Western Title Named Finalist for Most Philanthropic Company In Northern Nevada

Nov 28, 2017

Western Title, a title and escrow company in northwest Nevada, is a finalist in Northern Nevada Business Weekly’s 2017 Reader’s Choice Best of Business as one of the Most Philanthropic companies in Northern Nevada.

“Companies, including Western Title, were picked from a survey conducted earlier this year,” said Sally Roberts, content manager for the Northern Nevada Business Weekly. “The idea is that companies nominated [for Most Philanthropic] are doing extra for the community with donations and participation in other groups.”

Western Title has been no stranger to supporting the Nevada community they call home. Over the course of 2017, Western Title donated time, goods, and more than $17,000 to 48 local charities. This was largely accomplished by employee donations and monthly charity drives, including an industry-wide food drive before Thanksgiving to benefit the Evelyn Mount Foundation, Christmas gifts for Adopt-A-Family, and donating necessities for The Eddy House, Washoe County Child Advocacy Center, and Nevada Youth Empowerment Project.

“On behalf of our company, this nomination is an honor,” said Sylvia Smith, President of Western Title Company. “It is a compliment to our employees’ giving spirit, our industry, and also to each of the charities we have supported this year.”

One of their most recent fundraisers was also Western Title’s most successful: the Inaugural Walk for Awareness. In efforts to raise Breast Cancer Awareness during October 2017, Western Title employees volunteered to walk a mile for monetary donations, which would be given to three local, cancer-related Reno charities: Susan G. Komen, Moms on the Run, and Each One Tell One. After several weeks of contributions and sponsors signing their shirts, Western Title raised more than $3,500.


Awareness Walk

Photo Description: Western Title employees make laps around their main office to raise Breast Cancer Awareness. This charity walk, which raised more than $3,500, was one of several events hosted by Western Title, resulting in more than $17,000 being donated to 48 local charities.


“Giving back to the community we love is an integral part of our business,” said Smith. “Our staff continues to be overly gracious and has embodied the Western Title spirit of giving to those in need.”

Another main source of Western Title’s donations originates from a program called Casual Day Friday. Every employee, from the Reno office to the Winnemucca office, donates a dollar to dress casually on Fridays and the last day of the month. These donations resulted in more than $5,000 during 2017, and more than $80,000 in donations since the campaign’s inception during August of 1993.

Looking forward to 2018, Western Title aims to increase their giving and donations. As for the honor of being named Northern Nevada’s Most Philanthropic company, Western Title now relies on votes. Community members can vote until December 9th at

The winners of the Best in Business will be announced Thursday, Jan. 18, during the Northern Nevada Book of Lists Launch and Awards Gala.

For more information about Western Title and their charitable giving, please contact the Reno office at 775-332-7100.


Food Drive

Photo Description: Members from Reno’s title and escrow companies unite to donate food to Evelyn Mount Foundation for families in need of Thanksgiving meals. The food drive was organized by Chad Felix (far left), Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Western Title. Together, Western Title and its fellow title and escrow companies donated more than 100 turkeys and full meals to the charity.


Western Title is one of the largest providers of title insurance in Northern Nevada, and also one Nevada’s oldest companies. Since its founding by our predecessors in 1902, Western Title has proudly provided title and escrow services to homebuyers and sellers with six convenient locations serving Washoe, Carson, Douglas, Lyon, Storey, Humboldt, Pershing, and Lander County. Today, the company is 70 people strong, including customer service, title officers, experienced commercial and residential escrow staff, business development, and management, all of which are dedicated to serving protecting the property rights of homebuyers and sellers. At Western Title, their strength is their people.