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…
We live in Bloomington, MN, where we both grew up, with our 16-month-old daughter, Madigan Marguerite. Madigan was welcomed to our world in the St. Marguerite neighborhood of Marseille, France (hence her middle name), where Michael finished his MBA program. Read More »
I grew up in Golden Valley, MN. Earlier in my career, I worked in WI, PA, CO, IL, Milan and London before returning to the Twin Cities 25 years ago. Now, I run Commercial and Real Estate syndications for US Bank. I travel frequently for meetings with clients and arranging financings. 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.
Mary & Jim Anderson
Kate & Art Berman
Ally & Joe Delgado
Carlee & Pat Donohue
Rebecca & Dave Duvick
Amber & Nathan Espinosa
Joan & Craig Gudorf
Dionne & Alex Gumbs
Debora Garvey & Chapin Hall
Mary Dee & George Hicks
Michelle & Jeffrey Hinck
Kim & Eric Jackson
Jayme & Bob Keseley
Karen & Dan Kinsella
Julie & Rick Krieger
Kathy & Marty Leestma
Mary Anne & John Mauriel
Danielle Denney Moriarity & Michael Moriarity
Kimpa & David Moss
Holly & Jeff Parker
Daniela Vasan & Josh Reimnitz
Kim Berg & Will Schnabel
Tracy & Alden Skar
Carla Pavone & Morris Stockburger
Erin & Josh Susser
Vicki Raport & Guff Van Vooren
Jane & Steve VanTassel
Janet & John Watson
Factory Motor Parts
Amy Jo Van Culin
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