Nevada Nurses Foundation

Developing Quality Health Care for Nevada Citizens by Promoting The Development of Professional Nursing


The Nevada Nurses Foundation's Big Hat "Mardi Gras" High Tea includes delicious tea and lunch, a playful ambiance, wonderful silent auction and live auction gifts, and exciting raffle prizes. Only 160 special guests will be able to partake in this enchanting and delightful High Tea experience. The High Tea will likely sell out quickly.

Big hats and costumes are fun and encouraged, although they are optional. All proceeds go to nursing scholarships, grants, and awards and recognition for Nevada nurses.


  • Join Us!Register online for your tickets by April 27. Purchase options range from individual tickets to tables (10 seats). NOTE: Since this event sells out each year, we recommend purchasing your ticket today! Tickets will not be sold at the door.
  • Donate Event Tickets – Sponsor tickets for a student, retired nurse, or a group/organization. Register online for your sponsored tickets by April 27.
  • Sponsor The Event – Become a High Tea Mardi Gras Sponsor. Refer to the sponsorship form for a description of the many sponsorship benefits.
  • Purchase An Advertisement – Place a business card or half-, full-, or double-page ad in the High Tea Souvenir Program. The deadline for placing ads is April 10.
  • Sponsor A Named Scholarship/Grant – Create a personal or professional legacy by donating a scholarship/grant in your name or someone you wish to honor. See separate page to learn more.
  • Purchase A Raffle Ticket – Amazing prizes include a $500 VISA gift card, $300 Southwest Airlines voucher, $250 Amazon gift card, $250 Best Buy gift card, and $200 Target gift card.

    Tickets are 1 for $10, 4 for $25, or 25 for $100. You need not be present to win. To purchase raffle tickets, contact us at
  • Bid on Silent Auction Items – sign up for our online auction and bid to win from a selection of dozens of items. The auction is open on our Web site between April 1 and April 29, 2023:

  • Donate A Silent Auction Item – Contact us at to arrange for donation of a special item to the event's silent auction.
  • Make a Tax Deductible Donation to NNF – Don't have time for tea? Please consider becoming a Foundation Sponsor or making a donation to support the Foundation's mission.


NNF           NNA           NVNSA

          UNR Orvis                     RosemanU

UNLV           PAM Health

CTH           Arizona College           Donor Network West

NNMC           Carson Valley Medical Center

Scrubs Carpet Cleaning           ShellBelle Beauty

Cliffson           Farley Photography

All proceeds will support the mission of the Nevada Nurses Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, including nursing scholarships and grants. The Nevada Nurses Foundation has recognized over 3,000 Nevada nurses and student nurses and awarded over $205,946 in scholarships and grants since 2015!


Call or text: 775-560-1118