Philanthropy is a multigenerational Lewis family tradition. During his childhood, Robert Lewis wanted to be a scientist. He has supported DRI for almost 15 years and was part of an instrumental group of donors that provided philanthropic support to launch the Innovative Research Program (IRP) in 2018.
The Peter Wagner Memorial Endowment was established in 1981 by Sue Wagner, his wife and former longtime Nevada legislator and Lt. Governor, family, and friends. We thank Sue Wagner for establishing this endowment in Peter’s memory and their continued support.
Stephanie Kruse, DRI Foundation Vice-Chair and Trustee, established the Harold J. Kruse Farming & Environment Award in 2022 to honor her father’s memory and recognize his farming business sense.
The Lafrances two-year gift will ensure to safe water in healthcare facilities and surrounding communities with additional new wells.
Your tax deductible contribution and support ensures that DRI can continue creating innovative solutions and impactful science.
The George Burke Maxey Fellowship was established in 1988 by Elizabeth “Betty” West Stout to support research in water resources.
Since its launch, IRP has provided nearly $650,000 in philanthropic funding to support early-stage innovative research at DRI.
DRI scientists are able to research some of the most pressing environmental challenges thanks to the support of donors like Marianna Vaughan.
Nevada’s K-12 teachers and students will continue to benefit from DRI’s STEM education, thanks to the Robert Z. Hawkins Foundation.
DRI Foundation received a donation from the International Arid Lands Consortium for graduate students working on arid land issues.
Caleb chose to give back to celebrate his Bar Mitzvah. He wanted to raise money for the Nevada Robotics program.
DRI is grateful for the ongoing generous support by the William N. Pennington Foundation for DRI’s cloud seeding projects in Northern Nevada for the 2021 and 2022 winters.
Norm Dianda, Q&D Construction founder, was a great friend to DRI and provided support for DRI’s distinguished Nevada Medal Award.
One of the important programs funded by generous donors, like Kim Sinatra, is the Innovation Research Program (IRP).
The DRI Foundation is pleased to welcome the new members to its Board of Trustees, each serving a four-year term beginning January 1, 2023.
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