Las Vegas, NV, Oct. 9, 2017 – National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) President and CEO Ed Bolen today joined Las Vegas-area officials in announcing a $10,000 donation to the Las Vegas Victims Fund, in support of those affected by the horrific events of Oct. 1.
Bolen announced the donation during a press conference at Henderson Executive Airport, held just ahead of NBAA’s Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE). Representing Clark County was Airport Chief Marketing Officer Chris Jones, and representing the county’s business community was John Schreiber, senior director of business sales for the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with all the people of Las Vegas, especially those who have been lost, and their loved ones,” said Bolen. “The business aviation community stands in solidarity with everyone affected by this tragedy, and we thank the people of Las Vegas for opening their doors to us, especially at this difficult time.”
Bolen added that the association’s donation to the fund was a “small, but heartfelt way,” to honor city officials and citizens for their longstanding support for NBAA’s convention, and the business aviation community. During the convention, Bolen noted, NBAA would ask show attendees to provide contributions of their own.
Jones, with the airport, stated: “On behalf of Clark County, I’d like to thank NBAA and the business aviation community gathering here this week for taking this step to help the victims of last week’s tragedy, and all their families.”
Jones joined Bolen in requesting that anyone interested in donating, go to the Las Vegas Victims Fund. The fund has raised more than $10 million to date. The commission is working with the National Center for Victims of Crime (NCVC) to distribute the funds to the victims and families.
“NBAA has been a longstanding and valued partner for Clark County,” added Jones. “The association’s convention, and the presence of business aviation at our airports, have always had a very beneficial economic impact on Las Vegas and Southern Nevada.”
In addition to thousands of attendees, NBAA-BACE draws more than 1,100 exhibitors to the Las Vegas area, and ranks in the top 25 largest conventions that come to the city. The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority estimates the show has a total economic impact of $49.3 million.
This year’s show runs Oct. 10-12 at the airport and the Las Vegas Convention Center. NBAA-BACE will return to Las Vegas again in 2019.