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Partner Profile | Tina Marie Tentori

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Tina Marie Tentori is the Director of Community Affairs, and Executive Director of the APS Foundation at Arizona Public Service (APS). A native of Ojai, Calif., and a graduate of the University of Massachusetts – Boston, Tina Marie grew up volunteering. My dad was a pastor and it was at the heart of what we […] Read More »

Fast Pitch Insight from SOUNDS Academy

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In 2007, Kirk Johnson moved to Phoenix from Indiana to be a music teacher in the Roosevelt School District. While in the classroom, he noticed a burning desire from children to learn how to play instruments. Knowing the value that instrumental music education brings to the life of a child, Kirk founded SOUNDS Academy. SOUNDS […] Read More »

Partner Profile | Meet Jake Gray

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A native Phoenician and graduate of NAU, Jake Gray is our newest Manifesto Project board member.  The Manifesto Project Apprenticeship Program helps millennial professionals connect with non-profit and for-profit partner organizations as non-voting, non-fiduciary board member. Jake is fairly new to the world of nonprofits and philanthropy, but has always had a drive to give […] Read More »

Dinosaurs, pieces of Mars, stones and bones … oh my!

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“How can we head into the future without an understanding of the past.”– LGFFoundation SVPAZ Partners and friends received a behind-the-scenes look at the LGF Foundation’s natural history museum that’s under development in Scottsdale thanks to longtime SVPAZ Partner and collaborator with the museum, Paul Couture. From dinosaur bones, to crystals, to moon rocks, to […] Read More »

Meet Our 2017 Outstanding Woman in Business

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We are THRILLED to share Terri Wogan Calderon has been named one of the “2017 Outstanding Women in Business” by the Phoenix Business Journal. http://bizj.us/1p2154 We’re so grateful for her devotion to our community, her staff, the #SVPAZ Partnership and our Investees. Please join us in congratulating Terri and the 29 other honorees! Read More »

Investee Spotlight | What door will open next?

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February is National Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month and a perfect opportunity to share how SVPAZ has helped BLOOM365 develop connections and relationships that continue to open doors to grow a culture of healthy relationships rooted and stemmed in empathy, respect, consent, kindness, peace and love among our youth. Almost five years ago today, I […] Read More »

Next Generation Partners | Meet Josh Smith

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Hi my name is Josh Smith and I am a current Next Generation Partner (NGP) member. As many of you know now NGP is a program of Social Venture Partners Arizona focused on educating the youth of Partners, and friends of Partners, in the field of philanthropy. The Next Generation Partner program works with kids […] Read More »