History - YWCA Nevada
2013 Birth of an Idea
It was while visiting Malaysia that Pandora Eady witnessed Kuala Lumpur’s poorest and poverty stricken, lower class village women and girls lives transformed to self-sustained, empowered individuals at the YWCA Kuala Lumpur.
Pandora returned to Las Vegas, contacted YWCA USA, director of local start-ups, hired a non-profit consultant, contracted an office space at a local church and begin the arduous task of forming YWCA in Nevada.
On May 15 2013, the YWCA of Las Vegas becomes incorporated. At the recommendation of the National office the name was changed to YWCA Nevada, to reflect support for the entire State. Three friends from her church join in to support the formation of this organization in Nevada. The four member volunteer Board of Directors committed to pay monthly dues of $50.
After receiving confirmation from YWCA USA, it became official, on November 8, 2014, YWCA Nevada becomes an Affiliate of the YWCA USA. Internal Revenue Service determined YWCA Nevada to be exempt from Federal income tax under section 501c3 of the code, effective May 15, 2013.
With dedicated and determined volunteers, YWCA reaches out to Nevada’s Philanthropic community for a facility. The new YWCA will offer to the community the vital social services and vocational programs to contribute to a vibrant, growing and sustained people.
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