LAS VEGAS – Project 150, a local charity serving homeless, displaced and disadvantaged high school students, has named Kelli Kristo as its new executive director.
Kristo previously worked as executive director of the Las Vegas Business Academy. Before that, she worked in Las Vegas as the regional director of the Alzheimer’s Association. She brings more than 12 years of nonprofit management and fundraising expertise to the position, including positions with Habitat for Humanity and The Shade Tree.
With her considerable experience serving in leadership roles for local nonprofits and government organizations, Project 150 board members described Kristo as a strategic, results-driven leader with a proven ability to spearhead change and generate positive results.
“We’re honored to have Kelli Kristo join our Project 150 family,” said Patrick Spargur, Project 150 co-founder and president of its board of directors. “Her extensive background in nonprofit management and fundraising will be a big benefit for our homegrown local charity. We look forward to her leadership in elevating our mission.”
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.