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

At Social Venture Partners Minnesota we have over 110 Partners (our donors). They range from financial managers to COOs, from corporate veterans to chairs of their school board, and from seasoned philanthropists 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.

Linda Ireland uses her personal Board service experience to guide nonprofits to stronger governance structures. Jim Anderson applies his consulting expertise to mentor nonprofit leaders and other SVP Partners in best practices. Charlie Maxwell found a way to engage his employees in meaningful work with local nonprofits. Al Fan found his calling as the leader of a local nonprofit organization after leaving an executive position at General Mills and volunteering with SVP.

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…

Jayme & Bob Keseley

With many decades of combined corporate and consulting experience, Jayme and Bob Keseley brought many skills and talents with their thoughtfulness and commitment to giving back when they became SVP Partners in late 2017. Read More »

Dionne & Alex Gumbs

Dionne and Alex relocated to the Twin Cities in the fall of 2017. They were drawn to SVP as a way to engage in their new community. Read More »

Kate & Arthur Berman

Kate and Art are excited to join Social Venture Partners Minnesota. Originally from the East Coast, Kate and Art [...] Read More »

Karen & Dan Kinsella

Karen and Dan Kinsella are about as hometown as can be. They grew up in Minneapolis near Lake Harriet, met in high school, started dating and married after college. They have three daughters and two grandsons. Read More »

Kimpa & Dave Moss

Kimpa Moss was recently elected by SVP Minnesota partner members to serve as Board Chair. She and her husband, [...] Read More »

Holly & Jeff Parker

Holly and Jeff Parker have spent significant parts of their lives educating and working on behalf of youth. Jeff [...] Read More »

We are tremendously grateful for our community of Partners.

Time and talent, generosity, and drive for something better…these are the roots of transformation – for individuals, for organizations, for our community.

PARTNERS

Mary & Jim Anderson
Jeff Arnesen
Kate & Art Berman
Linda Bryant
Alana Buckner
Ben Burgum
Ally & Joe Delgado
Rebecca & Dave Duvick
Amber & Nathan Espinosa
Gary Gallagher
Dionne & Alex Gumbs
Debora Garvey & Chapin Hall
Johnnie Hicks
Mary Dee & George Hicks
Michelle & Jeffrey Hinck
Linda Ireland
Kim & Eric Jackson
Chad Johnson
Neda Kellogg
Jayme & Bob Keseley
Karen & Dan Kinsella
Jim Kraft
Julie & Rick Krieger
Kathy & Marty Leestma
Mary Anne & John Mauriel
Danielle Denney Moriarity & Michael Moriarity
Andrew Moss
Kimpa & David Moss
Holly & Jeff Parker
Brian Peterson
Daniela Vasan & Josh Reimnitz
Jeanne Rudelius
Kim Berg & Will Schnabel
Ellie Singer
Tracy & Alden Skar
Andrea Stark
Carla Pavone & Morris Stockburger
Christi Strauss
Leslye Suarez
Erin & Josh Susser
Vicki Raport & Guff Van Vooren
Jane & Steve VanTassel
Jack Ward
Janet & John Watson
Kyle Wicks
Veronica Williams

CORPORATE PARTNERS

3M
Nancy Chang
Trevor McKinnon
Dan Pickering
Kirk Smith

C.H. Robinson
Kayla Greenwood
Kim Mai
Molly Nelson
Robb Stubenvoll

Factory Motor Parts
Marshall Lehman
Rick Lonson

Lube-Tech
Grace Bassette
Loren Feldkamp
Jason Fogt
Jeff Henderson
Eric Jackson
Cyndie Leary
Margaux McClure
Katherine Syverson
Amy Jo Van Culin

Lurie, LLP
Rhoda Beaird
Julie Helms
Amy Jongerius
Shelley Maasch
Michele Martin
Charles Talbert

Marsh and McLennan Companies
Dawn Araya
John Ratelle

Varde Partners
Tatiana Bremer
Alia Giama
Chris Harms
Mary Kelley
Karin Stone
Adam Ziskind

FOUNDATION SUPPORTERS
Bame Foundation
Castlelake Corporate Giving
Paddock Family Foundation
W.W. Grainger Foundation

2018 Partner Awards

In 2018, we had so many Partners demonstrate outstanding dedication to the mission of SVP Minnesota and to helping our Investees build capacity, we had to award two Partners in each category!

Partner of the Year

  • Steve VanTassel for exemplifying what it means to be an SVP Partner for his volunteering on our Investment Committee and Equity Team.
  • Dan Kinsella for his work as Lead Partner with Investee Cookie Cart.

Fast Start Award
Awarded to Partners who go above and beyond within their first two years as Partners.

  • John Watson for helping SVP scale through his leadership on the Marketing/Communications Committee, Due Diligence Team and Programs Committee.
  • Christi Strauss for her well-honed professional knowledge of the food industry and helping Cookie Cart scale.

5-Year Partners: Michelle and Jeff Hinck

Outgoing Board Service Award: Ally Delgado, Jacie Fogelberg and Guff Van Vooren