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Nov 20 2009

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Dermody Properties Foundation makes gift to RSVP

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Mandy Bolinder (taller of the two) of Dermody Properties Foundation presents a check for $1,500 to Carole Anderson, director of volunteer programs, Sanford Center for Aging

Mandy Bolinder (taller of the two) of Dermody Properties Foundation presents a check for $1,500 to Carole Anderson, director of volunteer programs, Sanford Center for Aging

The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) of Washoe County has received a $1,500 gift from the Dermody Properties Foundation to support RSVP’s efforts to recruit adults 55 and older and match them with volunteer opportunities throughout the community.

RSVP plans to use the gift to purchase software that will allow volunteers to report their volunteered hours directly on the RSVP website. Part of the gift also will be used to supplement grant monies for volunteers’ mileage reimbursement, said Carole Anderson, director of volunteer programs at the Sanford Center for Aging, which sponsors RSVP in Washoe County.

The Demody Properites Foundation is an employee-managed offshoot of Dermody Properties, a national commercial developer of parks and other facilities. Its subsidiaries include Reno-based DP Partners. The foundation focuses on support for the arts, education and the family with a special emphasis on children and elders.

RSVP of Washoe County is part of a program funded nationally by the Corporation for National and Community Service and, in Nevada, by the state’s Aging and Disability Services Division. RSVP matches older adults with volunteer opportunities at more than 90 sites in and around Reno. It is sponsored locally by the Sanford Center for Aging, part of the University of Nevada, Reno’s Division of Health Sciences.

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