About the Foundation and Initiatives
The EDAWN Foundation is a private, non-profit 501c3, founded by the EDAWN Board. It’s purpose is to communicate awareness and educate visitors, businesses travelers and the community about our region’s economic development, business growth opportunities, and the quality of life in Greater Reno-Sparks. The Foundation has made a concerted effort to launch initiatives that include efforts to enhance our image as a family-friendly community. Since 2013, two such initiatives were successfully launched and have been positively received.
EDAWN Foundation Board Members:
- Francine Burge
- Margaret Friedrichs
- Alexis Hill
- Tony Manfredi
- Debra Moddelmog
- Annie Zucker
2019 Taxi Top Campaign
The EDAWN Foundation and Washoe County School District K-12 schools partnered for the fifth consecutive year in the Taxi-Top Design Contest. This year, ten $500 checks were awarded to the teachers’ classrooms with the winning designs. In addition, the first place elementary, middle, and high school winners will have their designs displayed on Whittlesea taxis for a year!
More than fifty designs were judged by members of the arts community and the EDAWN Foundation Board members. The winners were selected among those that best express why
“our region is a great place to live, work and play”.
Congratulations to the art students and teachers at North Valleys High School, McQueen High School, Depaoli Middle School, Mount Rose K-8 School of Languages, and Jesse Hall Elementary School for their creativity and engagement in the arts.