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It starts with one person. One person joins many people. Together they will help build communities able to solve our most entrenched problems.

That’s SVP. A global network of local partners aligning passion and purpose.

Helping individuals realize greater impact with their giving, strengthening nonprofits, and investing in collaborative solutions – we make connections that make a difference. Connections that unleash potential.

We create a community of philanthropists to fund and mentor emerging nonprofits to help them get to the next level. Launched in 2000, Social Venture Partners Calgary has raised $1.8 million for direct investment with our investees and provided thousands of hours of volunteer time and expertise to those nonprofit organizations.

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    Fireside Chat about the Future of Philanthropy with SVP

    February 4, 2015 6:30 pm

    Please join us as we have a fireside chat about the future of philanthropy with two very special guests. This event is open to everyone, so feel free to share this information with your friends and colleagues.

    Mary Tidlund was adopted at the age of 7 by a loving Calgary family. Along with 3 other adopted children, Mary shared her childhood with at least 40 other foster children that her parents nurtured and loved. She knew at a young age the importance of giving and receiving and that she would give back in some way.

    Early in her business life she organized functions for hundreds of Calgarians where the proceeds would be given to the Red Cross. In Saskatchewan where she operated her businesses she annually contributed funds for educational advancement for children. In 1998, after extensive world travels, she realized she could do far more by creating a formal structure and using her skills with others to aid in areas where they could identify medical, literacy and the alleviation of poverty needs. She now runs the Mary Tidlund Charitable Foundation.

    Sean Baylis Wealth Manager at RBC brings a passion and genuine enthusiasm for wealth management to his business. Prior to joining RBC, Sean worked as an educator and administrative leader in the Calgary private school system. Sean has facilitated numerous workshops on investing and financial education over the last ten years.

    Through his passion for education, he is an advocate for financial literacy and devotes energy and time to helping clients make informed wealth management decisions. Sean will be discussing the next generation of philanthropy.

    The Fireside Chat will be held on Wednesday February 4, 2015 starting at 6:30pm at the Cardel Theater (180 Quarry Park Blvd SE).

    Admission is free with a donation to the Calgary Food Bank.

    RSVP here