that will enhance The Children’s Cabinet’s outreach and crisis intervention services.

Many of The Children’s Cabinet’s founding board members and past executive directors were present and recognized the lasting impact of The Children’s Cabinet’s public-private partnership and approach to identifying and collaboratively addressing the unmet needs of children and families.

The Art of Childhood fundraising gala was sponsored by The E.L. Cord Foundation, Grand Sierra Resort and Casino, Peppermill Reno, and fifty other local businesses and individuals.

INFORMATION: www.childrenscabinet.org or call 775-856-0356.

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