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Together we accomplish more than any of us could on our own.  For us, giving is a group effort.

Where did SVP come from?

It was 1994, and Paul Brainerd was out of a job. He had just sold his software company, Aldus Corporation, to Adobe. PageMaker, the desktop publishing program his company created, had revolutionized printing and publishing—and left him an unexpected millionaire. Read More »

How SVP came to Calgary

This City has been good to us. Giving back is an opportunity to strengthen the community we all share. Through business, Brad and Tanya Zumwalt met Paul Brainerd, founder of the Social Venture Partners concept. Read More »

Andy Williamson's Journey to SVP

This is a portrait of Dr. Alexander Stewart Allen and he is my Grandfather. At the age of 29 with little more than a degree in medicine and his wife of one month, he set off from Canada to begin his medical career serving at a hospital deep in the heart of China Read More »