Eventbrite - "A Night to Imagine" Fundraising Concert with Rodney Crowell

It’s time to party (again).

Join us for another exciting night of music, friends, and good times in old Virginia City’s historic Piper’s Opera House at Community Chest, Inc.’s 8th Annual “A Night to Imagine” Fundraising Concert!

This year we are proud to present multi-GRAMMY®-winning singer/songwriter Rodney Crowell to the Piper’s stage!

Aside from being an incredibly talented songwriter and musician, Crowell’s contributions to the music community and Americana genre are unmatched. Born in Houston in 1950, Rodney Crowell has released twenty albums in four decades, with five consecutive number-one hits, and has also worked widely as a songwriter and a producer. His honors include a Grammy, an ASCAP lifetime achievement award, and membership in the Songwriters Hall of Fame.


This show has been graciously sponsored by Barrick and Charles Schwab Bank. We thank them for their generosity and support.


Nevada Families First Parent Educator wins award from nevada home visiting!


Community Chest is proud to announce that Farah Rashdan, one of our fantastic Nevada Families First (NFF) Parent Educators, received an award from the State of Nevada’s home visiting office for submitting the best quarterly report out of all of the agencies in the state at their February 2017 quarterly meeting!

Community Chest’s Nevada Families First program provides high-quality, evidence-based parent education and support to pregnant mothers and families with children up to age 5 through home visits, health and developmental screenings, and other resources.

Congratulations to Farah! We thank her for all of her hard work, dedication, and passion for serving  her NFF families!

Kinross Gold donateS $35,200 to support public health in northern Nye County


Community Chest’s work in supporting healthy communities has expanded to Nye County, where we have partnered closely with citizens and community providers to facilitate the Tonopah Community Coalition.

Kinross Gold recently made a gracious and much-needed donation of $35,200 to support public health in northern Nye County. These funds will be used to enable the public health nurse to provide full-time services in the region. The office hours had been cut due to funding shortages, and the prospect of losing many services like immunizations, family planning, wellness checks, etc., was imminent. This critical medical support will now continue for the coming year.

All of the residents of this community and the Tonopah Community Coalition and Nye Communities Coalition are most grateful for this wonderful contribution. Please contact Beth Ennis at the Tonopah Public Health office for future appointments at 775-482-6659.

All of us involved in trying to build a stronger Tonopah and surrounding communities give our deepest thanks to Kinross Gold for their contribution to public health.

Community Chest Board Member Wins “Board Member of the Year” from Human Services Network!

(L-R) Chris Rowe (Hank's son), Tim Rowe (Hank's husband), Harriet

(L-R) Chris Rowe (Hank’s son), Tim Rowe (Hank’s husband), Harriet “Hank” Cummings, Shaun Griffin (Director, Community Chest), Erik Schoen (Director, Human Services Network).

The Human Services Network awarded Harriet “Hank” Cummings, Chief Assistant Clerk of Court Attorney, with its Board Member of the Year award at its 28th Annual Human Service Awards presentation on January 12, 2017. The award recognizes Ms. Cummings and her 6 years of work on the board of directors of Community Chest, Inc. located in Virginia City.

Cummings meets with the Community Chest team on a monthly basis and serves as the secretary/treasurer of the organization. She has assisted the non-profit with preparing a clean audit for three successive years, providing raises to one-fourth of the Community Chest staff, and most significantly, changed the group’s vision to “a just, thriving, loving community where all are welcome and cared for and all contribute.”

Community Chest Director Shaun Griffin related just one of Ms. Cummings’ efforts, which included her employer the Nevada Supreme Court. During Christmas 2014, she organized the entire Nevada Supreme Court office and support staff of more than 150 employees to personally contribute supplies and gifts for Community Chest’s team to help them do their jobs better. Together, the Supreme Court staff made cardboard chests that included tools to help the thirty-member staff work more efficiently. The generosity of the Nevada Supreme Court was simply overwhelming and nothing like it had been received in the past by Community Chest.

Congratulations to Ms. Cummings! Community Chest is proud to have you serve on our board, and grateful for your generous service.

MISSION: To act as a catalyst for change and a center for resources to help people help themselves and others, as together we build strong and healthy families and communities.

WHO WE ARE: Community Chest is a non-profit agency serving children and families in northwestern Nevada since 1991. We provide holistic solutions with the goal of building and sustaining strong families and communities. With the support of volunteers, agency staff, public and private revenue, Community Chest has been developing, offering and sponsoring services that make a difference in the lives of Nevada’s youth and families. We at Community Chest are brought together to do very important work.

WHAT WE DO: Community Chest provides a diverse range of services which include: 1) counseling, 2) family advocacy, 3) youth enrichment programs, and 4) employment placement assistance.

WHO DO WE SERVE: We primarily serve the residents of Storey, Lyon, and Nye counties in Nevada. However, our work often extends to other regions in Nevada and more recently, through programs like Global Voice, to regions outside of the United States.

WHERE IS COMMUNITY CHEST: We are headquartered in Virginia City, Nevada in the pink building at 991 South C Street in Virginia City. We also operate out of the Health and Wellness Hub at 175 E. Carson Street, Suite A  and in Fernley at 415 US Hwy 95A S, Building D for all clinical services.