Kiwanis Club of Reno - Now in Our 92nd Year
Kiwanis is an organization dedicated to "changing one child and one community at a time." Founded in 1922, the Kiwanis Club of Reno embraces this theme and balances its enthusiasm for volunteerism with fellowship, by doing good and having fun at the same time. The club has a strong history, having raised tens of thousands of dollars in support of children and senior projects and programs. While supporting numerous community programs, its current emphasis includes support of Vaughn Middle School and the Special Olympics.
The Kiwanis Club of Reno also sponsors Key Clubs at Reno High School, Wooster High School, and Sparks High School. Key Clubs is an international community service group for high school students. Kiwanis members attend Key Club meetings, provide advice, and assist with community service projects. Key Club members who graduate from high school may apply for two Kiwanis Club of Reno scholarships, each worth $1,000.
The club also has a three-generation partnership with the University of Nevada, Reno. The "Reno Kiwanis Club Scholarship Endowment Fund" and the "Frank M. Sweder Kiwanis Club Scholarship Endowment Fund" also provide scholarships to students attending UNR. Historically, these endowment funds provide three scholarships of $1,000 each.