NevadaCSI is pleased to work with donors on a number of naming and endowment opportunities to meet your unique wishes. Your gift/investment in this project will serve as a unique and valuable way of giving to our communities in southern Nevada as an influential catalyst that will spur others to do the same.
Naming opportunities are managed directly by NevadaCSI. All donations are managed by the Henderson Community Foundation, a recognized 501(c)(3) corporation in the state of Nevada, Federal Tax ID #45-0489163.
The funding, construction, and development of the Forensic Science Center with multiple forensic laboratory disciplines will help solve crime, prevent crime, and save lives.
The Center will not only benefit residents, businesses, and visitors in southern Nevada; it will have a positive effect on crime solving and prevention in other portions of the State, and various areas of the United States.
The core partnership with a local college/university (Nevada State College expressed an interest) will provide unique opportunities for future forensic science practitioners, increase their exposure to the use of natural (physical and life) sciences in forensic applications, help guide students and graduates to potential careers in the application of forensic science, and increase opportunities for future employment.
The Education and Laboratory training portions of the Center may serve as supplemental operational laboratories in the event of a homeland security emergency. Those spaces will also provide opportunities for backup operational lab space in the event of an urgent need in support of the new main Henderson laboratory or the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Forensic Laboratory.
The Center will help put southern Nevada “on the map” as a leader in forensic science application and education in the western United States.
To provide annual giving support to help defray public taxpayer costs of maintenance for the facility, to help with funds necessary to purchase new equipment/instrumentation, and to help fund updates to state-of-the-art instrumentation as technology continually improves.
To strengthen the financial resources, capacity, and capabilities of the Forensic Science Center laboratories by hiring and keeping the best forensic scientists, analysts, technicians, and support staff for the Center; we seek enhanced endowment resources. To take full advantage of the advanced capabilities and capability that will be provided by the new Center, approximately seventeen laboratory employee positions need to be added over the first five year period, plus one full-time equivalent building maintenance and one half-time equivalent information technology position. At the five year point, approximately eighteen additional positions will be needed to sustain needs in increased capacity.