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The Local Lens: Tis Fundraising Season

June 8, 2022 | Linda Offerdahl

‘Tis the season for fundraisers! — Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation has its “Community Dinner” on Friday night at the Parasol building on Incline Way. Twenty-five years ago, local philanthropist Warren Trepp joined forces with Carla Hanson, the “Mother Theresa” of Incline Village. Their concept was a building to house nonprofits and allow them to share resources. It still houses the Parasol offices, Sierra Community House, and the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival, among others. It is primarily a source of funding for regional nonprofits through its donor advised funds and its own generous community grants. It is largely due to their efforts that Incline Village Crystal Bay has such a large contingent of nonprofits, too numerous to mention. Learn more about our community’s nonprofits at IVCBA.org. By the way, IVCBA and Parasol recently reconvened the Parasol Community Collaboration in a Summit with Washoe County Human Services Agency. These groups work hard to provide that safety net for our families.

Pet Network Humane Society is bringing back the Fur Ball in style! Get glammed up for the “Hooray for Hollywoof” theme and have your limo (your Subaru is fine!) drop you off at the Hyatt. Marilyn will be on hand to greet you. Mwaa!! Enjoy a fabulous dinner by the Hyatt chefs and a rousing live auction before you get out on the dance floor and swing to the Let’s Dance band. Wondering what to wear? Channel your inner movie star, one from YOUR era! Go down to Village Center and visit the thrift stores for inspiration or to find a dress that fits, like I’m doing!  A vintage look, paired with your husband in a tux wearing a bowtie like James Bond, makes the whole evening more fun. Dave & Cheryl Duffield, arguably the biggest philanthropists for pets in the nation, are sponsoring the Fur Ball and matching “Fund a Need” dollars up to $100,000. Visit Pet Network for tickets and the online silent auction!

IVCBA EXCLUSIVE ON THE HYATT! Yes, we love their ballrooms for our fundraisers, but did you know, they now have an outdoor venue on the beach! Not the pier, not the Lone Eagle deck. Go towards Action Water Sports. The Nest is a beautiful bar and grille right on the beach. Think island music and great cocktails. YES, locals are welcome. No reservation needed but recommended if it’s the weekend. Parking is validated!!!


There are numerous primary races for the state, county, and local government. Unfamiliar with the candidates? Do some research on the races and candidates on the Washoe County website


 IVGID Trustee candidates will be featured speakers at a community-wide meeting sponsored by the IVCB Community Forum. Participating Candidates: Albert Buckner, Yolanda Knaak, Gail Krolick, Bradley Mindlin, David Noble, Ray Tulloch.

Thursday, June 9 from 5:30-7:00 pm on zoom

John Crockett from the Library will moderate the discussion.

Submit Your Questions for the Candidates

Please send your questions for the candidates to: ivcbcommunityforum@gmail.com by June 8.

IVCB Community Forum Moderator Denise Davis and Recap Editor Ronda Tycer will organize and group questions starting with the most frequently asked.

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