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Fast Pitch 2016: The Results

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Fast Pitch 2016 Recap In early March, Social Venture Partners Arizona hosted its annual Fast Pitch program, attracting a record number 600 attendees. Held at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, eight Phoenix-area nonprofits and one student group from Arizona State University competed for $60,000 in cash awards and grants. After hearing the pitches, […] Read More »

Happy Independence Day Weekend!

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  In the spirit of July 4th and SVPAZ’s mission, consider these ways to give back this holiday weekend: 1. Support our troops and veterans. Put together a care package for Packages from Home to send overseas. Learn more about and get involved with Valley Military and Veteran support organizations, including: Arizona Coalition for Military […] Read More »

SVPAZ Executive Director Visits Washington, D.C.

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Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation

SVPAZ’s Executive Director, Terri Wogan, recently visited Washington, D.C. Here’s what she has to share: As we approach our country’s Independence Day celebration, I thought I would share a few photos from my visit to Washington, D.C. last week, where I had the privilege to attend the 40th Anniversary of the Harry S. Truman Scholarship […] Read More »

SVPAZ: Education Affinity Group Update

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John DeWulf

Education Affinity Group Update by John DeWulf, SVPAZ Partner and Attorney at Coppersmith Brockelman         Summertime doesn’t mean SVPAZ is putting its education initiatives on the back burner. Just the opposite, actually. The SVPAZ Education Affinity Group accomplished a lot during the last school calendar year and is forging ahead with many […] Read More »

SVPAZ Grants Announcement

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Social Venture Partners Arizona Awards Local Nonprofits, Social Enterprises $100,000+ in Grants Funds to aid capacity building, growth and awareness of wide range of cultural, social services PHOENIX –Social Venture Partners Arizona (SVPAZ) announced today it distributed annual grant awards totaling more than $100,000 – funds deployed to increase the impact and capacity building of Valley […] Read More »

Partner Profile: Dan Rigby talks teen suicide, starfish and personal satisfaction

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Before he retired, Rigby had a successful three-decade leadership career in the life insurance industry. He lives with his wife Ann in Paradise Valley, and they have two adult daughters, Elizabeth and Bridget. His interests include acoustic blues guitar, ancient philosophy and fly-fishing for western trout. He’s been involved with Social Venture Partners Arizona (SVPAZ) […] Read More »

Fast Pitch Profile: Treasures 4 Teachers

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Barbara Blalock of Treasures 4 Teachers Says Everyone Walks Away a Winner from Fast Pitch Participation  Barbara Blalock, founder and executive director of Treasures 4 Teachers, didn’t nab the Social Venture Partners Arizona (SVPAZ) Fast Pitch grand prize in 2013. But thanks to the experience, she’s parlayed the $2,500 Mentor’s Choice Award into tens of […] Read More »