2019 THRIVE Conference Countdown Continues

Admit it, a few of you are likely waiting until the last minute to register for the upcoming THRIVE Conference scheduled for next Friday, September 6 from 9 to Noon in Virginia City at Community Chest’s Community Center at 175 Carson Street. We live in a region where such commitments aren’t made until the last minute, oftentimes waiting to see if we’ll get a better offer.

If you are one of those people, might I suggest that NOW is the time to register as you will find it impossible to beat the following:

  • Unbeatable and upbeat atmosphere of possibility and camaraderie — Our time together will have the uplifting effect of a good sermon combined with the good vibes of a Woodstock reunion concert.
  • Cutting edge and compelling panelists — As we continue to explore the intersection of where we find ourselves and the possibilities for where we can take our work, our panelists will help us to find our way. Reps from Blockchains and reps from the community will provide us beacons by which to guide the shape and future of what we do and how we do it.
  • Inspiring and deserving Social Justice Superheroes — We will be unmasking three new Social Justice Superheroes, all of whom have come to where they are via different roads and paths. Their commitment and triumph to serving something larger than themselves will leave you in awe.

You may check-in at 8:30 and avail yourself of coffee and munchies. Afterwards, you’ll have enough time to frequent one of Virginia City’s great lunch spots. And (with the exception of lunch) all of this is FREE because we do this not to make money, but as a gift to you all and way to say “thank you” for all that you do.

It’s easy to register!  Just look below. We recommend signing-up NOW to ensure you have a seat before we run out of space.

We still have a few table spaces available for those agencies that would like to get the word out about the good work they do. If you would like to reserve one, please send an email to michael-ann@communitychestnevada.net. We’ll also have a Collaboration Table at which anyone can place brochures, flyers, and business cards.

2019 THRIVE Conference Registration Now Open

The THRIVE Conference showcases the impressive humanitarian work happening in Nevada. Health and human services providers, teachers, community volunteers, public service employees, and many others come together for this event. The intent is to provide a forum for education and networking while unifying this diverse group under the context of social justice as too many fail to grasp the potentially transformative nature of their work.

This year’s event will be held on September 6th from 9am-12pm in Virginia City at 175 East Carson Street.  We hope to see you there!

Conference registration can be found here!

Welcoming Haley Turner to the Team

We would like to welcome our newest team member, Haley Turner.  Haley grew up in eastern Ohio and moved to Nevada in 2017. She received her Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology with a minor in Neuroscience from Westminster College. She is currently working on her Master’s Degree in Social Work at the University of Nevada, Reno with an anticipated graduation date of May 2020 and is a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor Intern. She has worked in the field since 2014, with extensive experience working with adults and youth, and is eager to continue expanding her breadth of knowledge in the field of Human Services. Haley enjoys volleyball, hiking, paddle boarding, snowboarding, and going to festivals, always striving towards balanced physical and emotional health and wellbeing.  If you are interested in connecting with Haley she can be reached at 775-847-9311, ext.206 or haley@communitychestnevada.net.

Success for the Rosanne Cash Benefit

Those of us at Community Chest would like to express our gratitude to those of you who attended the Rosanne Cash benefit.  Thank you!  It was a success with 100% of the tickets selling out prior to the show and we couldn’t have done it without you.   The funds generated from the benefit will go towards supporting Community Chest programs in Storey and Lyon counties.  Again, thank you!

June and July Library Events


The next Big Library Read runs from June 17 – July 1 with the winning title:

 A Dangerous Act of Kindness

by LP Fergusson

This work of historical fiction asks, “What would you risk for a complete stranger?”

https://discuss.biglibraryread.com/. More than 19,000 libraries around the world are participating.

Big Library Read is available in more than 90 percent of libraries in North America and facilitated by OverDrive, the leading digital reading platform for ebooks, audiobooks and magazines. A Dangerous Act of Kindness was named Highly Commended in the Caledonia Novel Award 2018 and chosen by a popular vote of readers and librarians worldwide to be the next Big Library Read Storey County Community Library is participating in the Big Read through Libby.  

https://meet.libbyapp.com/ Download Libby on your personal device and read along, join discussions with others around the world. You will need a Storey County Community Library
Card and a password to access the free online Libby app.   Please call the Storey County Community Library for any assistance at 775-847-0541.

Blockchains Donates $6,000 to CCI Programs

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Blockchains President David Berns and Deputy Director of Athletics for the Nevada Wolf Pack presenting the ceremonial check to Community Chest Executive Director at the Nevada Men’s Basketball Team’s last home game on March 9, 2019.

Before a sold-out and enthusiastic crowd, Blockchains concluded its season-long run of donating $50 for every blocked shot over the course of the Nevada Men’s Basketball Team’s 2018-2019 season. With such a talented and athletic team, the total amount donated by Blockchains to Community Chest for all of its programs came to $6,000.

In addition to the donation, Blockchains and Community Chest were mentioned at halftime of every basketball game. With many games sold out, Nevada set an all-time attendance record with approximately 150,000 people in attendance across all games.

We are so thankful to Blockchains for its support of Community Chest. We would also specifically like to thank Jeff Berns, Blockchains’ CEO, and Sarah Johns, Blockchains’ Director of Public Relations.

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Go Pack!


Rosanne Cash Sold Out & New Sponsors

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With two months still to show time, thanks to all of you we have sold out of tickets to our May 10th show featuring ROSANNE CASH with John Leventhal – She Remembers Everything. For those lucky enough to have tickets, this will be a magical, intimate evening of music, friends, and good times in old Virginia City’s historic Piper’s Opera House at our annual spring benefit concert.

As well, we are excited to announce that in addition to our primary sponsor Charles Schwab Bank, both Eide Bailly and Lumos & Associates have signed on as sponsors of the event. We are so thankful for their support.

This show has been graciously sponsored by Charles Schwab Bank, Eide Bailly, and Lumos & Associates.

We thank them for their generosity and support.



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