CSN Foundation

Partners in Philanthropy

CSN Foundation views philanthropy as collaboration.

Your gifts translate into transformation for CSN students.

The CSN Foundation is proud to highlight donors who have funded and accelerated student success initiatives at CSN.

Through your generosity, you are helping advance the CSN’s mission to empower our students and communities to achieve, succeed, and prosper.

More than Philanthropy

CSN Collaborators:
Albert Rodriguez, CSN Facilities
Chris Collins, VP, Schneider Technology
Dave Fagotti, Sr. Sales Engineer, Schneider

Schneider has been a CSN partner since 2000. For years, Schneider has recruited CSN students from programs at the CSN Air Conditioning Center of ExcellenceSchneider technology keeps CSN buildings safe, heated, cooled, and sustainable through high efficient systems. In 2020 Schneider and CSN won the Project of the Year. Schneider has opened their suite at the Las Vegas T-Mobile arena for donor thank-you events.  

In 2019, Schneider made a gift of $100,000 to the Betty Engelstad School of Health Sciences on the CSN Henderson campus. The building will open in Fall 2021 and allow CSN to increase the number of health care professionals graduating into the workforce – now more important than ever.  

Schneider joined the CSN Foundation on our CSN Impact Podcast in September 2020.
Listen to the episode on Apple Podcasts.
Listen to the episode on Spotify.

More than a Donor 

CSN Collaborators:
Dr. Federico Zaragoza, CSN President
Edgar Patino, Business Optimization, NV Energy, CSNF Board Chair, and CSN alumni

NV Energy has supported CSN students for decades and has built a scholarship endowment of more than $500,000. Earnings on this endowment has allowed many students to attend CSN and lessen or eliminate their college debt.  

In 2019, NV Energy doubled down on their commitment to student success through a $250,000 gift to the Betty Engelstad School of Health Sciences.

NV Energy joined the CSN Foundation for a Facebook Live program in January 2021. Watch to learn more about the ways NV Energy supports CSN students.

Corporate & Foundation Partners

Nevada State Bank  Betty Engelstad School of Health Sciences
MGM Resorts and MGM Resorts Foundation – CSN High School 
CSN Faculty and Staff – CSN Student Emergency Fund
Cardenas Markets Foundation – Student Scholarships
Esperanza Fund – CSN Student Emergency Fund
Zavala Family Charitable Fund – Scholarship for CSN Engineering Technology Unmanned Aircraft Associate Degree
Assistance League of Las Vegas – Scholarship for certificates and gift cards
Jesse Stuart and Brooke Feder – Student Emergency Fund
Wells Fargo – CSN Student Emergency Fund
Schwab Bank – CSN Student Emergency Fund
AT&T – Jumpstart Scholarship
Las Vegas Hospitality Association – CSN High School Scholarships
Maria Christine and Paulo Rodriquez – Vicente Rodriguez Memorial Scholarship
Key Charitable Trust – Outstanding Student Scholars
Engelstad Family Foundation – Nursing Scholarships

Contact Us

Danita Simons

Executive Director


Jocelyn Metoxen

Philanthropy Coordinator


A headshot of Lauren Johnson. Lauren smiles at camera standing in front of wood background.

Lauren Johnson

Manager of Alumni & Donor Relations


College of Southern Nevada Foundation Offices

6375 W. Charleston Blvd., WCE310
Las Vegas, Nevada 89146