Joanne Goodwin and the Women's Research Institute of Nevada received a $1,000 contribution to the institute from the National Notary Association (NNA), courtesy of Catherine Cortez Masto, Nevada's attorney general. Masto received the NNA's 2012 March Fong Eu Achievement Award for her dedication to protecting homeowners and consumers nationwide and for acting as a model of conduct in the midst of the foreclosure crisis. The NNA makes a $1,000 contribution each year to an educational institution chosen by that year's winner. Masto said, "I selected the Women's Research Institute because I am personally familiar with the leadership programs it affords young women and I believe in the value of the work the institute is doing. As we celebrate Women's History Month, we need to recognize that women have the capacity to be great leaders. They bring a different and much needed perspective to the table. Programs such as those offered by the institute create opportunities for women to develop and enhance the skills needed to be future leaders in Nevada." Masto and William Anderson, vice president of best practices for the NNA, presented the check to Goodwin.