Join The Eagle Club

The Sierra Nevada College Eagle Club is an exclusive group of individuals who come together to celebrate summer at Lake Tahoe while making an important contribution to the academic and student programs of the College. As a member of Eagle Club, you will enjoy VIP Eagle Club access to an array of the College and the region’s premiere summer events.

This year we will open several of our events for you to bring your own guests, and show them how much fun we have!

Membership in the Eagle Club is $2,500 per couple, and $1,250 per individual member. Your membership supports the College in our mission to provide innovative and transformational education to our students while increasing our visibility and participation in the vibrant Lake Tahoe community.

Join us for a great summer.

Erika Gillette and Janet Pahl,
Eagle Club co-chairs

Please contact Erika Gillette at 775.881.7592 to learn more about club events and becoming a member.

2014 Eagle Club Events

Red, White, and Tahoe Blue: Wine and Dine

Friday, July 4

Tahoe Blue Winetasting

Come savor extraordinary hors d’oeuvres presented by Chef Chris Daniel of the Big Water Grille, paired with award-winning wines from across the world and complemented with live classical music.


VIP Reception for Dr. Zahi Hawass

Wednesday, July 23



Enjoy special VIP Eagle Club seating on Patterson Lawn for Dr. Hawass’s major public summer lecture as Sierra Nevada College’s Distinguished Visiting Professor. The distinguished Egyptologist will discuss his newest research and discoveries underneath the Nile River. After the reception, join Dr. Hawass, President Gillette, and the Board of Trustees for a private reception in Patterson Hall.

Your non-member guests are invited, cost TBD.


Brubeck Summer Jazz Colony Series

August 3-6



The Brubeck Jazz Colony is a one-week, intensive educational program in jazz performance for exceptionally talented high school musicians who come to study with Brubeck Institute faculty, guest artists and master teachers. The musicians will perform each night of the Colony, but we have selected two special nights for Eagle Club members.

Your non-member guests are invited, cost TBD.

Sunday, August 3, Opening Night:
First, experience the German Youth Jazz Orchestra for the closing night of their world tour, in the Summerfest Tent at 7 pm. Then, adjourn to the intimate setting of Patterson Hall, transformed for the week unto the Brubeck Jazz Club, to hear the Brubeck Jazz Colony in their first session together, 9pm.

Wednesday August 6, VIP Reception:
A special mid-week performance by the group for our most special guests - including Eagle Club members.


Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival

Thursday August 21


Shakespeare's As You Like It is a timeless romantic comedy featuring the banished Rosalind and the handsome, lovesick Orlando. A clandestine, gender-bending courtship ensues! Join us before the performance begins for appetizers and drinks inside the Sand Harbor amphitheater. You will appreciate the special VIP Eagle Club seating for this closing week performance.


Tahoe Rib Cookoff

Sunday, September 7
Warren Kocmond and Janet Pahl have challenged some of your favorite local chefs to try their best against Warren's famous ribs. Join the rest of the Eagle Club crowd and enjoy the results of their competition on Warren and Janet's beautiful patio and lawn. Bring your boots, your cowboy hat, and your appetite.