Nevada Nurses Foundation

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


The Nevada Nurses Foundation's "Kentucky Derby" Big Hat High Tea includes live performances from talented local artists,  delicious tea and snacks, an enchanting ambiance, wonderful silent auction gifts, and exciting raffle prizes. Only 160 special guests will be able to partake in this enchanting and delightful High Tea  experience and will likely sell out quickly.

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

Be Part of The Event!

  • Join Us!Register online for your tickets by April 1. 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 1.
  • Sponsor The Event – Become a High Tea Kentucky Derby Sponsor. Refer to the sponsorship form for a description of the many sponsorship benefits.
  • Purchase An Advertisement – Place a half-, full-, or double-page ad in the High Tea Souvenir Program. The deadline for placing ads is March 1.
  • Sponsor A Named Scholarship/Grant – Create a personal or professional legacy by donating a $1,000 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 Southwest Airlines voucher worth $300, a VISA gift card worth $500, and gift cards for Amazon, Best Buy, and Target ranging from $200 to $250!

    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 September 15 and October 8, 2022:

  • 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.


Call: 775-560-1118