December, 3, 2019, LAS VEGAS – The Las Vegas Natural History Museum held a ribbon-cutting this morning, led by members of the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce, Henderson Chamber of Commerce and Cox Charities. The ceremony celebrated the completion of the Cox Charities Young Scientist Center at the Museum.
The Cox Charities Young Scientist Center features a new hands-on exhibit, allowing dinosaur enthusiasts of all ages to draw their own prehistoric creature and watch it come to life on a digital projection screen.
“We are very thankful for the support of Cox Charities,” said Marilyn Gillespie, Executive Director of the Las Vegas Natural History Museum, “Their generosity to the Museum and continued partnership is incredibly meaningful to us and to the Las Vegas community.”
Earlier this fall the Las Vegas Natural History Museum was one of two nonprofit organizations who received a $25,000 donation at the Cox Charities Golf Tournament.
“We are overjoyed to fund the creation of the Cox Charities Young Scientist Center through our annual grants,” said Stephanie Stallworth, Director of Public Affairs for Cox Communications, “We hope this hands-on learning exhibit inspires more young people to explore science and technology as a career path.”
About the Las Vegas Natural History Museum
The Las Vegas Natural History Museum opened in 1991 and is a private, non–profit institution dedicated to educating children, adults, and families in the natural sciences, both past and present. Through its interactive exhibits, educational programs, and the preservation of its collections, the Museum strives to instill an understanding and appreciation of the world’s wildlife, ecosystems, and cultures. The Las Vegas Natural History Museum is also a state and federal collections repository for paleontological and archaeological materials collected on both public lands and from the private sector. The Museum’s repository is home to hundreds of thousands of artifacts and fossils from southern Nevada. The Las Vegas Natural History Museum is accredited with the American Alliance of Museums. Please visit www.lvnhm.org or call (702) 384–3466 for additional information.
About Cox Charities
Cox Charities is the philanthropic giving arm of Cox Communications, Las Vegas. It is an employee-driven and resourced community giving initiative that provides annual competitive grants to nonprofit agencies in Southern Nevada. Since 2007, a rotating committee of Cox employees manages the workplace giving campaign, solicits grant applications and approves grant requests. The committee evaluates requests based on the organization’s mission, programming and written grant application. Cox Charities provides funding to initiatives that support the company’s philanthropic cornerstones of children/families, education/STEAM, diversity and the environment. Visit www.coxcharitieslv.com.