Natlie A. Cole-Reagins (NACR) Foundation is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit that funds Education and Cancer Research Activities.

EDUCATION:  NACR provides & promotes early literacy and language development activities.

CANCER RESEARCH:  NACR raises awareness and supports the research of SinoNasal Undifferentiated Carcinoma (SNUC) Cancer, and it's effects.

The foundation was founded in 2009 to celebrate Natlie's legacy,  An innovative group of friends, family members, and colleagues established the Natlie A. Cole Reagins (NACR) Education and Cancer Research Foundation from the essence of common principles that Natlie held true and demonstrated; benevolence, sharing, learning, literacy, wholeness, and healing.

The current Board of Trustees is comprised of 19 volunteers representing a broad cross-section of professionals, including the social service, legal, healthcare, educational, public utility, non-profit, aerospace, financial, sales, service, and faith based communities. The diverse backgrounds and unique life experiences represented by each trustee embodies Natlie's spirit of excellence and her quest for insight and knowledge. 


About Natlie

Natlie A. Cole-Reagins was born April 11, 1965 and after a valiant fight, her body surrendered to Sino-Nasal Undifferentiated Carcinoma (SNUC), June 8, 2007.

Natlie grew up in Riverside, CA and graduated from Poly High School in 1983. In 1987, she received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of California, Riverside and in 2002 earned a Master of Arts from California State University, San Bernardino. Natlie taught elementary school for sixteen years.

Natlie married in 1988 and gave birth to two sons; Gared and Gavin. 

Watch the video above to learn more about Natlie's life and the impact she had on her family and community

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Parents, do you need a break?

Our “BOOKS WITH BONNIE” literacy series launches this Thursday, April 9th and will take place each Thursday morning at 9AM PST! This is a FREE weekly Facebook LIVE read-aloud session geared to keep your kids busy, entertained, and educated, during these uncertain social distancing times.

The NACR foundation is blessed to have a 35 year-seasoned, Southern California Elementary School Teacher “Mrs. Bonnie Potts” on our Executive Board. Mrs. Potts and several of her close friends created the NACR foundation to memorialize and continue Natlie A. Cole-Reagins (NACR) life-long work in early childhood literacy.

Over the years, the NACR foundation has provided thousands of books to children, local libraries and schools. Additionally, we have a strong partnership with the Loma Linda Children’s Hospital whereas we curated a children’s library for our little ones stuck in care.

Please join Mrs. Potts, and children from all over the world, as we kick-off our BOOKS WITH BONNIE offering. Our sessions are geared towards children aged 3-10 years old.



BLACK TIE BOWLING EVENT POSTPONED: Due to the CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) outbreak, the Health Officer of the County of Riverside has ordered the cancelling of all events in Riverside County with an expected attendance of 250 or more. In compliance with this order and with a responsible abundance of caution, the trustees of the Natlie Foundation have made the decision to POSTPONE the “Black Tie Bowling Gala” - April 25, 2020, until further notice.

LEGENDARY RAFFLE: Ticket sales for the Legendary Raffle will continue until the original date of the gala, April 25, 2020. Natlie Foundation trustees will engage an independent party to conduct the raffle and award prizes to the winners. The raffle activity will be streamed “live” on the Natlie Foundation Facebook site: On April 26, 2020 raffle winners will be notified, and the results posted online via social media. The privacy rights of each winner will be considered.

REFUNDS: “Black Tie Bowling Gala” admission ticket holders have the option of donating the amount of the ticket to the foundation or requesting a full refund. Donors to the event will also receive a full refund upon request. To request a refund, contact a Natlie Foundation trustee or send an email with name, address, and phone number to During this postponement, the Natlie Foundation continues to welcome all donations which are, as always, tax deductible and used to advance the mission of the organization.

FUTURE EVENTS: Thank you for supporting the Natlie A. Cole-Reagins Education and Cancer Research Foundation. We look forward to your support with our upcoming exciting and legendary fundraising events. On behalf of the board of trustees we extend prayers to our local and global communities as we stand strong together to successfully overcome the CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) crisis.


Upcoming Events

Black Tie Bowling Gala - Postponed
Sat, Apr 25
Arlington Lanes
Apr 25, 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM PDT
Arlington Lanes, 7100 Arlington Ave, Riverside, CA 92503, USA


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Our organization always appreciates the generosity and involvement of people like you, with every contribution going towards making NACR an even better Non-Profit Organization than it already is. We want to provide you with the correct and appropriate information pertaining to your mode of support, so don’t hesitate to contact us with your questions.

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Stanford School of Medicine is leading a multi-institutional registry for patients with sino-nasal cancer. The multi-institutional partnership includes Stanford University, University of Pennsylvania, University of Pittsburg, University of California, Los Angeles, University of Washington, University of Colorado, and University of Arizona.

The Osborne Head and Neck Institute and Foundation's primary focus continues to be unsurpassed patient care. The Osborne Head and Neck Foundation, based at Cedars Sinal Medical Center in Beverly Hills, sponsors select indigent patients with transportation, lodging and fee reductions/stipends for treatment, including pro bono surgery, and medical missionary work.

Since inception in 2009, NACR has committed to providing ongoing financial support to the Riverside Educational Enrichment Foundation (REEF). Charitable funding from the Natlie A. Cole-Reagins Education and Cancer Research Foundation is intended to empower teachers with discretionary funding to implement ideas and projects that enrich learning experiences of their students.


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