About the Foundation and Initiatives

The EDAWN Foundation is a private, non-profit 501c3, founded by the EDAWN Board. It’s purpose is to create 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. Since its inception in 2013, the Foundation has focused its efforts on initiatives that enhance our image as a family-friendly community.

EDAWN Foundation Board Members:

  • Rae McElroy
  • Annie Zucker
  • Debra Moddelmog
  • Francine Burge
  • Margaret Friedrichs
  • Megan Downs
  • Nancy Fennell
  • Richard Jay

2020 Taxi Top Design Contest

The EDAWN Foundation and Washoe County School District K-12 schools partners for the sixth consecutive year in the Taxi-Top Design Contest. This year, ten $500 checks will be 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!

Every year more than 4 million visitors come to the Reno-Sparks region for vacation, business, family-fun and much more. With so much to see and do here, we want everyone to know why Northern  Nevada Is A Great Place to Live. The students use their creativity and imagination to illustrate this theme in their own artwork and we are excited to see this year’s new taxi top design entries.

The Winners Have Been Announced!

See the Press Release
Download the 2020 Contest Guidelines

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