The Community Foundation and the communities of northern Nevada are grieving for Board Chair Jim Pfrommer, who died Sunday, February 3, 2019.
Jim was a leader who is realistic about who we are, as a community, and our strengths and our weaknesses. He selflessly and tirelessly devoted his time, energy, and considerable resources to the leadership of the Community Foundation Board. His tenacity in finding solutions was something to be respected. There has never been a time when he simply said, ‘no, that is impossible’. If he saw a need, he found a solution. His character was bar none and he treated all people in our community with the same amount of respect and care regardless of their backgrounds, ethnicity, religion, or age. Jim’s ability to connect people and resources was masterful; he wasn’t simply an idea person, he brought resources together to make things happen.
We were all lucky to have been able to work alongside someone who was truly the epitome of public service and charitable giving. He will be deeply missed.
Jim was passionate about education. Jim asked that any donations be directed to the GIAR Scholarship or the Reno Rotary ScholarshipDonate online through our secure PayPal link for the GIAR Scholarship (First Generations Grandmothers Scholarship) established by Jim and Gail Pfrommer with the button above, or mail check to Community Foundation of Western Nevada, 50 Washington Street, Suite 300, Reno, NV 89503.
To donate to the Rotary Club of Reno Scholarship Fund: mail check to Rotary Club of Reno, P.O. Box 1750, Reno, NV 89505