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For Immediate Release
John Krakauer Charitable Trust Grants $40,000 to Spread the Word Nevada
Grant to benefit the organization’s Books on the Move Project
Las Vegas – Henderson, NV (April 28, 2015) – Spread the Word Nevada (STWN) has been selected by the John Krakauer Charitable Trust as the recipient of a $40,000 grant. This gift was made possible by the John Krakauer Charitable Trust advised by Stacey Wedding and Mary Jo Ball of Professionals in Philanthropy. Mr. Krakauer was a generous contributor to Spread the Word Nevada during his lifetime and his philanthropic legacy is being carried forward by his trusted advisors at Professionals in Philanthropy who work with multiple philanthropists and nonprofits in Nevada and nationwide.
The grant donation will support program growth and outreach that results in solutions that are designed to optimize, manage and deliver STWN’s literacy services efficiently. It will also provide leadership training to STWN staff members.
“We applaud the work of Spread the Word Nevada and their literacy program that provides books and reading mentors to at-risk, low-income children in Southern Nevada,” said Stacey Wedding, Founder of Professionals in Philanthropy and Chief Advisor to the John Krakauer Charitable Trust. “Mr. Krakauer was a huge fan of Spread the Word Nevada during his lifetime and would be delighted to know his legacy is continuing through a sizeable gift that will impact so many.”
Since STWN’s inception in 2001, 34 schools have been adopted and more than 389,000 youth have been served throughout Southern Nevada.
“This generous grant will allow us to continue providing much needed books and literacy services to our low-income children, which is a goal that could not come to fruition without the financial support from amazingly generous partners like John Krakauer Charitable Trust.” said Lisa Habighorst, STWN Executive Director.
About Spread the Word Nevada
Spread the Word Nevada, Inc., is a children’s literacy nonprofit, 501(c) (3) corporation, dedicated to advancing early childhood literacy by placing books into the hands and homes of children within Southern Nevada’s at-risk, low income communities. While developing a love of reading, these libraries promote future academic achievement and self-confidence, which impacts lifelong success.
Since 2001, Spread the Word Nevada has distributed more than 3 million gently used and new books to approximately 389,000 low-income youth in Southern Nevada. Please visit www.SpreadTheWordNevada.org to learn more about program details or call at (702) 564-7809. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
About Professionals in Philanthropy
Established in 2006 by native Las Vegan Stacey Wedding, Professionals in Philanthropy (PiP) is a socially responsible company that assists generous individuals and organizations in creating lasting change in communities, our country and the world. PiP guides philanthropies and nonprofit clients in a variety of areas, some of which include board governance, strategic planning, storytelling, grant research/writing, customized training, and advising. Learn more at www.profinphil.com or call us at 702.896.4915.
For Immediate Release
Spread the Word Nevada Adopts Will Beckley Elementary School
Sponsored by the Las Vegas Rotary Club
34th School Adopted by the Literacy Non-profit
Las Vegas – Henderson, NV (March 24, 2015) – Spread the Word Nevada (STWN), the largest children’s literacy non-profit in the State will adopt its 34th school – Will Beckley ES in Las Vegas on March 27, 2015. This adoption is made possible by the generous sponsorship from the Las Vegas Rotary Club.
Who: Spread the Word Nevada to bring books and literacy services to Will Beckley Elementary School students.
The school is being sponsored by STWN’s community partner, The Las Vegas Rotary Club. The Club recently provided a grant to STWN as part of its mission of “Teaching Youth to Succeed Through Literacy, Education and Life Skills Development”.
What: Spread the Word Nevada’s 34th school adoption kick-off ceremony. Students will receive an initial distribution of one book bag and five books to start their home libraries. From there on, students will continue to receive monthly book distributions in addition to various literacy services including the STWN Books & Buddies (mentoring) and Breakfast with Books programs (family literacy services).
When: Friday, March 27, 2015
12:15p.m. – Guest Reception
1:00p.m. – First Assembly: Adoption kick-off ceremony and Book Distribution
2:00p.m. – Second Assembly: Adoption kick-off ceremony and Book Distribution
Where: Will Beckley Elementary School
3223 Glenhurst Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89121
Interview Opportunities: Members from the Las Vegas Rotary Club; Spread the Word Nevada Executive team and Board members; Beckley ES administration.
About Spread the Word Nevada
Spread the Word Nevada, Inc., is a children’s literacy nonprofit, 501(c) (3) corporation, dedicated to advancing early childhood literacy by placing books into the hands and homes of children within Southern Nevada’s at-risk, low income communities. While developing a love of reading, these libraries promote future academic achievement and self-confidence, which impacts lifelong success. Since 2001, Spread the Word Nevada has distributed more than 3 million gently used and new books to approximately 387,000 low-income youth in Southern Nevada. Please visit www.SpreadTheWordNevada.org to learn more about program details or call at (702) 564-7809. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
About the Las Vegas Rotary Club
In 1923, a group of community minded business leaders chartered the first Rotary club in southern Nevada, the Las Vegas Rotary Club. In our 92 years of Service Above Self our club has had many notable accomplishments. These include the construction of many Boy Scout huts; the establishment of Doolittle Park and the “Las Vegas Rotary Club Kid’s World” at Gowan Park; fundraising for the establishment of a library in Las Vegas; and sponsoring additional Rotary clubs, among many others. Our Club has been actively involved in service projects with a focus on children including “Santa Clothes,” a long standing annual event aimed at providing clothes and mentoring for local children from several organizations including the Boys and Girls Club, Salvation Army and two local elementary schools. As a member of Rotary International, our club also participates in many worldwide humanitarian projects such as the Corazon Superbuild in Tecate, Mexico, polio eradication, clean water and sanitation, and schools in Third World countries. For more information on our club, please visit www.LasVegasRotary.com.