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We are the Alliance with the Washoe County Medical Society (AWCMS),  a non-profit, fully volunteer run 
organization whose members include spouses of physicians in Washoe County (including spouses of retired 
physicians, widows or widowers), physicians in Washoe County, as well as resident physician spouses and medical 
student spouses.


Our members are all dedicated to promoting health and wellness in our community through:


  • Nursing scholarships

  • Grants to promote medical education

  • Educational opportunities to promote health and wellness in our community

  • Community initiatives

  • Grants to other non-profits that promote healthy communities

  • Resources for our medical families


As a fully volunteer 501-C3 non-profit organization, we are proud that XX% of our funds go directly to other health-related community organizations and the AWCMS Endowment to assure the health impact of AWCMS on our local community for years to come.

Our Community Focus

As a non-profit organization making its way through a changing landscape, AWCMS continues to implement its’ strategic plan and to plot the course for the future—all while honoring its’ roots in philanthropy and advocacy. 


Although known for years for our Rummage Sale, logistically it could not be sustained, so since then, AWCMS has continued its charitable endeavors. We now continually assess our current environment and opportunities to support relevant healthcare-related organizations in their efforts. We are determined to be where we can be of most help.


Over the last several years we have turned our attention to a variety of healthcare-related issues. AWCMS has:

  • The following is a partial list of organizations we have helped fund:

    • Food Bank of Northern Nevada

    • For Kids Foundation

    • Camp Care Nevada

    • Nevada POLST

In addition, AWCMS has:

  • Addressed the opioid epidemic by providing financial help to various organizations and co-sponsoring the author, Sam Quinones;

  • Provided funds and supplies to Awaken, to support their efforts in combatting sex trafficking

  • Our members are regularly involved in the Drug Take-Back program to collect unused prescription drugs so they do not end up in our water supply, waste or in the wrong hands

  • Helped financially support The Down Syndrome Network of Northern Nevada and our members participate in their fun-runs to raise additional funds

  • Provided residents of Summit View Hospice with Holiday Gifts​

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON OUR PROGRAMS OR FUTURE EVENTS, please browse our site for information regarding our activities and, if you are one of our medical families, how to become a member and become involved in promoting our community's health. We welcome all ideas, suggestions and feedback on this website or our activities...please contact us!

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