Creating Unforgettable Memories and Shaping the Future

By | May 23, 2024

As part of the Western Nevada College (WNC) Foundation's Reach for the Stars Gala, a silent auction prize provided a birthday bash to remember, showcasing the community spirit and unique experiences that this event fosters. Gabriel Singer, a student from WNC’s Child Development Center, celebrated his fourth birthday with a special public safety escort to school. Gabriel and his sister, Renee, enjoyed an exhilarating ride in Sheriff Kenny Furlong’s vehicle, complete with flashing red and blue lights and lively birthday tunes, creating an unforgettable memory.

Upon arrival, Gabriel’s classmates were thrilled to meet Carson City Sheriff’s Office deputies, including Sheriff Furlong. The children explored a cruiser and motor unit, eagerly asked questions, and joined in the birthday celebrations. This remarkable experience was made possible by Gabriel's parents, Lior Singer and Jennifer Hdairis, who won the gala’s silent auction prize and chose to share it with the Child Development Center, creating a day filled with joy and learning.

We extend our heartfelt thanks to the Carson City Sheriff’s Office for donating such a cherished gift to the WNC Foundation and to the Singer family for their generosity.

This year’s Reach for the Stars Gala, hosted by the WNC Foundation, will be held on Aug. 10 under the inspiring theme of "Giving Back to the Future." Set on the Carson City campus, this gala promises an immersive experience where philanthropy meets futuristic charm. The WNC Foundation is currently seeking auction prizes that create lasting memories and impactful experiences. To contribute, please contact our office at 775-445-3240.

Join hands with visionary sponsors such as Wells Fargo, Metcalf Builders, Briggs Electric, Carson Tahoe Health, Southwest Gas, Quick Space, Classic Finishes, Barb D’Anneo, Greater Nevada Credit Union, Comstock Inc, Downtown Vision, America First Credit Union, Fastenal, and Western Environments, whose dedication propels us toward a brighter tomorrow.

Tickets for this year’s gala are priced at $200 per person, $380 per couple, or $1,500 per table of eight. Every contribution supports the workforce of the future. With limited seating available, ensure your place in history as we come together to shape a better world for generations to come.

For event sponsorships and ticket purchases, contact the WNC Foundation Office at 775-445-3240 or visit Together, let's journey into the future and give back to the future.