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Choosing Her Own Path: Cheryl Edmonds’ Story

To say Cheryl Edmonds’ life has been a long and winding road to becoming an Encore Fellow would be an understatement. At various times an art store owner, children’s dress designer, engineer, psychology student, and non-profit executive, she has never been one to get stuck in a rut. Read More »

One Partner’s Journey

After leaving Microsoft in 2000, I knew I wasn't ready to retire and I wanted to find meaningful work that gave me satisfaction. Given how fortunate I was for having worked at Microsoft, I was looking for the right opportunity that would allow me to give back to the community. I heard about Social Venture Partners, and was immediately interested... Read More »

Susan Sullivan: King County’s Youth Connector

When Susan and Bill joined SVP, she wanted to volunteer, but couldn’t find a good fit. SVP focuses on strengthening nonprofits in areas like board development, technology, human resources, leadership, and so forth. Susan didn’t feel she had the right expertise to volunteer in these areas, and so she held off, focusing on her family. Read More »