April West-Kieckhefer Joins Children’s Literacy Nonprofit Board of Directors

Las Vegas – Henderson (November 17, 2020) – Spread the Word Nevada (STWN), the largest children’s literacy non-profit in the state, is pleased to announce the appointment of April West-Kieckhefer to its Board of Directors.

“I am thrilled to welcome April as a board member of our organization,” said STWN Executive Director Lisa Habighorst. “Together we hope to bring the joy and magic of books to more children in Washoe County.”

A Nevada-native, April has spent the majority of her adult life investing in children, her own and others who need assistance. After graduating from the University of Nevada, Reno and attending law school at the University of San Diego, April started a family with her husband Ben in 2006 with their first set of twins, followed by their second set of twins three years later. While dedicating her time to raising her four children, April has continued investing in the community and the children of northern Nevada, serving on the Board of Directors of the Give Hope Foundation and previously serving on the Board of Directors of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Spread the Word Nevada holds a special place in April’s heart because the passion to read runs deep in her family, particularly amongst her children.

Current Board Members include:
Chairman of the Board – Chad Leavitt – Findlay Automotive Group
Vice Chair – Adrianne Burke – Caesars Entertainment Corporation
Secretary – Daniel Philippus – RSM US LLP
Treasurer – Monte Smith – Brown & Brown Insurance of Nevada
Carol Cline-Ong – MDL Group
Ryan Draney – Children’s Community Advocate
Vic Gallo – PlayAGS
Kris Hanson – Collage Tile
Melissa Joseph – PlayAGS
Jean LaPlaca – Majestic Realty Co.
Mary Madden – Southern Nevada Water District
Garrett Smith – Toyota Financial Savings Bank
Jodi Stephens – Stephens Consulting
Vincent Telles – Bank of Nevada
Agnes Zadlo – Bank of America

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 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 5.8 million gently used and new books to approximately 650,877 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, Instagram, and Twitter.

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