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Partner Profile | Chris Cardinal

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Talkative. Social. Engaging. Occasionally funny. That describes Partner Chris Cardinal in a nutshell. Chris joined the Partnership in 2016 and got involved in the Fast Pitch Selection Committee. That experience lite a fire to mentor a future Investee. Chris hails from Clifton, New Jersey, and prior to SVPAZ, spent time and money supporting KJZZ and […] Read More »

Fast Pitch 2017 | Finalists Announced

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What do education, financial literacy, military families, skateboarding, Alzheimer’s, autism, literacy, health and human services, and animal rescue have in common? These are all issues being tackled by our 2017 Fast Pitch Finalists.   Introducing our nine finalists: 1. Arizona Coalition for Military Families – Nicola Winkel, Program Consultant/Community Liaison 2. Labor’s Community Service Agency […] Read More »

SVPAZ | Peer Advisory & Executive Coaching

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During our work with 100s of nonprofits over the years, we’ve learned many leaders find themselves isolated. While common for many leaders in all industries, nonprofit leaders are also overworked and under staffed. To help Valley nonprofit leaders, we are launching a facilitated peer advisory group with executive coaching for nonprofit executives. SVPAZ Partner Jill […] Read More »

Partner Profile | Laryn Callaway

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Meet Laryn Callaway. Native Phoenician, Smith College alumnae, Realtor with Launch Real Estate, Mother, Wife, Friend, Volunteer. A woman of many titles, like most of our Partners; so adding SVPAZ Partner to the list in 2016 was natural. Previously, she was active with the Junior League in Phoenix. Laryn has served on several nonprofit boards […] Read More »

Inspired Leadership Series | Laureen Ong

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We kicked off our Inspired Leadership Fireside Chats last night in the serene home of Partners Laureen Ong and Richard Skwarek. Nestled at the base of Camelback Mountain, Laureen and Richard’s home blends old with new and pays homage to Laureen’s roots and their years spent living in Hong Kong. While the rain drizzled outside, […] Read More »

SVP Values | What’s Our Culture?

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Recently, we were honored to host SVP CEO Tim Schottman and Emily Reitman, SVP program manager, for a discussion on SVP’s values and what values we want to embody at SVPAZ. Last year at the Global Conference, I had the chance to hear from Tim and his vision for the network, with his first goal […] Read More »

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 »