City of Reno
Nevada

Resolution
8457

Staff Report (For Possible Action): Resolution No. ________ Resolution donating Council Donation Funds to the Dean's Future Scholar Program in the College of Education at the University of Nevada, Reno to continue creating a college ready culture for youth in Northern Nevada through mentorships and programs in the amount of $500. (General Fund)

Information

Department:City Manager - Office of Communications & Community EngagementSponsors:Councilmember Oscar Delgado
Category:Council Donation Funds

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Recommendation and Proposed Motion

Recommendation:  Staff recommends Council adopt Resolution No. ________  and approve the request to allocate a Council Donation to the Dean's Future Scholar Program in the College of Education at the University of Nevada, Reno in the total amount of $500.

 

Proposed Motion: I move to adopt Resolution No. ________.

Staff Report Formal Body

Summary: Councilmember Oscar Delgado would like would like to allocate $500 from Council Donation Funds assigned for Fiscal Year (FY) 17/18 to the Dean's Future Scholar Program in the College of Education at the University of Nevada, Reno, a nonprofit organization that empowers low-income, first generation students to graduate high school and enroll in an institution of higher education.

 

Financial Implications: Funds are budgeted for Council Donations in the General Fund.

 

Legal Implications: NRS 268.028(1) states that the governing body of a city may make donations to nonprofit organizations created for religious, charitable or educational purposes to be used for a selected purpose. The donated funds must be used to provide a substantial benefit to the inhabitants of the city. Council approval is required before the recommended funds transfer can take place.

 

Ordinance or Resolution

RESOLUTION DONATING COUNCIL DONATION FUNDS TO THE DEAN'S FUTURE SCHOLAR PROGRAM, IN THE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION AT THE UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, RENO TO CONTINUE CREATING A COLLEGE READY CULTURE FOR YOUTH IN NORTHERN NEVADA THROUGH MENTORSHIPS AND PROGRAMS IN THE AMOUNT OF $500 (GENERAL FUND).

 

             WHEREAS, the City of Reno may donate funds in accordance with NRS 268.028, entitled “Expenditure of public money; grant of public money and donation of certain property to certain nonprofit organizations or governmental entities” when such expenditure provides a substantial benefit to the inhabitants of the City; and,

 

             WHEREAS, the Dean's Future Scholar program in the College of Education at the University of Nevada, Reno, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, empowers low-income, first

generation students to graduate high school and enroll in an institution of higher education; and,

 

             WHEREAS, the Dean's Future Scholar program fosters long-term mentorship and equips students with the knowledge, skills and support in order for them to become responsible and productive citizens both in and out of the classroom; and,

 

             WHEREAS, the Dean's Future Scholar program provides a variety of research-based interventions to increase high school graduation rates in the Washoe County School District and increase diversity, academic persistence and the number of students entering the field of education; and,

 

             WHEREAS, the Dean's Future Scholar program collaborates with community stakeholders to increase student achievement at all levels to promote economic growth in the State of Nevada by helping recruit and educate a diverse workforce; and,

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                     NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the City of Reno approves the donation of the sum of Five Hundred Dollars ($500) to the Dean's Future Scholar program in the College of Education at the University of Nevada, Reno and,

 

             BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that should the above donation or any portion thereof not be used for the purpose as set forth in this Resolution, any unused funds shall be returned to the City of Reno.

 

Upon motion by Councilmember                                , and seconded by Councilmember

                               , the foregoing Resolution was passed and adopted this ________ day of

                               , 2017, by the following vote of the Council:

 

AYES:

 

NAYS:

 

ABSTAIN:

 

ABSENT:

 

 

APPROVED this           day of                                , 2017.

 

 

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HILLARY SCHIEVE

MAYOR

 

 

 

 

ATTEST:

 

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ASHLEY D. TURNEY

CITY CLERK