Support student success in style! Extraordinary plans are underway for the fourth annual Reach for the Stars Black Tie Gala which will be held on Saturday, Aug. 10.
This magical evening raises much-needed funding for Western Nevada College students and academic programs while offering attendees with an unforgettable evening under the stars at the Jack C. Davis Observatory. Located on the side of the mountain, overlooking Carson City, the venue boasts spectacular views of the city as well as insight into celestial activity happening in the night sky.
Enjoy cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, a full dinner hosted by Gather Restaurant as well as both live and silent auctions. Dance under the stars to the Jeff Leep Orchestra. There’s also an opportunity to learn about the Perseid Meteor Shower and stargaze through the observatory’s state-of-the-art telescopes. All of the fun starts at 6 p.m.
Event sponsors include Southwest Gas, City National Bank, JP Morgan Chase & Co, Greater Nevada Credit Union, Visiting Angels, Wells Fargo, Nevada State Bank, Hometown Health, United Federal Credit Union, Eide Bailly, Comstock Mining and Quick Space. Event sponsorships are available by calling 775-445-3239.
Event organizers are seeking volunteers and unique auction items. They wish to thank Biology and Chemistry Professor Dr. Elizabeth Tattersall for donating a flight in her private plane to the live auction and Jack C. Davis Observatory Director Dr. Thomas Herring and the volunteers from the observatory for use of the observatory.
Purchase tickets by calling the WNC Foundation office at 775-445-3240 or go to wnc.edu/foundation/reach-for-the-stars/. Seating is limited. Individual tickets are $130 per person, $230 per couple and $1,000 per table of 10.