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Estelle J. Kelsey Foundation Grant

Sisolak, Kathy Ong

Born in Ely, Nevada of immigrant parents, but raised in Las Vegas, Kathy Sisolak is the 2nd First Lady to hold a professional career, as well performing her official state duties.  Becoming First Lady of Nevada was something she never dreamed of.  She was busy pursuing a career when she met County Commissioner, Steve Sisolak at a gym they both frequented and they married shortly bef...
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Ceroke, Loretta Fajardo

Loretta Fajardo Ceroke
Native American of the Cuiyui Ticutta band of the Northern Paiute Tribe, Loretta grew up on the Pyramid Lake reservation.   As both her parents worked, she spent much of her early life living with her grandmother, where she learned the skill of ‘beading.’   Schooling was both at Nixon and Pyramid Lake, with high school in Fernley.  Loretta was the first native Miss Nevada Day P...
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