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$140,000 Raised at Save Our Schools Fundraiser Last Week


Last week, Reno Land, Inc. along with Western Nevada Supply, Q&D Construction, and SOS Washoe hosted a back-to-school fundraiser at Rancharrah Mansion. Throughout the fundraiser, $140,000 was raised with all proceeds going towards The Coalition to Save Our Schools, a citizen-led effort to pass Washoe County Question 1 (WC-1).

Although Chip Bowlby, managing partner at Reno Land, Inc. has already donated $100,000 to the campaign, he pledged to match every donation made at the event.  The fundraiser raised $70,700, which Bowlby matched bringing the grand total to $141,400. Western Nevada Supply and Q&D Construction have both donated $15,000 each to the cause.

Continuing his efforts, Bowlby has challenged the community to help raise the money needed for the campaign. If the community raises $1.3 million, Bowlby will give an additional $50,000.

“This contribution is going to further this important cause,” said Bowlby. “Passing WC-1 will build fifteen new schools and make critically needed repairs to existing ones. Investing in the Coalition to Save Our Schools is a long-term investment in our kids, community and in our economy.”

For details on Coalition to Save Our Schools, visit www.SOSWashoe.com.

Erin Meyering
Erin Meyering
Erin Meyering is the Communications Specialist at Carson Tahoe Health. She previously worked as the Associate Editor of edible Reno-Tahoe magazine. After graduating from the Reynolds School of Journalism in 2014, she avidly pursued making writing and designing her career. On top area freelancing, she enjoys spending time doing yoga and hiking with her 75-lb lab/boxer mix, Biscotti.