Cary Lurie began her involvement with the Community Foundation of Northern Nevada in 2007 when she started the Lurieland Fund. She quickly became a Board member and is a Trustee serving on the Stewardship Committee. She is also a member of the Community Foundation’s Task Force on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
Cary has previously served on the Renown Health Foundation Board, a position she took after the death of her husband, Arthur J. Lurie in 1996. Arthur J. Lurie, M.D. started the open-heart surgery program at Washoe Medical Center in 1978. While raising three children, Cary served on the Silver Circle Advisory Board at the Nevada Museum of Art and volunteered at Planned Parenthood and Step2. She is currently active with the Alliance with the Washoe County Medical Society.
Cary is connected within the community and encourages those she encounters to get involved with the Community Foundation.
Cary says she thinks the Community Foundation is doing a fantastic job and she likes being a part of the Community Foundation of Northern Nevada.
Cary has lived in Reno for over 40 years. She and Wayne Smith have been together for the last 12 years. She has three adult children and nine grandchildren. When she’s not contributing to the Community Foundation, she enjoys skiing, pickleball, and traveling.