Carson City/Reno Office Projects

Committee Members:
  • Jim Newman, Chair
  • Marcia Filipas
  • Megan Fogarty
  • Linda Guzicki
  • Sarah Hall
  • Lou Kemper
  • Kelly McIntosh
  • Melissa Paschal
  • Tim Riley


Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Nevada: Members of the Carson City office donated $555 that helped the Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Nevada give 550 sweatshirts to members as a holiday gift from Santa. Fred Schmidt, Scott Scherer, Brandon Sendall, Emily Woods, and Caren Adkins were on hand to give out sweatshirts and participate in the sugar cookie and ornament decorating activities. What a rewarding experience to see the kids anxiously lined up and the smiles on their faces!

Adopt-A-Family: As part of the annual Adopt-a-Family program, in 2016 the office adopted five local families who were in need referred by Big Brothers Big Sisters, Children’s Cabinet, Boys and Girls Club of Truckee Meadows, Give Hope Foundation, and Children’s Cancer Foundation. Marcia Filipas and Melissa Paschal delivered gift-filled stockings to the Children’s Cancer Foundation.


VA Medical Center: Five members of our Reno office delivered six gallons of ice cream - donated by Baskin Robbins - and toppings to the VA Medical Center on a hot July day. Nearly 100 sundaes and cones were served to disabled veterans, VA staff members, and several children of the patients and staff. Volunteers visited one-on-one with veterans and were moved by their stories of combat and injury. Other office members donated money to purchase the supplies.

Washoe County School District Book Drive: During the Reno Washoe County School District Book Drive, the Reno office collected 1,255 books. The office’s collection was delivered to young children in the community who need help with reading.

Additional Projects:

  • Annual Firm-wide Food Drive benefitting F.I.S.H. (Friends In Service Helping)
  • Clothing and household items drive benefitting High Sierra Industries/Washoe Abilities Resource Center and SPCA of Northern Nevada
  • JDRF Fundraiser