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PBS Reno Spotlight Awards & Auction

Save the date for the 2021 PBS Reno Spotlight Awards & Auction

 On September 18, PBS Reno will recognize the individuals, organizations, and businesses who are making a significant impact on the region. This exciting awards show will also include an auction featuring enticing packages to support PBS Reno!  

Award Nominations

Nominations are now closed! Finalists will be announced and voting will begin June 25, 2021.

In addition, PBS Reno will also honor Sandy Raffealli as this year’s Extraordinary Philanthropist.

 In May, PBS Reno will select three finalists from each Spotlight Award category, and you will be able to vote for the winners beginning June 25, 2021! More information to come, including short videos highlighting each finalist. 

On-Air Auction

Back again by popular demand, PBS Reno will incorporate an on-air auction into the Spotlight Awards and Auction on-air broadcast. To donate an item, contact Kalei Tomlin at 775.600.0562 or



PBS Reno will promote sponsors heavily on-air throughout the buildup to the live broadcast. The Spotlight Awards and Auction is a great way to connect with our community, be it announcements promoting your business, sponsoring an award category, or our online auction.

Contact Diane Barrett, Community Partnership Executive, at 775.600.0584 and; or Jane Raley, Development Officer, 775.600.0549 and; for more information on ways to get involved.

More Information on How to Sponsor the Spotlight Awards and Auction. 

2021 PBS Reno Spotlight Awards & Auction | Nominations Open

Nominate local businesses, community groups, educators, youths and individuals by May 14!

Sponsored in part by 

Meadows Bank
Renown Health
Nevada Museum of Art
Edgar F. Kleiner
One Digital Health and Benefits

All proceeds benefit PBS Reno, so that we are able to provide quality programming and educational services to more than 124,000 residents throughout northern and central Nevada and northeastern California.