People: Stephanie Kruse honored with Dixie May Philanthropy Award

Stephanie Kruse

Stephanie Kruse Courtesy Photo

On Aug. 20, during The Children’s Cabinet’s annual fundraiser, Art of Childhood, the nonprofit honored Stephanie Kruse with the Dixie May Philanthropy Award for her continued philanthropic support to the organization.

Kruse has supported The Children’s Cabinet for more than 20 years, as an individual and through her business, KPS3, according to a press release. She served as a board member for 13 years, including three as chair.

Although she concluded her board service in 2013, Kruse has stayed involved as a friend, advisor and donor.

Further, KPS3 continues her legacy of community service — CEO Rob Gaedtke is currently Chair of The Children’s Cabinet’s board, and the firm provides hundreds of hours of pro bono support each year.

“We are so privileged to have the continued support of Stephanie Kruse these many years,” Kim Young, Executive Director of The Children’s Cabinet, said in a statement. “We have been able to accomplish so much and help so many thanks to the skill and expertise Stephanie has been able to provide. We are so happy to be able to celebrate her and all she does for this community.”

Among other community endeavors, Kruse also supports Desert Research Institute, Food Bank of Northern Nevada, Nevada Humane Society, Nevada Women’s Fund, Renown Health, and the University of Nevada, Reno.

Per the release, the Children’s Cabinet created the Dixie May Philanthropy Award in 2012 to honor Dixie May and others like her who demonstrate a tremendous spirit of community giving to care for children and to ensure their health, wellbeing, recreation and education.


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