LAS VEGAS – Project 150, a local charity serving homeless, displaced and disadvantaged high school students, is pleased to welcome new members to its advisory board.
“We are honored to have each of these highly qualified people bring their talent and expertise to Project 150,” said Patrick Spargur, president of the board of directors. “Their deep desire to help the community’s high school students will go far in making a difference in their lives today and propel them toward a bright, successful future.”
Project 150 also welcomes the following individuals to their advisory board. As members of the advisory board, they will help grow community partnerships, expand the donor base and energize fundraising efforts.
- Jamal Parker, associate publisher at Greenspun Media Group;
- Aaron Crowley, senior manager of business development at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway;
- Andria Coleman, surveillance audit specialist at Station Casinos, part-time instructor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas;
- Brian Pezzillo, attorney at Howard & Howard, PLLC;
- Noel Casimiro, CEO of e-Leverage LLC, and founder, president and managing partner of the Great American Foodie Feast, LLC, an event company in Las Vegas;
- Tracy Netherton, guest services director at Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center and Sunrise Children’s Hospital;
- Kimberly Newton, talent recruiter at Allegiant Travel Company;
- Cynthia Portaro, owner of interior design company, Cyn’Sational, Inc.;
- Virginia Toalepai, safety consultant, safety inspector, authorized OSHA trainer, National Center for Construction Education and Research owner, trainer and certified environmental and safety compliance officer;
- Dennis Cicala, HVAC/Indoor Air Quality Division Manager with Steamatic Restoration & Cleaning of Southern Nevada.
About Project 150
Project 150 is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit charitable organization, founded in December 2011 by local businessmen Don Purdue and Patrick Spargur. The two had heard about 150 homeless high school students at Rancho High School in Las Vegas who were in need of support over the Christmas break. Since that time, Project 150 has expanded and now serves more than 2,500 homeless, displaced and disadvantaged high school students in 51 Southern Nevada high schools and 20 in Reno/Sparks. Project 150 provides these students with food, clothing, school supplies, sports equipment, shoes and other needs so they can stay in school and be successful in life.
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