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We are tremendously grateful for our community of Partners.

Your time and talent, your generosity, your drive for something better… these are the roots of transformation – for individuals, for organizations, for our community. Thank you.

Corporate Partners

Denver Water

Katie Knoll – Stakeholder Relations Manager

HomeAdvisor

Craig Smith – President & COO

Olivia Gittens – Online Marketing Consultant

Allison Greer – Sales Consultant

Chris Reynders – Sales Executive

RelationEdge

Jason Gates – President

Foundation Partners

Denver Active 20-30 Children’s Foundation

Cameron Flint – Retail Advisor, CBRE

Kevin Freund – Portfolio Manager, CoBiz Financial, Inc.

Eric Hubbell – CEO/Founder, Myhub

Chad Huggins – Director, The Social Route

Chris Keith – Industrial Sales Engineer, Phoenix Contact

Bryan Lewis – Marketing and Business Development Manager, DaVita, Inc.

James Magarelli – Associate Director of Investments, Ascent Private Capital Management, US Bank

Peter Sengelmann – Associate Advisor, Pinnacle Real Estate Advisors

JJ Simon – Sr. Vice President, Commerical Banking Relationship Manager, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Merrill Stillwell – Managing Partner, Blue Mountain Investments

Nathan VanDiggelen – Sr. Associate, BKD CPAs & Advistors

Rhys Williams – Director of Business Development, Tagible

Russ Williams – Director, Intrinsic Valuation

Boettcher Foundation

Julie Lerudis – Director, Grants Program, Boettcher Foundation

Kyle Blackmer –  Boettcher Foundation Scholar Alum; Associate, Otten Johnson

Morgan Flynn –  Boettcher Foundation Scholar Alum; Senior Consultant, Hitachi Consulting

Hannah KoschnitzkeBoettcher Foundation Scholar Alum; Grants & Marketing Assistant, Project Angel Heart

Individual Partners

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Daniel Andrews – Certified Financial Planner, Well-Rounded Success

Robert Bayless – Management Consultant, Black & Veatch

Sara Bayless – Sr. Researcher, OMNI Institute

Joanne Bennett – Principal Recruiter, National Recruiting Solutions

Sharon Blender – Principal Consultant, E3 Advisory Services

Barbara Bonner – Program Manager, McKesson

Michelle Brown – Assoc. Vice President, Client Services, Sentis

Stacy Cason – Owner, Corona Cap Real Estate Development

Jeremy Cote – Senior Consultant, ClearPlan

Ashley Folkestad – Community Volunteer

Justin Folkestad – VP Finance, Rocky Mountain Water Works

Jim Gray – Retired

Sarah Gray – Retired

Clarisa Hernandez – Financial Advisor, North Star Resource Group

John Jenkins – Retired

Matt Jordan – Director of Strategic Initiatives, Education Commission of the States

Tim Keegan – Product Manager, Pason Systems

 

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Lisa Lane – Consultant/Owner, Nonprofit Garden

Andrew Marshall – Vice President, Solidyn Solutions

Dawn Marshall – Manager of Human Resources and Finance, Solidyn Solutions

Mark Newhouse – Partner, Covalency Partners

Kristin Parsons – Executive Advisor, Wheeling & Lake Erie Railway

Will Paterson – Evaluation Specialist

Linda Peotter – President, Metal Trading Corp.

Joshua Peterson – Sr. Information Solutions Advisor, USAA

Pierre Powell – Colonel (Retired), U.S. Air Force

Maura Ridge – Senior Philanthropic Planner, The Denver Foundation

Peter Spina – Senior Vice President, Commercial Banking, Northstar Bank

Anastasia Toomey – EOS Implementer; Owner at Front Porch Consulting

Jean Townsend – President, Coley/Forrest, Inc. 

Douglas Turner – Managing Director & Founder, Forward Financial Services

Reggie Vegliante – Retired Corporate Treasurer

Greg Wikelius – Financial Advisor

Andrea Woolley – Executive Director, Playworks Colorado

Liz Wright – Communications & Research Coordinator, Colorado Oil & Gas Association

 

 

 

With more than 3500+ members from Boston to Bangalore, SVP is the world’s largest network of engaged donors. 

In Denver we have 51 members (our Partners). They range from marketers to financial managers, from nonprofit leaders to corporate veterans, and from foundation executives to people 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.

“Being involved in SVP has not only been worthwhile and meaningful in how I contribute my time, but I have learned things I can apply in my work and found many personal lessons, companionship, and fun in working with other Partners.” – Claire Margolf, Partner since 2010

“Through SVP, I’ve been introduced to some amazing organizations that operate with a purpose and dedication that recharges my belief in the power of good. “ Jeff Ambs, Partner since 2012

And the list goes on.

Every story is different, but each is fueled by a series of connections. That’s the beauty of the SVP network. You never know who will take your impact to the next level.

Meet Some of Our Partners…

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

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

Merrill Stillwell

Merrill is a managing partner at Blue Mountain Investments, a small real-estate firm with operations in Denver and Vail Valley. Prior to that role, he was an analyst for Denver Investments. He joined SVP Denver in 2015 and has served on the our Board ever since. He is the liaison between Denver Active 20-30, a Denver-based nonprofit organization that raises over $1 million each year for children in our community. Read More »

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

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

Mark Newhouse, Impact Investing Committee Chair

Mark has been a SVP Denver partner since 2015, and currently serves on our Board of Directors. He currently serves as a General Partner for the Innosphere Fund, a seed venture capital fund that focuses on investing in early exit technology startup companies. He is spearheaded SVP Denver's efforts in impact investing with local social enterprise organizations. Read More »

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

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

Reggie Vegliante, Treasurer

Reggie is a retired corporate Treasurer with over 35 years of experience in corporate finance, banking and treasury with public companies and financial institutions. Reggie joined SVP Denver in 2014 and became the Board Treasurer in 2017. She has led multiple Investee projects, and has provided financial support to many other Investees since she has been with us. Read More »

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

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

Matt Jordan, Education & Engagement Committee Chair

Matt Jordan started his career as an AmeriCorps volunteer in the Mississippi Delta, which ignited a passion for [...] Read More »

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

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

Pierre Powell

Pierre is a retired U.S. Air Force Colonel who currently serves as President of PAMCO Investments Corp., a multi-specialty asset management corporation with concentration in oil & gas exploration and equity investment. Pierre recently spearheaded SVP Denver's Lead Partner program, and is an active Board member. Read More »

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

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

Linda Peotter, Development Committee Chair

Linda Peotter is a seasoned entrepreneur and business leader with a deep philanthropic passion. She founded a scrap metal trading company, where she served as the President. She also holds various board of director positions for organizations including The Alzheimer's Association, CU Leeds Business School, Colorado Succeeds, and SVP Denver. She is currently the Lead Partner for our Investee engagement with The Women's Bean Project, a social enterprise organization that helps chronically unemployed women get back on their feet. Read More »

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

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

New Partner Spotlight: Denise Miller

As a newcomer to Denver, new Partner Denise Miller can’t say enough good things about the social connections, the professional development, and the networking opportunities she’s encountered through SVP. Read More »

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

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

Spotlight On: Linda Peotter

Linda Peotter joined SVP in 2015 and is an effective results-oriented business leader. She brings vast business experience to our Investees. Read More »

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

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

Jason Gates

Jason is Founder and President of RelationEdge Colorado, a consulting services firm helping clients increase revenue by improving sales processes, leveraging automated tools, and enhancing customer engagement. He has been a partner with SVP Denver since February 2015 and is currently helping with three investees - Family Promise, El Sistema, and CDEC. Prior to moving to Denver, Jason was part of SVP Portland for about four years. Read More »

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

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

Andrew Marshall, Board Chair

J. Andrew Marshall is the Vice-President and Co-Owner of Solidyn Solutions, Inc. Solidyn is a software development company specializing in software systems development for the defense and intelligence community. Andrew and his wife, Dawn, joined SVP Denver in 2014 and have worked on the Investment Selection Committee and with Investees Elevate and Clothes to Kids Denver. Andy joined the Board of Directors in August 2015. Read More »

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

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

Joanne Bennett, Secretary

Joanne Bennett is the Founder and Principal Recruiter of National Recruiting Solutions and has been an SVP Partner since 2014. She has been the Lead Partner on multiple Investee projects and is highly engaged as a Board member. Read More »

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

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

Maura Ridge, The Denver Foundation Liaison

Maura Ridge is the Senior Philanthropic Officer and Director of Professional Advisor Programs at The Denver Foundation. A former SVP Denver Partner, Maura joined the SVP Denver Board of Directors in August 2015, where she served for a year, and has recently re-joined the SVP Board as The Denver Foundation liaison. Read More »

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

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

Christiano Sosa

Christiano Sosa is the Executive Director of The Arc of Colorado, where he leads the staff and board to influence public policy, increase public awareness, support local chapters, and collaborate with national, state and local organizations to ensure all people in Colorado with intellectual and developmental disabilities have choices in how they live, learn, work, worship, and play. Having been the Director of Capacity Building & Philanthropic Partnerships at The Denver Foundation for 12 years prior to The Arc, he has been in integral part of SVP Denver over the years. Read More »

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

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

Justin Folkestad, Investment Selection Committee Chair

Justin Folkestad works as VP of Finance at Rocky Mountain Water Works. Having joined SVP in July 2013 with his wife, Ashley, Justin has provided invaluable assistance to many SVP Denver Investees over the years, as well as working with SVP Denver staff on strategic mapping and processes. Read More »

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

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

New Member Spotlight: Charles Atkins

An avid hiker, golfer and skier, Charlie Atkins comes to SVP after 35 years as an attorney/CPA in the Denver area. With a passion for mentoring, Charlie is an advocate for resource sharing and partnering among nonprofits. Welcome, Charlie, we're excited to have you as part of the SVP family. Read More »

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

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

Spotlight On: Clarisa Hernandez

For SVP Partner Clarisa Hernandez, giving back to her community is nothing new. In October of 2013, she joined SVP [...] Read More »

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

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

Spotlight On: Justin Folkestad

Justin Folkestad joined SVP Denver in July of 2013 after being referred by his father-in-law, a long time Partner [...] Read More »

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

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

Jeff Ambs, Chair Emeritus

Jeff joined Social Venture Partners in July 2012. He is a global executive with Fortune 500 and agency experience and strong social entrepreneurial experience. His business development experience at the C-level across several industries includes... Read More »