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Meet the Interns

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This summer we are fortunate to have three energetic, hard working, and downright cool class of interns. Sami Mooney comes to us from a great referral from Partner Laura Franco-French at Greater Phoenix Leadership, where Sami’s been interning. Sami is also super active at ASU, where she’s studying nonprofit management and justice studies. She is […] Read More »

SVPAZ || An Exploration of our Roots

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Did you know SVPAZ was the very first affiliate to form from the SVP Seattle vision? Trying to affiliate was met with some resistance, believe it or not, but Jerry Hirsch had a vision and inspiration and knew the SVP model would work in the Valley. He persisted. Last week, Partners gathered in the home […] Read More »

Catching Up with Partner David Paul

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Hailing from New Orleans, David Paul has been a SVPAZ Partner for a year. He joined at the recommendation of an associate who knew SVP would be a good way for David to plug into the community since he’s a new Phoenician. He moved here from Florida in 2015. David is now working with Todd […] Read More »

Meet SVPAZ Staffer Steve Smiley

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We are fortunate to have an Encore Fellow in our midst. Steve Smiley joins us after a 30+ career in software engineering at Intel. Steve on-boarded last summer and has served as the In honor of Strategic Project Manager, launching programs like the Next Gen Partners, Full Circle, #EducateAZ, and helping SVPAZ internally with processes, […] Read More »

Catching Up With … Partner Ed Zito

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As a longstanding, tireless supporter of the venture philanthropy movement, you will not find anyone more passionate about SVPAZ than Ed Zito.  He is a founding Partner, who served on the Board of Directors twice for two, six-year terms and also on the SVP International Network board providing his strategic vision. “I am personally inspired […] Read More »

Partner Recognition | John DeWulf

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Chambers USA, an annual guide to the nation’s leading attorneys and law firms, recognizes John DeWulf of Coppersmith Brockelman, in 2017 Legal Rankings. For SVPAZ, John heads up the Education Affinity Committee and is a member on the board.  He and his wife, Kris, have been Partners since 2005 and active with several committees over […] Read More »

Telling your {Nonprofit} Story

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Something new we offered this year during Fast Pitch was group ticket sales. In addition to purchasing 10 tickets at the early bird rate, groups can receive one-hour training from SVPAZ staff and Partners. The Center for Humane Living (CHL) did not pass up on the opportunity to attend Fast Pitch or get training. Terri […] Read More »