Northern Nevada GIVES: The Discovery (sponsored)

The Discovery

The Discovery

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the fourth in a five-part series of profiles on Northern Nevada-area nonprofits and businesses who participated in the 2021 rendition of Northern Nevada GIVES: a guide to charitable giving and corporate philanthropy. Read all the profiles here in a special section that published Nov. 24.

Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum (The Discovery)

Address: 490 S. Center St., Reno, NV 89501
Phone: 775-786-1000
Website: nvdm.org 
Facebook: facebook.com/NevadaDiscoveryMuseum 
Twitter: twitter.com/nevadamuseum 
Instagram: instagram.com/nevadamuseum 
Year Established Locally: Founded 2004. Opened to the public 2011.
Number of Local Employees: 14 full-time, 15 part-time.
Number of Local Volunteers: 100
Annual Revenue: $2.5 million

Mission Statement:

We seek to inspire by being the place to experience science.


Our current five plan includes the following goals: launching a regional outreach program, achieving annual attendance of 300,000 visitor per year, becoming the recognized leader in STEAM learning in the region.

Fundraising Events/Opportunities:

The Discovery hosts Chemistry of the Cocktail, its annual fundraising event each year in November. The event invites attendees to explore the science of mixology.

Volunteer Opportunities:

The Discovery offers a variety of rewarding volunteer opportunities. From greeting visitors, to helping present science demonstrations, to working behind the scenes, volunteering is a great way to get involved with northern Nevada’s only hands-on science museum.

Giving Opportunities:

As part of the museum’s 10th anniversary celebration, The Discovery is currently attempting to raise $100,000 by September 10, 2022. Details can be found at nvdm.org/10th.

Executive Leadership:

  • Mat Sinclair, President/CEO
  • Stephanie D’Arcy, Chief Operating Officer
  • Patrick Turner, Chief Advancement Officer

Board of Directors:

  • Stacy Kendall, Board Chair, Vice President, Client Engagement for Plumas Bank
  • Sarah Porter, Vice Chair, Principal, Porterhouse Marketing
  • Mike Heath, Secretary, Vice President, Relationship Management, Meadows Bank
  • Kyle R. McCann, Treasurer, Managing Partner, Vantage Wealth Management
  • Austin K. Sweet, Esq., Past Chair, Attorney, Gunderson Law Firm

This content was provided and paid for by The Discovery.


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