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Partner of The Month: Stephanie Feeney

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The end of 2018 is nearly upon us! After a year of leveraging research and community input in order to refine our early childhood investment priorities, it’s quite appropriate to recognize Stephanie Feeney as December’s Partner of the Month! Read More »

Partner of The Month: Chris Nelson

Posted by Social Venture Partners Portland

We are ushering in November by shining a spotlight on our Partner of the Month, Chris Nelson! Co-founder of Capstone Partners, Chris has developed some landmark real estate projects that have influenced neighborhood revival and livability. He brings the same passion to his philanthropic endeavors, through SVP and other community organizations. Read More »

Fellowship Spotlight: Jim Friscia

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November Encore Fellow Spotlight:  Jim Friscia Radio broadcasting, television production and a fascination with how media both reflects and influences our lives started Jim Friscia towards a wide-ranging career in media, technology and education. With a master’s degree from Syracuse University in TV, radio and film, Jim started down a public broadcasting career path in […] Read More »

Meet Our Newest Community Partner: CAIRO

Posted by Social Venture Partners Portland

Social Venture Partners is proud to announce our most recent investment in the Center for African Immigrants and Refugees Organization (CAIRO)! CAIRO’s focuses on breaking down the barriers to success for Portland’s African immigrant children and families, including preschool programming that prepares their children for success on their first day of kindergarten and beyond. This investment will primarily tap into SVP Partner expertise to clarify and build CAIRO’s organizational strategy and leadership. Read More »

PRESCHOOL FOR ALL – SVP’s Partnership with Multnomah County

Posted by Social Venture Partners Portland

Unfortunately, while more than 7,000 children in Multnomah County qualify for public preschool programs, only four out of 10 get the chance to attend, due to limited space and funding. For a community, that bodes a dismal future. For the children, it’s a tragedy of lost potential and repeats the cycle of poverty. Read More »

Partner of the Month: Teresa Gonczy O’Rourke

Posted by Social Venture Partners Portland

As kids head back to class and we approach the end of the year, we are excited to bestow October’s Partner of the Month on Teresa Gonczy O’Rourke. An early childhood specialist, Teresa has not only brought her expertise to SVP’s Community Partners (aka “Investees”), she and her husband are expecting their own little early childhood project due this winter! Read More »

SVP Welcomes Darren!

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In May, we welcomed Darren Davidson as our Vice President of Operations & Finance, taking over the day-to-day administration from Mark, who will now put his focus on vision-building, strategy, and fund development. Darren comes to SVP with a strong background in business management, financial analysis, process development, and information technology so it’s no surprise […] Read More »