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Lurie LLP and Riverbridge Partners join Social Venture Partners Minnesota

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As part of its mission to impact more underserved teens in the Twin Cities community, Social Venture Partners Minnesota is delighted to announce two new corporate partners: Lurie LLP and Riverbridge Partners.

The two new corporate partners will identify key professional staff to act as partners within the SVP-MN organization. The staff will immediately join the due diligence team and be highly involved in helping to select SVP-MN’s next grantee(s) for the 2016-2017 cycle.

“Lurie welcomes the challenge SVP-MN puts forth to transform the best social enterprises serving teens,” said Kimpa A. Moss, CPA, CGMA • Partner, COO of Lurie LLP. “We are building a team of staff who will donate their functional expertise to SVP’s vetted nonprofits in the Twin Cities. The model SVP uses is proven to help social enterprises double their revenue during the typical three years of engagement, and we want to be part of that effort. In addition to the good this does for the community, it helps Lurie’s staff with hands-on leadership development experience.”

“We are excited to roll up our sleeves and get to work,” said Ross Johnson, Principal and Research Analyst at Riverbridge Partners. “Riverbridge Partners believes the SVP-MN model of donating not just funding, but also support for programs through professional volunteer hours, can move the needle and help more promising nonprofits grow their programs for at-risk teens.”

To meet its strategic goal of increasing highly-skilled volunteer hours to over $1 million in value annually by 2020, SVP-MN is actively seeking additional corporate partners to join the team.

“We are excited to welcome both Lurie and Riverbridge Partners to the SVP-MN family,” said Ann Herzog-Olson, executive director of SVP-MN. “We cannot do it alone. We must have support from the corporate community, family foundations and individuals to help more underserved teens and reach our 2020 goal for volunteer hours.”