Southwest Gas Donates $10K to Support High School Jump Start Program

Carson City, Nev. (July 9, 2024) — Representatives from the Southwest Gas Foundation made a $10,000 donation to the Carson City Schools Foundation (CCSF) at the June 25 School Board meeting. The money was given to support the Jump Start College Program at Carson High School.

Southwest Gas Foundation representatives present $10,000 donation to Carson City School Board and Carson City Schools Foundation Trustees
(Left to right) School Board Trustee Matt Clapham, School Board Clerk Mike Walker, School Board Vice President Lupe Ramirez, Carson City School District Superintendent Andrew Feuling, Southwest Gas Public Affairs Manager Stacy Woodbury, Southwest Gas Director of District Operations Matthew Helmers, Carson City Schools Foundation President Jon Hager, Carson High School Vice Principal Cheryl Macy, Carson City Schools Foundation Treasurer Casey Gillis, School Board Trustee Richard Varner and Carson City Schools Foundation Board Member and Former Carson City School District Superintendent Richard Stokes.

In a joint venture with Western Nevada College, the Jump Start program allows students to complete their senior and junior years of high school simultaneously with their freshman and sophomore years of college. Students in the program typically earn their college associates degree, often prior to receiving their high school diploma.

The Carson City Schools Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to promoting community involvement and investment in the public schools of Carson City. This project is one of the many results of the “Empower Carson City 2027″ Strategic Plan, a five-year strategic plan for extraordinary schools built by the community of Carson City.

The foundation was created to increase student achievement through philanthropic investment and involvement. Established by the Carson City School District’s Board of Trustees, the foundation promotes education programs that traditional funding sources may not be able to reach.

For more information about the foundation, please visit To make a contribution with your credit card, click here, or you may also donate by sending a check to the Carson City Schools Foundation at P.O. Box 92, Carson City, Nevada 89702. To view an informational video, please click here.

About Southwest Gas

Southwest Gas Corporation is a dynamic energy company committed to exceeding the expectations of more than two million customers throughout Arizona, California and Nevada by providing safe and reliable service while innovating sustainable energy solutions to fuel community growth. For more information about how Southwest Gas supports a sustainable energy future, please visit

About Carson City School District

Located in Nevada’s capital, Carson City School District offers public education to approximately 7,300 students throughout Carson City. The district includes 6 elementary schools, 2 middle schools, 1 alternative high school and 1 comprehensive high school. Carson City School District boasts many successes including impressive graduation rates, strict safety measures, programs for gifted students and advanced-placement classes, among several others. In a joint venture with Western Nevada College, the Carson City School District Jump Start College program allows students to complete their senior year of high school and freshman year of college simultaneously. For more information, visit