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

By Erin Meyering
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SOS Washoe Fundraiser

Donors contributed $140,000 to SOS Washoe at a recent fundraiser. Photo courtesy SOS Washoe.

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.

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