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Announcing the 2019 Fast Pitch Finalists

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We’re thrilled to announce SVP Calgary’s Fast Pitch 2019 kicks off Sept. 11 with a new format, 12 participating teams and ambitions to continue to raise the profile of great non-profits in Calgary.  Fast Pitch is a free program offered by SVP Calgary for local, non-profit organizations.   Over the next two months, participating organizations will work with their volunteer coaches and each other to succinctly and powerfully “tell their story.” Through several guided workshops and one-on-one coaching, participants learn to communicate their value and impact in a compelling way, while competing for cash prizes for their organizations. SVP Calgary welcomes the 2019 Fast Pitch Cohort:

COLLABORATION CATEGORY
Chill and Brave Communications/Education: Kirstie Hayhoe and Kelly Schular
Fresh Routes and Stoney Health Services: Rob Ironside and Paige Thomsen
Immigrant Services Calgary and Mental Health Commission of Canada: Colyn Degraaff and Fiona Haynes

SVP INVESTMENT FOCUS CATEGORY
Affinity Youth Mentorship: Nicarla Elliis
Boys & Girls Clubs of Calgary: Tanya McCagherty
carya: Carolyn Frew
PIA – Portail de L’Immigrant Association: Evelyne Kemajou

GENERAL CATEGORY
Bridges Social Development: Alyssa Lindsay
Calgary John Howard Society: Megan Eichhorn
Easter Seals Alberta: Larry Mathieson
Families Matter: Lisa Barton
Renfrew Educational Services: Melanie Sicotte

The program culminates at the Fast Pitch Finals on Thursday, November 7, 2019 at Telus Spark.  All 12 teams will present their pitches at this high energy, quick fire event in front of 400 audience members and local, celebrity judges. Tickets go on sale mid-September.

The Fast Pitch program would not be possible without the support of our presenting partner, Imperial; as well as generous sponsorship from the Calgary Foundation, Keyera, KPMG, Calgary Municipal Land Corporation (CMLC), Calgary Parking Authority and Platform.

Follow Social Venture Partners Calgary Fast Pitch:
Fast Pitch event: www.fastpitchcalgary.com
Twitter: @SVPCalgary, #fastpitchyyc
Facebook: facebook.com/socialventurepartnerscalgary
Web: socialventurepartners.org/calgary

About Social Venture Partners 

At Social Venture Partners Calgary, we act as catalysts, connecting passionate philanthropists and local non-profits who together achieve unparalleled social impact. Our members come from all walks of life, from young professionals and business executives, to stay at home parents or retirees. And like the non-profits we work with, they share a passion for our community and the desire to make it better.