Vicente Rodriguez Memorial Fund


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Mar 20, 2018
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Some of you have been on CB for long enough to know of the tragic accident that occurred in Las Vegas a little over ten years ago: Vicente Rodriguez -- a young stagehand and UNLV student working on load out in the Hollywood Theater at MGM Grand -- fell off of a catwalk to his death. More details are here and here.

Shortly after his passing, a memorial fund was created to award scholarships to students of UNLV's Entertainment Engineering & Design program in Vicente's name; the fund started strong but was never fully endowed.

I am happy to announce that yesterday, by a unanimous vote, the EED Advisory Board voted to take on the Memorial Fund as a permanent fund raising effort, with the goal to fully endow it by this spring and maintain it endowed in perpetuity.

If you would like to donate, please go here and put in your donation amount in the first box; under that, select "Vicente Rodriguez Scholarship" from the drop down menu (it's near the bottom) and then fill out the rest accordingly. ANY AMOUNT is appreciated; if you'd like to add a few words to the family in the Comments section we will make sure the family gets them. Thanks in advance!