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McMullen to be inducted into Women’s Fund Hall Of Fame
by Tribune Staff
May 06, 2012 | 617 views | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
RENO — Mary-Ellen McMullen, past vice president at The McMullen Strategic Group and an avid community philanthropist, is the newest member of the Nevada Women’s Fund Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame award recognizes individuals whose philanthropy and volunteer work on behalf of northern Nevada’s women and families have made a significant and lasting difference.

“For nearly four decades, Mary-Ellen Cain McMullen has embraced her passion to advance women and women’s issues,” said Isabelle Rodriguez Wilson, president and CEO of the Nevada Women’s Fund. “She embodies the mission of the Nevada Women’s Fund to inspire achievement.”

McMullen came to Reno in 1964. Her father, Edmund J. Cain, served as dean of the College of Education for the University of Nevada, Reno. She received her B.A. in education from UNR in 1973 and went on to receive her M.A. in Women’s Studies from George Washington University in 1976.

In 1980, McMullen began actively participating with the Nevada Women’s Fund. McMullen’s volunteer efforts and fundraising success were integral to the Nevada Women’s Fund inception and development as she provided strong guidance and leadership while garnering impressive grants and scholarship funds to the organization.

McMullen will be inducted into the Nevada Women’s Fund Hall of Fame at the annual Women of Achievement luncheon at 11:30 a.m. on May 31 at John Ascuaga’s Nugget. This year’s keynote speaker will be Lee Woodruff, author and contributing editor for “CBS This Morning.”

Tickets for the luncheon cost $100. To buy tickets or for more information, visit or call 786-2335.
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