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With more than 2700 members from Boston to Bangalore, SVP is the world’s largest network of engaged donors. 

In Boston we have 75 Partners, ranging from nonprofit executives to teachers to corporate leaders. Some are deeply involved in giving. Some are just beginning to explore their giving potential.

If you want to make a difference – and a bigger difference then you could alone – you’ll want to meet these folks.

Every story is different, but each is fueled by a series of connections. That’s the beauty of the SVP network.

Meet Some of Our Partners…

Allen Todres

Over a 30-plus year career, Allen has held global executive leadership human resource roles in industries spanning cosmetics, industrial cutting tools, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and most recently, telecommunications. Read More »

Andrew Johnston

Andrew is a strategy and innovation consultant at C Space, with a focus on the financial services industry. His professional highlights include working for FINCA, a pioneer in the world of microfinance, and partnering with the Center for Financial Services Innovation (CFSI) to help champion financially underserved populations. Read More »

Anmol Mehra

Anmol Mehra is an equity research analyst for Fidelity Investments in Boston, Massachusetts, the largest mutual fund company in the United States. Prior to joining Fidelity, Anmol was a pension consulting actuary at Towers Perrin, an employee benefits consulting firm. Read More »

Barbara Boger

Barbara is the former Director of Programs at the Pforzheimer Learning and Teaching Center at Wellesley College. She continues to consult for the Center as Director of the Public Speaking Program. Read More »

Bill Eaton

Bill is a Vice President and Financial Advisor with Merrill Lynch in Boston. Bill is part of a team of Advisors that specializes in working with high net worth entrepreneurs and executives. Read More »

Brian Swanson

Brian is a registered professional mechanical engineer with an engineering degree from Worcester Polytechnic Institute as well as an M.B.A. Read More »

Brooke Hogan

Brooke has a background in financial analytics in both the real estate and consumer products industries. Most recently she worked as a strategy analyst for King Arthur Flour Company, driving their corporate strategy planning process as well as developing analytics for new product development. Read More »

Carol Krauss

Carol is currently Co-Chair of the Board of Community Consulting Teams of Boston (CCT), an organization that provides pro-bono consulting to Boston area non-profits each year. She has previously served as Board President for Emerson Umbrella Center for the Arts and The Children’s Meetinghouse, as well as chairing numerous committees and events. Read More »

Cathy McDermott

Cathy is a Portfolio Manager, Vice President, and Senior Credit Analyst in the Bank Loan Group of Eaton Vance. Her focus industries include automotive, casinos, consumer products, and packaging. Read More »

Cathy Quense

Cathy has dedicated herself to management and governance of high-growth social enterprises for over three decades. Many of those years were as CFO of Accion, an international and domestic pioneer in micro-finance lending, investing, and technical assistance. Read More »

Chris Hogan

Chris Hogan is in the Accelerated Leadership Program at HubSpot, a sales & marketing software company focused on helping mid-market companies grow. In this role he has helped build out the Strategy & Operations team for HubSpot's Global Partner Program and is currently on the Business Intelligence team as a Project Manager. Read More »

Christine Kendall

Christine Kendall is the Founding Partner of SmarterGive where she provides strategic advice on high-impact philanthropy to individuals, families and businesses. At SmarterGive, she helps donors to be more effective grantmakers and ultimately to drive greater impact on the lives of others. Read More »

Connie Keeran Lapres

After starting as an auditor at Coopers and Lybrand, moving on to financial positions as Controller and Director of Finance at several software companies, plus a stint as a business analyst at a plastics manufacturing company, Connie has devoted the last few years solely to nonprofit work. Read More »

Dan Ross

During a 30-year career in and around the transportation industry that included 10 years with a trucking company, 10 years of strategy consulting and 10 years in the third party logistics industry, Dan has helped companies grow through roles in operations, finance, mergers and acquisitions, strategic planning, and project management. Read More »

David Ferreira, SVP Boston Board Chair

David brings over thirty years of experience in a wide spectrum of industries and companies. He has held senior positions with GE, KPMG and Beneficial; founded Back Bay Consulting; and most recently was CAO for Abt Associates. Read More »

David Stein

David has started and led start-up and small businesses for his entire career. He is currently the Managing Partner of Travelers Marketing, connecting corporate marketing with public sector transportation networks. Read More »

Don Hawley

Don has served in numerous senior executive roles, most recently with Health Dialog, which provides disease management services on behalf of health plan members with chronic and other health care issues. Read More »

Doug Miller

Doug is a supporter of several venture philanthropy funds, including New Profit and the Impetus Trust in London, where he was a Founding Trustee. He is the Founding Chairman of the European Venture Philanthropy Association as well as the Asian Venture Philanthropy Network. Read More »

Edward Russell

Ed is senior private banker located in the Boston Wells Fargo Private Bank office. Ed works as part of a team to help meet high-net-worth clients’ comprehensive wealth management needs. Read More »

Elizabeth March

Elizabeth began her career as a city planner working in both low-income housing and economic development before moving to the world of academic medicine where she worked for 20 years. Read More »

Elyse Marks

Elyse Marks is a Management Consultant at Fidelity Investments. As a member of its internal consulting group, she works on strategy projects for various business units within Fidelity. Read More »

Frank Ferguson

At various times in his career, Frank has been an infantry soldier, a cinematographer, a national sales manager, the president of several corporations (including BOSE Corp.), and the founder, President, and Chairman of Curriculum Associates, LLC. Read More »

Greig Schneider

Greig is a Partner and manages the Boston Office of Egon Zehnder International. He is an active member of Egon Zehnder's Life Sciences and Services Practice Groups and is a U.S. leader of the firm's Talent Management and Management Appraisal practice. Read More »

Jan Cooper

Jan has over 30 years of business experience with companies ranging from entrepreneurial start-ups to Fortune 50s. Her industry expertise includes energy, financial services, health care, and professional services. Read More »

Jeff Kinney

Jeff is Regional Vice President for Wells Fargo in Boston, managing a team of corporate bankers who serve the financing needs of some of the largest corporations in New England. His banking career spans 30 years, with prior stints at Wachovia, Fleet, and First National Bank of Chicago. Read More »

Jeffrey Kushner

Jeff applies knowledge garnered in a twenty-year career in Finance to the non-profit and government sectors. He has a particular interest in early stage enterprises at the intersection of the profit and non-profit space. Read More »

Jennifer Gilbert

Jennifer is a principal at VIVA Consulting. She has 20 years of experience in real estate development, planning and organizational development with a focus on nonprofit clients. Her recent work includes several multi-year engagements overseeing financially complex, multi-use real estate projects in the Boston area. Read More »

Jessica Lutzker

Jessica is a member of the admissions board at Harvard Business School. Prior her role at HBS, Jessica worked in marketing for HBS, CVS, and Lycos. Read More »

John Valpey

John is a Managing Director and the National Fiduciary Services Executive for U.S. Trust at Bank of America. Read More »

Jonathan Penta

Jonathan is a Senior Vice President-Wealth Advisor and founding member of The Penta Wealth Management Group at UBS Financial Services, Inc. Read More »

Joseph Alsop

Joe is a Venture Partner with Alsop Louie Partners, focusing on supporting early stage companies applying information technology in innovative ways. He was the co-founder and chief executive officer of Progress Software Corporation, a global supplier of application infrastructure software. Read More »

Judy Obermayer

Judy is a former consultant to small high technology companies in the areas of strategic planning, financial management, and the commercialization of new technology. For many years she was associated with Moleculon Research Corp. as an officer, a director, and as a director of Moleculon, Inc. Read More »

Julia Karol

Julia is the President and COO for The Watermill Group, a strategy-driven private investment firm based in Lexington, Massachusetts. She serves on the Investment Committee and with the Boards of Advisors of its portfolio companies. Read More »

Karen Copenhaver

Karen is a partner in Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP’s Business & Technology Group. Her practice focuses on licensing of intellectual property, particularly in the areas of software licensing and open source business models, and she serves as the director of intellectual property strategy for the Linux Foundation. Read More »

Kathy Spiegelman

Kathy is the Vice President and Chief of Campus Planning and Development at Northeastern University. In this role Kathy is responsible for the effective use of existing land and buildings on Northeastern’s main campus in Boston, its satellite graduate campuses in Charlotte, N.C., and Seattle, and other university facilities throughout Massachusetts. Read More »

Kelly McDonough

Kelly is a Portfolio Manager on Wells Fargo’s Boston Commercial Banking team, which serves the financing needs of New England companies across all industries. She works in a hybrid role alongside a team of bankers to support clients from both a relationship management and credit underwriting standpoint. Read More »

Larry Wallach

Larry founded a law firm in Seattle in 1992 specializing in children and family issues, with particular emphasis on providing affordable legal services. Before relocating to California in 2008, Larry was the Director of the West Seattle branch of the King County Neighborhood Legal Clinics, which provides free legal advice to the community. Read More »

Laura Hockett

Laura has spent the last 12 years working within the community as a civic volunteer. She is currently on the Human Resources Board for the Town of Wellesley, has served on the Town Advisory Committee, is a Trustee of the Wellesley Scholarship Foundation and has served as Co-Chair of the Wellesley Education Foundation. Read More »

Laura McTaggart

Laura is a management consultant who specializes in helping nonprofits solve business problems. She has extensive experience helping organizations with strategic planning, marketing strategy, and board development. Read More »

Laurel Ferretti

Laurel spent 10 years working within the financial services industry in marketing and client service roles. She was a Director in the Global Business Development Group at Babson Capital Management, responsible for growing and maintaining assets of the firm’s largest Pension Fund clients. Read More »

Laurie Anderson

Laurie Anderson has been a small business owner, management consultant, industrial engineer, chef, and volunteer for many community organizations. Read More »

Margi Olson

Margi’s passion is understanding what makes enterprises prosper through the combination of leadership, business process, skills and technology. From 2002 until 2007, Margi was Dean of Business and the McCallum Graduate School at Bentley University in Boston. Read More »

Marva Serotkin

Marva is the President and CEO of The Boston Home, a nationally recognized residence and center of excellence for adults with progressive neurological diseases. Read More »

Nancy Brooks

Nancy has twenty years of experience in financial services as a senior business development and relationship manager. She was a Vice President at State Street Corporation for twelve years leading deal teams in selling and servicing institutional brokerage and banking services. Read More »

Neha Coureil

Neha most recently served as the Financial Controller of Schneider Electric in both France and Hong Kong. Read More »

Patsy Rowe

After completing a teacher training program and teaching for two years in New Hampshire, Patsy taught for 20 years in the Boston Public Schools beginning in 1972 at the height of the busing controversy. She spent fourteen years of that time at the elementary level and six years at the middle school level. Read More »

Paul Spinale

Paul is a managing partner at Islington Capital Partners, a private equity firm he co-founded in 2005. Prior to the formation of Islington Capital, Paul spent 15 years as a private equity investor at Audax Group and Bain Capital, and 4 years as a strategy consultant at Bain & Company. Read More »

Precillia Redmond

Precillia is currently Vice President and Manager of Organizational Effectiveness and Strategic Project Management Services at Liberty Mutual Insurance Group. She is responsible for driving the planning/development and execution/project management of Talent and Enterprise Services (T&ES) strategic agenda and priorities. Read More »

Rich Croak

Rich has over 35 years of business experience, predominantly in the financial services industry. He spent most of his career at Fidelity Investments servicing retirement plans for large and medium sized corporate clients and nonprofit institutions. Read More »

Rick Grudzinski

Rick has spent over twenty years in the finance and software industries in Boston, with experience in financial modeling, complex financial derivatives and software product management. Read More »

Ruth Rowan

Ruth graduated from Oberlin College and worked as an economist for a few years before heading to MIT's Sloan School. She worked in corporate finance, with a few stints in marketing, business development, and systems development for several multinationals in the Boston area. Read More »

Sam Zhang

Sam is a Business Analyst at Westernacher & Partner Consulting, where he specializes in technology consulting. Prior to joining Westernacher, Sam has been involved in management consulting projects in the financial industry, where he designed market researches that resulted in key product decisions. Read More »

Sarah Blum

After two stints in publishing, Sarah has been actively involved with the nonprofit world since 1984, with a particular interest and focus in adolescent education. Read More »

Shelia Violette

Shelia is the Senior Director of Tissue Injury and Fibrosis at Biogen-Idec. Shelia has more than 20 years of experience in drug development advancing programs from early stage research to clinical development and a PhD in Pharmacology from Yale University. Read More »

Stefania Mallett

Stefania is a serial CEO and strategist with US and international high-tech firms. She’s currently CEO of ezCater.com, a high-growth e-commerce company, and prior to that, her focus had been in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries. Read More »

Stephanie Henderson

Stephanie is the primary equity research analyst for Putnam's Sustainable Investing team, working to find companies with high expected financial returns and that make positive impacts from a sustainability or ESG standpoint (environmental, social, governance). Read More »

Steve Kenney

Steve is Managing Partner at Perago Partners LLC, a wealth strategy consulting firm to families and family offices. Prior to forming Perago, Steve was a co-Founder and Managing Director of SCS Financial Services, LLC in Boston, a wealth advisory firm with $17 billion in assets under management. Read More »

Steve Mansfield

Steve has over 40 years of business experience primarily in the Bio-Pharmaceutical industry. For most of his career he has been involved in procurement, general operations, logistics and corporate real estate. Read More »

Steven DuBois

Dr. DuBois is a pediatric cancer specialist and Director of Experimental Therapeutics at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. He specializes in the treatment of solid cancers in children and young adults. Read More »

Sumayya Essack

Sumayya leads global talent management at Entrepreneurial Finance Lab (EFL), an award winning fintech startup that began at the Harvard i-Lab. At EFL she works on organizational design and talent development. Read More »

Ted Lapres

Ted is Chairman of the Nypro Advisory Board at Nypro, a Jabil Company, and was President and CEO of Nypro Inc. from 2006 through July 2013 when Nypro was acquired by Jabil Circuit, Inc. Read More »

Tim Smith

Tim is the Director of Innovation & Partnerships at The Boston Foundation, Greater Boston’s community foundation. Prior to joining The Boston Foundation, Tim was CEO of Full Circle Fund, the SVP affiliate in San Francisco. Read More »

Tony Helies

As a former principal at Walnut Venture Associates and the founder and former CEO of Concord Communications, Inc., Tony is an entrepreneur and advisor to high tech CEOs. He has 20 years experience running high tech ventures, including general management and senior marketing/sales positions with Analog Devices and Data General. Read More »

Tucker Levy

Tucker is the Chief Operating Officer at Associated Early Care and Education and former Vice President of National Development at Jump Start for Children. Prior to Jump Start, Tucker worked with early to mid-stage companies as both an investor and an operator, tackling roles from marketing and business development, to mergers and acquisitions and strategy. Read More »

Vinay Ramprasad

Vinay is an Associate at Great Hill Partners, a private equity firm located in Boston, MA. Read More »

We are tremendously grateful for our community of Partners.

Time and talent, generosity, and a drive for something better… these are the roots of transformation – for individuals, for organizations, for our community.

  • Allen Todres
  • Andrew Johnston
  • Anmol Mehra
  • Barbara Boger
  • Bill Asher
  • Bill Eaton
  • Brian Hale and Stephanie Lin
  • Carol Krauss
  • Cathy McDermott
  • Cathy Quense
  • Chris and Brooke Hogan
  • Dan Ross
  • David Ferreira
  • David Fischer
  • David Stein
  • Dean Makino
  • Divya Mani and Vicente Piedrahita
  • Don Hawley
  • Doug Miller
  • Edward Russell
  • Elizabeth March and David Stein
  • Elyse Marks
  • Eric Klotch and Catherine Owens
  • Gail Goodman and David Swindell
  • Gary and Eileen Garber
  • Greig Schneider
  • Jan Cooper
  • Jeff Kinney
  • Jeffrey Kushner
  • Jennifer Gilbert
  • Jessica Lutzker
  • Joan Goldberg
  • Joe Alsop
  • John Valpey
  • Jonathan Penta
  • Judy Obermayer
  • Julia Karol
  • Karen Copenhaver
  • Kathy Le and Michael Warres
  • Kathy Spiegelman
  • Kelly McDonough
  • Keyur Patel
  • Larry Wallach and Jo Viney
  • Laura Hockett
  • Laura McTaggart
  • Laurel Ferretti
  • Laurie Anderson
  • Margi Olson
  • Marva Serotkin
  • Matt and Precillia Redmond
  • Michael and Anne Mark
  • Nancy Brooks
  • Neha Coureil
  • Patsy Rowe
  • Paul Spinale
  • Rich Schneider
  • Richard Croak
  • Rick Grudzinski
  • Robert Byrd
  • Ruth Rowan and Brian Swanson
  • Sam Zhang
  • Sara Gifford
  • Sarah Blum
  • Scott McIsaac
  • Shelia Violette
  • Stefania and George Mallett
  • Stephanie Henderson
  • Steve Kenney
  • Steve Mansfield
  • Sumayya Essack
  • Ted Lapres and Connie Keeran Lapres
  • Tim Smith and Steve Dubois
  • Tony Helies
  • Tucker Levy
  • Vinay Ramprasad