Carson City Loses Local Businessman, Entrepreneur Icon Garth Richards | News from Carson City, Nevada
We are sad to announce the passing of Garth Richards. Originally from Carson City, Garth and his wife Joanie strongly believed in giving back to the community that gave them both so much.
A respected and successful businessman and entrepreneur, Mr. Richards passed away on Sunday September 12, the eve of his 86th birthday. He has given back to his community in many ways, mostly through financial contributions since, as he said, “I’m a workaholic and don’t have time to volunteer, but I want to get involved. .
The plight of the Homeless Veterans concerned this military veteran who served in the 1950s. In 2013, he donated a 1.7 acre parcel in north Carson City worth a little. over $ 900,000 that will serve as a site to build 39 HUD apartments for homeless and low-income veterans that are fully furnished.
As a thank you to the City, the new apartments were named Richards Crossing and opened to move in on April 12, 2017. He has also hosted numerous fundraisers at his Silver Oak golf course to benefit veterans over years. Since September 2007, he has raised $ 75,000 for the benefit of the 30 families of Nevada soldiers who lost their lives in combat in Iraq.
The Boys and Girls Club of Western Nevada was near and dear to her heart. Over 10 years ago, he donated land in his Silver Oak Development to the club to sell and raise money to build a new club. This prize raised $ 1 million for the Club, which gave them the impetus to start planning their new building.
He defended Western Nevada College by raising dollars to build a mechanical restoration shop. Passionate about old cars, he donated an old car to be restored. He also donated approximately $ 25,000 in cash.
Because his wife Joanie was so involved with the Carson-Tahoe auxiliaries and managed the hospital gift shop for many years, he had donated at least $ 100,000 for various fundraising causes for the ‘hospital.
Garth Richards: family man, entrepreneur, civic leader, philanthropist. We will miss him.