We all find ourselves in uncharted waters from the COVID-19 shutdowns, requiring some skillful navigation in our personal lives. The same is true at Friends of Nevada Wilderness. Like most non-profit organizations, Friends is being impacted by the economic fallout from the pandemic. Stewardship field work, special events, and advocacy efforts are being postponed creating some uncertainty about revenue streams.
After Congress initiated the CARES Act stimulus payments to individuals, and the Giving Tuesday Now campaign was brought into focus, an idea was born. Friends' board Chair Roger Scholl wanted to make a difference to help the organization remain strong going forward. He asked the Friends Board to consider taking action by donating part or all of their individual stimulus payments. The Friends Board enthusiastically responded and has collectively committed $6,500 to help support our work protecting and caring for Wild Nevada! We are grateful for their leadership and hope that their example can inspire others to offer their support with a one-time special gift.
Knowing that everyone’s circumstances are different and that people have additional priorities for charitable donations such as supporting food banks and our first responders, Roger felt that leading by example was the best option. He and Executive Director Shaaron Netherton made their personal commitments and invited the rest of the 12-member Board to join them. The Board's enthusiastic response was to collectively commit $6,500 above and beyond their regular contributions!
Giving Tuesday Now, May 5, is an opportunity to join with the Friends of Nevada Wilderness Board and invest in the organization’s future. This global day of giving and unity is an important time to come together in support of Friends of Nevada Wilderness and the work we do for Wild Nevada. We understand this is a trying time for everyone and support comes in many forms. We invite those of you who are able, to give for #GivingTuesdayNow and we'd like to thank all of our supporters for their unwavering dedication to Nevada's wild places. Together, we can Keep Nevada Wild!