LAS VEGAS – Project 150, a local charity serving homeless, displaced and disadvantaged high school students, has named Veronica Marquez as its new director of donor relations. She will engage in development and donor relations.
Marquez previously worked as director of SafeNest’s Donation Center. Before that, she worked at Habitat for Humanity as their director of development and marketing. She was introduced to the nonprofit world by her mother at a very young age. Marquez has 20 years of experience in developing relationships, operations and sales.
“We’re excited to have Veronica Marquez join our team,” said Kelli Kristo, Project 150 executive director. “Her enthusiasm and approach will play an integral role in advancing the mission of Project 150 by developing donor strategies and increasing fundraising opportunities.”
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 6,000 registered and non-registered homeless, displaced and disadvantaged high school students in more than 75 schools throughout Nevada. Project 150 provides these students with food, clothing, school supplies, sports equipment, shoes, college and workforce readiness and other needs so they have what they need to continue school and be successful in life.