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 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 or call us at 702.896.4915.



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