CSN Foundation

Giving Tuesday

This Giving Tuesday, we are fundraising to support the Student Emergency Fund.


The Student Emergency Fund provides essential support for CSN students who face an urgent, unforeseen, and non-recurring emergency, including the loss of job or housing, unexpected medical expenses, or replacement of essential items due to fire, natural disaster, or theft. With your contribution, a student can stay enrolled and complete their education.

We are thrilled that the Gene Haas Foundation is matching all gifts made to the Student Emergency Fund up to $50,000!


Frequently Asked Questions

What is Giving Tuesday?
Giving Tuesday is a national day of philanthropic giving that takes place on the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving. It is a day to reflect on how you can give your support or time to improve the world around you.

What is the Student Emergency Fund?
The Student Emergency Fund (SEF) is available to all enrolled students at the College of Southern Nevada. SEF covers short-term, unanticipated emergencies. Emergencies are defined as urgent, unforeseen, and non-recurring. Students may be awarded up to a maximum of $500 within a 12-month period. Learn more about the fund here.

Why are we supporting the Student Emergency Fund?
A sudden loss of income, housing, or transportation should not force any student to abandon their dreams of graduating from the College of Southern Nevada. You can help support students when faced with an urgent, unforeseen, and non-recurring emergency by donating to the Student Emergency Fund today.

How does the Matching Gift Work?
We are so grateful to the Gene Haas Foundation for providing this gift. They are matching all donations to support the student emergency fund up to $50,000. When you donate on our Giving Tuesday page, we’ll track the contribution, and the Gene Haas Foundation will donate to double your gift.

Can I donate via check instead?
Of course! Please send a check made payable to the CSN Foundation along with contact information and a note mentioning this is for the Student Emergency Fund.

Mail your check to:
Attn: Danita Simons
College of Southern Nevada Foundation
6375 W. Charleston Blvd. WCE310
Las Vegas, Nevada 89146

Contact Us

Danita Simons

Executive Director


Jocelyn Metoxen

Manager, Scholarships and Foundation Services


College of Southern Nevada Foundation Offices

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