Western Title Named Finalist for Most Philothranpic in Northern Nevada

December 5, 2017

Western Title Co. is a finalist in Northern Nevada Business Weekly’s 2017 Reader’s Choice Best of Business as one of the Most Philanthropic companies in Northern Nevada.

“Companies, including Western Title, were picked from a survey conducted earlier this year,” said Sally Roberts, content manager for the Northern Nevada Business Weekly. “The idea is that companies nominated [for Most Philanthropic] are doing extra for the community with donations and participation in other groups.”

Western Title has been no stranger to supporting the Nevada community they call home. Over the course of 2017, Western Title donated time, goods, and more than $17,000 to 48 local charities. This was largely accomplished by employee donations and monthly charity drives, including an industry-wide food drive before Thanksgiving to benefit the Evelyn Mount Foundation, Christmas gifts for Adopt-A-Family, and donating necessities for The Eddy House, Washoe County Child Advocacy Center, and Nevada Youth Empowerment Project.

“On behalf of our company, this nomination is an honor,” said Sylvia Smith, president of Western Title Co. “It is a compliment to our employees’ giving spirit, our industry, and also to each of the charities we have supported this year.”

One of Western Title’s most recent fundraisers was also its most successful: the Inaugural Walk for Awareness. In efforts to raise Breast Cancer Awareness during October 2017, Western Title employees volunteered to walk a mile for monetary donations, which would be given to three local, cancer-related Reno charities: Susan G. Komen, Moms on the Run and Each One Tell One. After several weeks of contributions and sponsors signing their shirts, Western Title raised more than $3,500.

“Giving back to the community we love is an integral part of our business,” Smith said. “Our staff continues to be overly gracious and has embodied the Western Title spirit of giving to those in need.”

Another main source of Western Title’s donations originates from a program called Casual Day Friday. Every employee, from the Reno office to the Winnemucca office, donates a dollar to dress casually on Fridays and the last day of the month. These donations resulted in more than $5,000 during 2017, and more than $80,000 in donations since the campaign’s inception during August 1993.

Looking forward to 2018, Western Title aims to increase their giving and donations. As for the honor of being named Northern Nevada’s Most Philanthropic company, Western Title now relies on votes. Community members can vote until December 9th at www.nnbw.secondstreetapp.com/NNBW-Readers-Choice-Voting-2017.

The winners of the Best in Business will be announced January 18.

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