A Message of Gratitude from CCI’s Co-Founders

shaundebvacay.pngShaun Griffin, one of CCI’s co-founders and Executive Director of 26 years, recently stepped back from his “head chief” position and embarked on an incredible, long-overdue adventure around the world with his spouse and CCI co-founder Deborah Loesch-Griffin.

The community celebrated Shaun’s incredible legacy, his tireless service, and well-earned retirement in late August at a gathering of over 100 folks at Miner’s Park in Virginia City before the Griffins departed for their long-awaited journey.

The Griffins wished to send the following message to supporters:

“To all our friends, colleagues, and family members that attended the celebration on 8/26/17 of Shaun’s transition from his position as Executive Director at Community Chest, Inc,

First, It was one of the most special days of his life!

Second, we want to thank you and share with you the journey we went on this past fall through this photo-journal. We have such a deep appreciation for the blessing of time and support you all gave us to do so.

In spirit, Shaun and Deb”

Click below to view the Griffin’s travel photo journal!

Fall 2017 on-line Transition Thank You Booklet


Storey County Community Library Joins Nevada Reads

Love a good read? Nevada Reads—a new conversational book club from Nevada Humanities—has not one but two excellent selections for the top of your 2018 “must read” list.

 Marlena: A Novel by Julie Buntin
Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic by Sam Quinones

Nevada Reads is a new statewide book club that invites Nevadans to read selected works of literature and come together in their communities to share the ideas and perceptions inspired by the books they have read. Nevada Reads offers avenues for safe discussion of topics of importance to Nevadans.

Get involved! All across Nevada in 2018 you will have the opportunity to join in Nevada Reads book clubs, discussion groups, and/or community partnership-led events that focus conversation around these two books.

Don’t miss out! Pick up a copy of these books, and watch this space for all details about upcoming Nevada Reads opportunities near you. Join in the statewide Nevada Reads conversation. For more information, check out http://nevadahumanities.org/programs/nevada-reads

CCI’s Holiday Efforts Serve Record Number of Community Members

Community Chest’s holiday outreach was an incredible success this season! With the help of our community,  a record 120 Angel Tree gifts were sponsored by Storey County residents. In addition, we distributed Christmas food baskets to 40 families.

We wish to thank the following groups and individuals for their generosity of time, effort, and donations during this holiday season:

Eastern Star Storey County High School students
Storey County Middle School students COW Bus students
Fraternal Order of Eagles – Comstock #523 Comstock Classics Car Club
Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada VFW Women’s Auxiliary – Dayton Valley Post
Toys for Tots Carson City Girl Scouts Troop #708
Storey County Commissioner Jack McGuffey Special Thank You to our Storey County Post Office for allowing us to post the Angel Tree in their lobby again!

We hope you realize the difference you make during this giving time of year. A sincere and grateful thanks to everyone involved in this community effort!


GRAMMY®-Winning Dobro Master Jerry Douglas Featured at 9th Annual “A Night to Imagine” Fundraising Concert



Join us for another exciting night of music, friends, and good times in old Virginia City’s historic Piper’s Opera House at CCI’s 9th Annual “A Night to Imagine” Fundraising Concert!

This year we are proud to welcome The Jerry Douglas Trio to the Piper’s stage!

Friday, April 13th
Doors 7:30pm, Show 8pm
12 B Street, Virginia City

Dobro master and 14-time GRAMMY® winner Jerry Douglas is to the resonator guitar what Jimi Hendrix was to the electric guitar: elevating, transforming, and reinventing the instrument in countless ways. In addition to being widely recognized as the foremost master of the Dobro, Jerry Douglas is a freewheeling, forward-thinking recording artist whose output incorporates elements of bluegrass, country, rock, jazz, blues and Celtic into his distinctive musical vision.

Called “dobro’s matchless contemporary master” by The New York Times, Jerry Douglas is one of the most innovative recording artists in music, both as a solo artist and member of groundbreaking bands including J.D. Crowe & the New South, the Country Gentlemen, Boone Creek, the Grammy-winning The Earls of Leicester, and Strength In Numbers. Douglas’ distinctive sound graces more than 1500 albums, including discs released by Garth Brooks, Paul Simon, James Taylor, Elvis Costello, Earl Scruggs, and Ray Charles, among many others.

As he continues his incalculable influence on Americana, bluegrass and their many related genres, Douglas forges as a true pioneer in American music.

Last year, The Jerry Douglas Band debuted their album “What If”. Throughout the album’s 11-tracks, “What If” decisively merges jazz inclinations with the bluegrass, country, blues, swing, rock, and soul that Douglas spent his life absorbing and performing, forging a sound that flies beyond the boundaries of anything he–or anyone else–has done before.


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


CCI and Storey County Partners Release 2016 Domestic Violence Audit

Community Chest’s Victim Services Unit (VSU) has again partnered with the Storey County District Attorney and the Storey County Justice of the Peace to produce and distribute the 2016 Domestic Violence Audit.

This report contains an analysis of the legal and social advocacy system’s response, with special attention paid to ways in which each of the various parts of the legal and social advocacy system can improve their responsiveness to addressing domestic violence.

The most devastating effect that domestic violence has on a community is the damaged capacity for it to realize its full potential.


CLICK HERE to read the Storey County 2016 Domestic Violence Audit