(Senate - September 13, 2012)

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                         ADDITIONAL STATEMENTS



 Mr. HELLER. Mr. President, today I wish to congratulate one of 
my home State's local leaders in charitable giving, the Nevada 
Community Foundation, on obtaining its National Standards for U.S. 
Community Foundations accreditation from the Community Foundations 
National Standards Board.
  The Foundation's commitment to the highest philanthropic standards 
for operational quality, integrity, and accountability has continuously 
provided the citizens of southern Nevada with invaluable services and 
leadership in their neighborhoods.
  In the fall of 1988, the Nevada Community Foundation was incorporated 
as the first community foundation of Nevada. Designed to be a center of 
philanthropy for Nevada, the foundation is dedicated to improving the 
lives of current and future generations of southern Nevadans. By 
encouraging philanthropy, providing leadership, and promoting grant 
lending, the Nevada Community Foundation has worked tirelessly to meet 
the needs of southern Nevada. The foundation is committed to supporting 
local services, including education, social services, health, arts and 
culture, and the environment.
  Serving the southern region of the Silver State for more than 24 
years, the Nevada Community Foundation has remained a trusted 
philanthropic partner and champion for community investment. I applaud 
the Foundation's values of community, humility, and stewardship that 
have helped to enrich our communities and hope that they serve as an 
example for others within the state.
  Today, I ask my colleagues to join me in recognizing the Nevada 
Community Foundation on receiving its National Standards accreditation. 
On behalf of the residents of southern Nevada, I congratulate the 
Nevada Community foundation on this accomplishment and commend the 
foundation's dedication to my home State.