John K. Carothers, Executive Director

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

John Carothers

My time at Nevada has been punctuated by the wonderful support of donors to projects all across campus and it is my privilege to work daily with these impactful philanthropists. In the spring 2017 semester, we opened the E. L. Wiegand Fitness Center and this summer we will break ground on the new University Arts Building. We have received early and generous support for the new engineering building which is on the near horizon; read more about it in the Spring 2017 Nevada Silver and Blue. We are grateful for the support we have received for these important brick and mortar projects. And, our gratitude encompasses those who have made an immediate impact through current use gifts and to those who have made lasting gifts to endowments—the University's endowment reached $302.7 million as of June 30, 2016.

Thank you to each of you—alumni, friends, faculty, staff  and community partners—for the important role you play in our success. We are grateful for your support and invite you to continue with us as we advance this great University.


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