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A free series explaining all aspects of estate planning is being offered this fall virtually via Zoom for the first time due to the pandemic and after 10 years of in-person classes.

The 90-minute, eight-week series runs eight consecutive Wednesdays at 10:30 am and 1:30 pm from September 16 through November 4. The series is co-hosted by the Community Foundation of Western Nevada and PBS Reno.

The series includes in-depth information on estate planning, all aspects of wills and trusts, duties of fiduciaries, executors, and trustees, health care directives, Medicaid and health insurance, estate taxes, digital assets, and more.  Classes are taught by volunteer expert estate attorneys and trust officers within our community including Nicole Vance, Kevin Walsh, Ryan Earl, Jason Morris, Mark Dreschler, Luke Welmerink, and John Smith. Thanks also goes to Kurt Mische, CEO of PBS Reno, who moderates the series each week.

Don’t think anyone is trying to sell you anything with this… these classes are truly a community service, and the attendees, more than 2,000 over the past 10 years, evaluate the classes with five stars.

Not only do you learn from top professionals who volunteer their time to teach these classes, but you get a workbook and materials that help you organize your financial and estate records, to save you time and money when you put together your plan with your attorney.  The classes introduce ideas, methods, and strategies to you that are not well known or understood and do so in a safe environment.

Your contact information is kept confidential

You will not be solicited for donations

There is no cost, and two class schedules to make learning convenient for you

Our non-profit partners help sponsor this to keep it free and include the Boys & Girls Club of the Truckee Meadows, Children’s Cabinet, Food Bank of Northern Nevada, KUNR/KNCJ Radio, Nevada Humane Society, Nevada Land Trust, Renown Health Foundation, SPCA of Northern Nevada, TMCC Foundation, United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierra, and the Veteran’s Guest House.

As the community’s main resource for philanthropy and philanthropic services, the Community Foundation of Western Nevada connects people who care with causes that matter.

We hope to resume the in-person classes at the Sierra View Library in the Reno Town mall come spring, so stay tuned for details on that early next year. For the fall classes, just call the Community Foundation at (775) 333-5499 to register for either the morning or afternoon class, provide us your email and we will send you the Zoom link and password for the classes.


Jamie Klund, Development Associate
Community Foundation of Western Nevada




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