Caroline Linden first joined SVP as an intern in November 2012, then was hired as its program assistant in February 2013, and promoted to the manager of programs and operations in August 2014. She graduated from Northwestern University in 2012 with a double major in political science and international studies.
While at NU, she was greatly involved in organizations and coursework related to social justice. She became interested in venture philanthropy while working as a co-chair of the Global Engagement Summit, an annual conference to build the capacity of the next generation of global change leaders. She was also student director of LIFT-Evanston, a nonprofit which helps community members achieve economic stability and well-being. In her junior year she studied in Amman, Jordan where she interned as the program manager with Young Entrepreneur’s Association (YEA), a nonprofit that aims to help small and medium sized Jordanian companies become investor and market-ready, and develop their ideas to facilitate the growth of their business. These experiences allowed her to combine global thinking with local action, and be continually motivated to do good well.
She feels grateful to have found a wonderful group of like-minded individuals in SVP’s Partners who not only work to strengthen local nonprofits, but also stretch themselves through a culture of continuous learning. As a native of Northeast Ohio, and a boomeranging young professional, she is driven by SVP’s work to unleash potential in Greater Cleveland.