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John K. Carothers, Executive Director

Message from the Executive Director of the University of Nevada, Reno Foundation

John Carothers

The University of Nevada, Reno is a remarkable place that has a significant impact on our state and beyond. Our friends, alumni and community partners are the cornerstone of what the University is able to achieve.

It is my privilege to work each day with wonderful philanthropists who support the University's mission. Some are interested in expanding humanity's knowledge, others support remarkable art and inspirational music and great athletic accomplishments, while others want to make our economy more efficient and create opportunities in our society. All of these features come through in the support brought to the University in the past year. Thank you to each of you whose names appear on the pages of this special Honor Roll of Donors.

The University's historic campus is filled with the promise of nearly 21,000 students and our mission of learning, discovery and engagement has never been more important. Your donations help to advance initiatives and develop programs and campus infrastructure to propel the University to new heights like the just opened William N. Pennington Student Achievement Center, the under construction E. L. Wiegand Fitness Center and the planned School of the Arts building titled Act Two. We were able to offer $6.9 million in donor-funded scholarships this year, representing more than 3,100 awards. Philanthropy makes possible the educational dreams of our students as they matriculate and graduate to join our 65,089 proud Nevada alumni.

We are grateful for your support and invite you to continue with us as we advance this great University. Thank you for the important role you play in our success.


John K. Carothers
Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations
Executive Director, University of Nevada, Reno Foundation
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