CCI Celebrates Most Successful Fundraiser to Date with Rodney Crowell Concert!

CCI held its annual “A Night to Imagine” fundraiser this month, featuring Grammy-award winning singer/songwriter Rodney Crowell. It was a magical evening, with an enthusiastic and enchanted sold-out Piper’s Opera House crowd entertained by the musical legend in an acoustic trio playing both beloved classics and songs from his acclaimed new album, “Close Ties”.

Fans both local and from afar made it a night out to remember; crowding local restaurants, pubs, and hotels in Virginia City before and after the show. A raffle and silent auction featuring generous donations from local merchants raised even more funds for Community Chest’s programs as supporters bid on such prizes as rounds of golf, a luxury hotel package, retail gift certificates, and beautiful jewelry.

Locals were able to sign up for a brand-new Storey County Community Library Card, and our youth Global Voice program held a raffle for a prize trip to Mexico.

Not only are CCI’s annual fundraising concerts developing a reputation as one of Virginia City’s biggest and best nights out of the year, they are truly a labor of love for and collaborative partnership between Community Chest, the  Virginia City and surrounding communities, and our generous donors, supporters, and volunteers.

Stay tuned for the next event!


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Barrick Schwab Bank Piper’s Opera House
Red Dog Saloon Sundance Books Comma Coffee
Bruka Theater Chez Couture Dragonfly Bath & Body
Reno Bighorns Scheels Duncan Golf Course Management
Virginia Hill Mercantile  The Roasting House Peppermill Resort Spa Casino
Cafe Del Rio

Displaced Homemaker Program Changes Lives

Community Chest’s Displaced Homemaker Program provides employment services, support, and resources to homemakers who must transition back into the workforce due to their household losing its primary wage earner’s income because of divorce, death, disability, or job loss.

Our Case Manager, Kelly Ibarra, explains employment challenges for rural Nevada residents and the services provided by this program; and a program participant discusses how she is becoming self-sufficient with the support and skills she has developed from enrolling.

Interested, or know someone who could use these services? Contact us at 775-847-0414.

CCI Staff Visit Nevada Legislature to Promote Home Visiting and Financial Literacy

Community Chest’s NFF Program Director Michael-Ann Lazzarino, and Parent Educator Farah Rashdan recently attended Assets and Opportunity Legislative Day at the Nevada State Legislature to promote financial literacy and resources for teens and families. This event was sponsored by Opportunity Alliance Nevada. Attendees attended a networking breakfast, met with legislators, and had the opportunity to sit in while the legislature was in session. Michael-Ann and Farah also met with Assemblyman Jim Wheeler, state representative for Storey County, to discuss the importance of promoting financial security and economic mobility for Nevadans.

Nevada Families First (NFF) is a voluntary, free program that 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.


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!