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The College of Southern Nevada Foundation Supports Students
The CSN Foundation is dedicated to building better communities in Southern Nevada. Our mission is to support and advance the College by raising funds that support the college's students, faculty, staff and programs. The CSN Foundation is an independent, registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. We promote and further the development of CSN college programs by raising, managing and disbursing private funds.
To perpetuate and promote the College of Southern Nevada as a superior public institution providing quality post-secondary education in Southern Nevada by securing additional resources to enhance the educational programs and services offered by the College of Southern Nevada. To assist the College of Southern Nevada in providing educational opportunities for the prosperity and well being of the individual and the community.
Our Board of Trustees
The Foundation Board of Trustees is comprised of members from across the spectrum of Las Vegas and Southern Nevada business, industry, education, and history. The aggregate knowledge and experience that can be found on our Board is a great contributor to the ongoing success and effectiveness of the CSN Foundation.
Our 501(c)(3) Letter
Follow this link to view the Foundations Federal Non-Profit Organization authorization document.
Employee giving demonstrates faculty, staff and administration commitment to the future of CSN and provides valuable leverage in reaching overall donation goals. Employee contributions are extremely important to CSN. Click on the campaign logo above to access all the information on the 2012 Employee Giving Campaign.
To guarantee that CSN can continue to deliver on its promise of “Your Future Starts Here,” the CSN Foundation has embarked on a comprehensive fundraising campaign. This initiative is a wide-reaching fundraising and “friend-raising” effort designed to address specific college needs identified by community volunteers, faculty members, staff, students and administrators. Click on the campaign logo above for more campaign information (PDF 7.3MB)
Preparing a quality workforce is essential in generating economic growth and improving the quality of life for Southern Nevada communities. Scholarships help students receive the necessary education and training to start a new career or move forward in their current field.
Scholarships are the key to opportunity. Support scholarships at CSN by giving to the Today or Tomorrow Funds. To learn more about and give to these funds activate the "learn more..." link below. You can also activate the "Give Now" button above to support this worthy cause.
2012 Board of Trustees Reception for Scholarship Recipients
The Board of Trustees Meeting held on September 13th, 2012 hosted a reception for this years recipients of Foundation administered scholarships. Follow the link below for a gallery of about the event.
The Importance of Funding Scholarships
School of Advanced and Applied Technologies
My name is Richard Baldinelli and I want to thank IGT for providing me this wonderful scholarship. I'm in my third year of school at CSN and I'm trying to pursue a degree in electrical engineering. My experience at CSN has been amazing, and the college has given me a great head start in my education.- Richard Baldinelli
Southern Nevada Franchised New Car & Truck Dealers Association Endowed Scholarship
It was an honor to be chosen as a recipient of this generous award. As hard as it is for students now to afford to pay for tuition and supplies, the support from you is greatly appreciated. This scholarship will allow me to further invest in my education and purchase proper tools needed for automotive classes. I truly value my education at the College of Southern Nevada, and this scholarship has afforded me the opportunity to continue my academic pursuit.- Ernesto Rom
School of Arts and Letters
Rebecca Billings Memorial Fine Arts Endowed Scholarship
I am a 21-year-old Art student at the College of Southern Nevada. I have a strong creative drive and a passion for visual art. I plan on pursuing a career in Restorative Art upon completion of my Associate of Arts. This semester I am taking a class on sculpture….By awarding me this scholarship, you have lightened my financial burden which allows me to focus more on building my portfolio and pushing myself as an artist.- Cristina Ball
NV Energy Dr. Candace Kant Endowed Scholarship
I am currently a sophomore majoring in English with hopes of becoming a screenwriter. Last spring, I began writing for The Collegiate Review student newspaper, and presently I am the managing editor. Next fall, I will be attending the University of Nevada Las Vegas, where I will continue my English studies and minor in Film. After I receive my B.A., I plan to attend University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts and obtain a M.F.A. in Screen writing.- Fantasi Prigdon
School of Business, Hospitality, & Public Services
Las Vegas Hospitality Association Endowed Scholarship
It is with profound gratitude and great humility I accept the Las Vegas Hospitality’s Association’s Scholarship. Thanks to the generosity of the Las Vegas Hospitality Association, I’m on track to graduate CSN next spring with a degree in Hospitality Management. After CSN, I plan to continue my education at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Continuing my education will help validate my work at CSN while I prepare myself for the fast-paced, ever- changing Las Vegas hospitality industry.- Jeffrey Benson
Nevada Society of Certified Public Accountants Scholarship
I would like to express my heartfelt thank you for awarding me a scholarship. Words cannot express how greatly I appreciate it. This scholarship helps me to achieve my career goal of becoming a certified public accountant. I have an 8 year old daughter and I also help to support my elderly mother so funds are tight for my education. I will continue to strive for ultimate success as I continue my education.- Niki Thomas
School of Education, Behavioral & Social Sciences
Southern Nevada Retired Teachers’ Association Scholarship
It is such a great honor to be recognized by the very profession I wish to enter. I am currently majoring in Elementary Education, and look forward to the day when I’m teaching in a classroom. By providing me this scholarship, you have significantly lightened my financial burden which allows me to focus more on my studies. As a future educator I hope to help children achieve their goal, as you have helped me achieve mine.- Barbara Bassett
NV Energy Thalia Dondero Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship will help me tremendously in achieving my goal of becoming an elementary teacher. I have been working on this goal since I graduated high school over 20 years ago. Due to family and work obligations it has been a long road, but I can see that I am making progress and I am keeping focused on my goal. With the assistance from your organization I will be able to complete my Associates of Applied Science in Special Education this spring.- Tammy Gonzales
Ralph and Betty Engelstad School of Health Sciences
Ralph and Betty Engelstad School of Health Sciences Limited Entry Program Scholarship
This generous gift will help me to achieve my lifelong goal of becoming a Registered Nurse. For as long as I can remember I have dreamed of becoming a Nurse. As a more mature student, I have a deep appreciation of the education I have received and will continue to earn. I worked as a Nursing Assistant for 16 years and I am grateful for the opportunity to reach my goals. After earning an Associate Degree in Nursing through CSN’s well-respected program and becoming a Registered Nurse, it is my plan to further my education to earn a BSN or higher. Thank you for making this scholarship possible and for your generosity to the community.- Melissa Gibbs
NV Energy Nevada Cancer Institute Endowed Scholarship
I am grateful to NV Energy & Nevada Cancer Institute for their continued support for Health Sciences at the College of Southern Nevada. With this scholarship I will be able to sit for the VTNE board exam and continue my studies into Equine Veterinary Nursing. I look forward to my future as a Licensed Veterinary Technician.- Justine Nunez
School of Science & Mathematics
Health Plan of Nevada Science Scholarship
I am currently in the Dental Hygiene Program at CSN and am doing fairly well in it. I am also a member of Phi Theta Kappa at CSN. I plan to continue to succeed in the Dental Hygiene program so I can become a successful, educated Dental Hygienist who is able to serve the community and those around me. Thank you for being so generous as to help me achieve my educations goals and needs.- Melissa Broadbent
Natural Science Scholarship Association Endowed Scholarship
About a year and a half ago, I made the decision to go back to school. It had been more than a decade since I had stepped inside a classroom. I am currently pursuing an AS in Environmental Science. After I graduate at CSN I plan to transfer to UNLV to get my BS in Environmental Geology. Ideally, I hope to work for a government agency, such as the Nevada Department of Environmental Protection.- Rebecca Ely
Thank you for participating in the
5th Annual CSN Foundation Golf Classic
Friday, May 31st, 2013
The Revere Golf Club, Henderson
Follow this Link to view the Golf Classic Brochure (PDF 1.2MB)
Team Revive of Revive Backpacks Honored at the Foundation's January Board of Trustees Meeting.
Revive is a brand built by young people, many of them CSN Students or Graduates, chasing a dream. The company name reflects the intent, to revive their generation's mentality & encourage them to chase their dreams & aspirations. Revive is based around an accessory item, the backpack. In modern culture backpacks are used to carry books, dance shoes, cameras, helmets, etc. The backpack is the "modern-day briefcase", symbolizing success all over the world.
Team Revive, from left:
- Medin Gebrezgier
- Jonathan Santos
- Cesar Santos
- Kevin Raiford
- Mason Barnett
- Tireesha Valentine
- Amanda Appling
JT3 Technology Lab Dedication
The CSN Foundation unveiled the JT3 Technology Lab, on September 19th, 2012, in the Morse Arberry Jr. Telecommunications Building on the CSN Cheyenne Campus. The space was named in honor of the electronics-based defense contractor that has supported the college's mission and dedicated many resources to technology training in Southern Nevada.
2012 4th Annual CSN Golf Classic
The 4th Annual CSN Golf Classic took place on June 15th, 2012 at the Badlands Golf Course. There were 32 total foursomes that played in the Classic and a good time was had by all. Sponsors for the event included Cox Communications and the Badlands Golf Course. We thank them and all those who attended for their support of the College. We also thank all the wonderful volunteers who made the event such a success.
2012 Legacy of Achievement Gala, "Magical Moments"
The 2012 Gala took place on May 12th in the Rio Pavilion at the Rio Hotel & Casino. Legacy of Achievement Awards were presented to Mr. Kenneth Goodrich, The Honorable Diana Hampton, Dr. Richard McGee and Mr. Bob Stodal. Please follow the 2012 Photo Gallery link for memories of the event, and our thanks to all who attended and lent their generous support to the College of Southern Nevada.
The CSN Foundation deeply appreciates the generosity of the investors whose gifts are changing lives for CSN students and their families, making faculty, staff and facilities available for higher education, and ultimately growing the future of our City and our State. They are making all the difference in the lives of the students and citizens of Southern Nevada.
Thanks to Wirtz Beverage Nevada approximately 50 students received financial assistance to further their Hospitality careers. Also thanks to Wirtz, CSN students had opportunities to compete in State and Regional culinary contests. Wirtz is supporting a sommelier certificate program at CSN as well. From left: Edwin Callison, Kevin Roberts, Rocky Wirtz, Bart Masi.
Sons and daughters of James Benton Whiteaker received autographed baseballs from the Coyote Team following their family Foundation presentation on May 4, 2012. The James Benton Whiteaker Foundation is underwriting transportation for CSN Athletics for three years. The sports facility located at the Henderson campus has been named the James B. Whiteaker Club House. 5/4/12
A recent generous scholarship donation from the Las Vegas Chapter of the Association of Information Technology Professionals. From left to right; Lisa Vargas, AITPLV Treasurer, Joe Alvarado, AITPLV Vice President, Donald Ikhtiari, AITPLV President and Jacque Matthews, Foundation Executive Director. 4/25/12
Legacy Donors - Lifetime Gifts of $1 Million and above
Engelstad Family Foundation
Donald B. Stone
President's Circle - Investing $25,000 and above annually
Cox Communications, Inc.
Eleanor Kagi Foundation
IGT (International Gaming Technology)
James Benton Whiteaker Foundation
John C. Kish Foundation
John J. Sherwin Trust
Las Vegas Hospitality Association
MGM Resorts Foundation
Southern Nevada Franchised New Car & Truck Dealers Association
W & E Smith Foundation
Chairman's Club - Investing $15,000 annually
ASCSN (Associated Students of the College of Southern Nevada)
Cardenas Markets Inc.
Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors
Nevada State Bank
Foundation Advisor - Investing $10,000 annually
College of Southern Nevada
Iverson Gaming Systems, Inc.
KGG Living Trust
MGM Resorts International
Southern Nevada Air Conditioning Refrigeration Service Contractors Assoc.
Foundation Associate - Investing $5,000 annually
|Bank of America, N. A.||Boyd Gaming Corporation|
|Brown-Forman Corporation||Canteen of Southern Nevada|
|CRC Properties LLC||DynTek|
|Gap Foundation||Helen Close Charitable Foundation|
|J. Stuart Haldan Charitable Foundation||J. A. Kennedy Real Estate|
|Lee's Discount Liquor||Microsoft Corporation|
|Ashley Morris||Southwest Gas Corporation Foundation|
|The New Hope Foundation Inc.||UnitedHealthcare Nevada|
|Robert Welch||Wells Fargo Foundation|
College Club - Investing $2,500 annually
|Airbridge Tours||Arcata Associates, Inc.|
|Assoc. of Information Technology Professionals||Blackboard|
|Bradshaw, Smith & Co.||C. Martin Company|
|Carrier Commercial Services||CDW Government, LLC|
|CORE Construction Services of NV, Inc.||Darren Divine|
|Domingo Cambeiro Corporation||Ellucian, Inc.|
|Enterprise Holding Foundation||Evening Call|
|Events Strategy Group||Extron Electronics|
|General Motors Good 360||Perry Gore|
|Manpower of Southern Nevada||John Meyer|
|Dan Minella||Nevada Title Company|
|Northern Trust Bank||Opportunity Village|
|R & R Partners||Refrigeration Supplies Distributor|
|Valley Bank of Nevada||Wirtz Beverage Nevada|
College Supporter - Investing $1,000 annually
|Absolute Software||Adobe Systems|
|Mary Kaye Bailer||Capital Management Inc.|
|Paul Cassidy||Catholic Healthcare West|
|CCI - A Chemical Corporation||CCS Presentation Systems|
|City National Bank||Clark County Medical Society|
|Classic Landscapes, LLC||Michael Coleman|
|Commercial Roofers, Inc.||Conde Nast|
|Carlo Dacumos||Dick Worthern Distributing|
|Friends for Harry Reid||Kenneth Goodrich|
|Gail Gouker||GovConnection, Inc.|
|Martin Hicks||Van Hoppler|
|Donald Ikhtiari||John J. Lee for State Senate|
|Sally & Dale Johnston||Adrian Jones|
|Dwight Jones||Bryan Kroten|
|KSNE Channel 3||John J. Lee|
|Lenovo||Level 1 Athletics, LLC|
|Mac Meetings and Events, LLC||Tom Mangione|
|Mark B. Waller Foundation||Mechanical Products Nevada, Inc.|
|Mercer Tool Corporation||Nation Adult Baseball Association|
|National Security Technologies||Nevada Society of CPA's Foundation for Education & Research|
|Nylen Family Trust||Otis Elevator Company|
|Victoria Paluzzi||PBTK Consulting LLC|
|Peak Solutions||Perkins-Prothro Foundation|
|R & S Investment Properties||Michael Richards|
|Robert E. Clark Charitable Foundation||Rotary Club of Las Vegas Southwest|
|Ryan Mechanical||Sallie Mae|
|Anthony Sanchez||James Santor|
|Sigma Phi Alpha Dental Hygiene Honor Society||Silver State Schools Credit Union|
|Snap On Industrial||Southern Nevada Retired Teachers Association|
|Southwest A/C Services, Inc.||Spring Valley Surgery Center LLC|
|Robert Stoldal||The Hayes Law Firm, LLC|
|Timbers Bar & Grill||Troxell Communications Inc.|
|W. W. Grainger, Inc.||Terri Weisbord|
|WG Communications Group, LLC||Jeffrey Whiteaker|
|Hyla & Fred Winters|
You Can Make a Difference
To change a life for the better, to have an impact on the future that reaches from the classroom to the community, to do something truly remarkable -- to make a quality, affordable college education available to all.
Your Support Provides Results
The College of Southern Nevada Foundation is your partner to make it all happen. The Foundation is a separately incorporated 501(c)(3) organization and the officially designated means of making private contributions to the college.
The contribution of private funds are essential to students, faculty, and facilities at the College of Southern Nevada. Gifts of all sizes enable the college to respond to our people and the community; to take entrepreneurial steps forward; to adjust to changing circumstances; and to deal with special needs.
Ways to Give to CSN
Annual contributions allow CSN to act quickly to address campus needs and take advantage of special opportunities.
Charitable giving can play an important role in planning for your family's and your estate's future.
Major gifts provide students and faculty the opportunity to adapt the traditional values of higher education to local, regional, national, and international needs.
Scholarship funds help ensure that all students are able to realize their dreams of higher-education degrees.
Tribute and Memorial Gifts
Make a gift to honor and remember an individual's dedication to a program, field of study, personal interest, or excellence in industry.
Ways to Make Your Gift
Speak directly with a CSN Foundation representative to learn more about your investing options. Follow this link for our contact information.
CSN employees may use payroll deduction to make a gift to their programs of choice. Contact the Foundation for more information.
Quick, convenient, and secure, you can follow this link to access our form for making your donation to CSN on-line.
Follow this link for our Gift-In-Kind PDF Form.
Call the CSN Foundation directly at (702) 651-7301 to discuss your gift over the phone.
Follow this link to download our printable PDF form for sending your gift by mail.
NV Energy Safety Training Classroom Dedication - Tuesday, May 13, 2104
"It is a privilege to lead the Board of Trustees for the College's Foundation. The impact that CSN has on the quality of life of each and every student inspires our work. And the benefits, for this wonderful Southern Nevada community that we call home, are immeasurable."
R & R Partners
"It is an honor to serve on the College of Southern Nevada Foundation Board of Trustees. I believe CSN is one of the most important assets we have to help us navigate through the changing world of work. In order to remain competitive in a global job market, the flexibility and agility of CSN to train not only those new to the workforce but also those engaging in a second career is critical. CSN’s ability to prepare a student for a four-year degree, associates or certification defines Southern Nevada as a place to do business, utilizing a trained, motivated and productive workforce."
Andy Katz - Manpower of Southern Nevada
"I am proud to serve on the board of trustees for CSN. The college population in our valley consists of mainly working students that are busy raising families and holding down jobs while they pursue their educational goals. CSN helps these students obtain the skills they need to bridge from a job to a career in their chosen fields. The difference that CSN makes in the lives of these students will impact them and their children for generations."
James York - Valley Bank of Nevada